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Forum: Road Cycling 04-15-13, 11:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,129
Posted By mattotoole
seypat, Can you post a link? If it's...

seypat,

Can you post a link?

If it's a Virginia event I'm happy to tweet it, and/or put it on our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Virginia-Bicycling-Federation/107297425968394). ...
Forum: Vehicular Cycling (VC) 11-15-12, 10:04 PM
Replies: 701
Views: 19,270
Posted By mattotoole
The facts about cycling in Holland

http://departmentfortransport.wordpress.com/2012/10/26/anti-cycling-john-forester-versus-the-facts-about-holland/
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-23-12, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 378,252
Posted By mattotoole
I'm glad I was wearing my helmet

Feel free to comment, or post your own story on our blog:

Iím Glad I Was Wearing My Helmet | Virginia Bicycling Federation (http://www.vabike.org/im-glad-i-was-wearing-my-helmet/)
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-05-12, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By mattotoole
Vintage Motobecane Raffle - Lanie Kruszewski Memorial Fund

Motobecane Gran Sport, 100% restored, 100% of proceeds go to Virginia Bicycling Federation, in memory of Lanie Kruszewski. Donate any amount and get one chance per dollar donated.

Check it out...
Forum: Southern California 09-29-12, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By mattotoole
skidder, NBPD has been giving excellent...

skidder,

NBPD has been giving excellent monthly reports at the bike safety committee meetings. Their stats are being used for infrastructure improvements, enforcement, and education efforts. ...
Forum: Southern California 09-29-12, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By mattotoole
If you have some information that we don't,...

If you have some information that we don't, please share.

Or maybe you can volunteer to help us with the counts. We have a nice form to use, plus Frank has been working on an app.

I...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-28-12, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 974
Posted By mattotoole
Great wrong-way cycling video - w/ candid response from dep. police chief

What started out to be a ride the other day wound up as several of us standing around on a corner, observing wrong-way riders. So Frank shot this video:

http://bikenewportbeach.org/32nd-street/ ...
Forum: Southern California 09-28-12, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By mattotoole
Indeed there are thousands of cyclists riding PCH...

Indeed there are thousands of cyclists riding PCH through Newport every day. The more cyclists there are, the more visible we are, and studies (Pucher, et al) show the safer we will be.

But...
Forum: Southern California 09-28-12, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By mattotoole
Newport Beach Memorial Ride, for Sarah Leaf & Kit Campion-Ritz

In honor of Sarah Leaf and Dr. Kit Campion-Ritz, there's a memorial ride (http://www.newportbeachmemorialride.com/index.html) on Sunday, October 28, 8:00 AM at the new Whole Foods market in Fashion...
Forum: Southern California 08-03-12, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By mattotoole
If it's that sailing forum...

If it's that sailing forum (http://sailinganarchy.com), you might have seen it there too. :p

Anyway, Part II is posted (http://bikenewportbeach.org/michael-toerge-tough-48-hours-part-ii/).
Forum: Southern California 08-03-12, 01:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By mattotoole
A singlehanded sail to Catalina for some mountain biking? What could go wrong?

What an ordeal!

http://bikenewportbeach.org/michael-toerge-tough-48-hours/
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-18-12, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By mattotoole
Socal police harass bike advocate, then... apologize!

From my bNB (http://bikenewportbeach.org) colleague Frank Peters:
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-18-12, 02:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By mattotoole
Go Kimberly!

Go Kimberly!
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-18-12, 01:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By mattotoole
Not reduced rates but Virginia state parks have...

Not reduced rates but Virginia state parks have guaranteed camping for touring cyclists (http://www.vabike.org/guaranteed-camping-touring-cyclists-virginia-state-parks/). No one who rides in will be...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-01-12, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By mattotoole
Help save cycling - write/call your congressman now.

The House transportation bill would eliminate all federal bike/ped funding. A last-minute amendment could put it back. Here's a last-minute appeal by the Bikeleague's Andy Clarke, to contact your...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-01-12, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By mattotoole
This is no joke. This came today from RTC's Jake...

This is no joke. This came today from RTC's Jake Lynch:

G’day guys,
In the words of the late, great John Lennon – “Nobody told me there’d be days like these.”
In terms of America’s...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-01-12, 02:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 956
Posted By mattotoole
2nd St. in Belmont Shore.

2nd St. in Belmont Shore.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 01-18-12, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By mattotoole
Bike Advocacy From the NRA Playbook

Tom Bowden's latest article is a gem:

http://www.commutebybike.com/2012/01/18/bike-advocacy-from-the-nra-playbook/

It needed to be said, and heard!
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 01-18-12, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By mattotoole
Virginia Legislative Update 1/18/12

We just posted Bud's latest news from the state legislature -- bills on texting, tailgating by motorists, stop for pedestrians in crosswalks, and contra-flow bike lanes:
...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-20-11, 02:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,129
Posted By mattotoole
Indeed. In the 8 years I lived there, I found...

Indeed. In the 8 years I lived there, I found southwest VA to be more bike friendly than southern CA, where I've lived most of my life.
Forum: Road Cycling 12-19-11, 11:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,129
Posted By mattotoole
Everyone, I hope you would have read Anne...

Everyone,

I hope you would have read Anne Whisnant's articles linked to from our site. No one but the editor of the article linked to above suggested the Parkway would be closed to cyclists,...
Forum: Southeast 12-13-11, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 681
Posted By mattotoole
The Bikeleague has a ready-made email for you to...

The Bikeleague has a ready-made email for you to submit comments via CapWiz:

http://capwiz.com/lab/issues/alert/?alertid=58057536
Forum: Southeast 12-12-11, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 681
Posted By mattotoole
If you were freaked out by the Blue Ridge...

If you were freaked out by the Blue Ridge Outdoors article, Will has posted a more down-to-earth one today.
...
Forum: Touring 12-09-11, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By mattotoole
The essence of the issue is, Parkway management...

The essence of the issue is, Parkway management is trying to wall themselves off from having to interface with local communities and user groups, by closing side roads and feeder trails; then...
Forum: Southeast 09-20-11, 01:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By mattotoole
Announcement Wed: will Richmond VA host the 2015 World Cycling Championships?

Find out Wednesday, at a get-together at the Capital Ale House:

Richmond 2015 Announcement Wednesday | Virginia Bicycling Federation (http://www.vabike.org/richmond-2015-announcement-wednesday/)
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