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Breaking the Bubble, 5 December 7:30-8:30

Be part of the discussion “Breaking The Bubble: Re-Humanizing Rochester: The Past, Present, and Future of Rochester’s Transportation System”, 5 December, 7:30-8:30 at Brue Coffee downtown. Reconnect Rochester founder Mike Governale and City of Rochester Transportation Specialist Erik Frisch will

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3-foot passing law + jerseys!

We at the Rochester Cycling Alliance are working with the New York Bike Coalition toward a state law requiring motorists to leave a 3-foot space when passing cyclists on the road. You can read more and help by contacting your

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Rochester awarded Bronze Bicycle Friendly City status

by Harvey Botzman The League of American Bicyclists continues to cite Rochester for its success as a Bicycle Friendly City. In its most recent Fall, 2016, rankings, Rochester once again achieved a Bronze rating. More than 140 cities applied for

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Nelson Vails visit sponsored by Conkey Cruisers, 25-27 September

Conkey Cruisers, founded by RCA board member Theresa Bowick, will host Olympic medalist and cycling advocate Nelson “Nelly” Vails in Rochester 25-27 September. You can join him to see Cheetah: The Nelson Vails Story, attend a lunch & learn panel

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City to Nature Ride with Genessee Land Trust

As part of the first annual ‘Bike Your Park Day’ happening across the United States, Genesee Land Trust will be leading a City to Nature ride, happening Saturday, 24 September at 10:00. We will begin the ride on El Camino

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Bringing electric bikes to New York

This essay by Paul Winkeller, Executive Director of the New York Bicycling Coalition, originally appeared in the Buffalo News on 6 September 2016. In 2002, federal law was amended to distinguish bicycles with low-power electric motors capable of reaching speeds

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On Spokes & Folks: Bike to School Day

On 15 August, the local radio show Spokes & Folks featured Bike to School Day activities around Rochester as its topic. Host (and RCA board member) Dan Lill led a discussion with guests Karen Lankeshofer, Glenn Cerosaletti, and Doug Kelley.

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Why Small Things Matter: Artistic Bike Racks in a Transitional Neighborhood

by Monica Finger, NeighborWorks® Rochester The intersection between healthy, stable, and prosperous neighborhoods and those neighborhoods that support infrastructure for alternative transportation is well-documented. Communities that are walkable and ‘bike-able’ have reduced congestion, pollution, and noise; they promote interaction and

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Bike-in Movie 11 August at the Public Market

Here’s a great way to enjoy summer on two wheels: a bike-in movie! On 11 August, after Richard Fries’ talk, you can roll over to the Public Market to see the 1983 feature film BMX Bandits. Music and socializing start

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Richard Fries speaks about cycling & city revitalization 11 August

Richard Fries, Executive Director of MassBike, will lead a discussion 11 August about cycling, urban development and revitalization, and attracting and retaining the millennial generation. Join in! The event will start with a reception at 5:30, continue with Richard’s presentation

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