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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A People for Bikes campaign: Join the fight to end bike theft

People for Bikes
Join the fight to end bike theft
As the popularity of bicycling in the US continues to grow, unfortunately so does the problem of bike theft.
To help combat this crime, tech startup Project 529 launched a petition requesting eBay and Craigslist to require serial numbers on all bike sales. 
Sign the Project 529 Petition
While listing serial numbers won't prevent criminals from selling stolen bikes, it would put a speed bump in their path by throttling these large scale channels. Also, having serial numbers listed for online bike sales means victims will be able to search those sites for their stolen property.

“A bike is stolen every 30 seconds, on average,” said 529 Project Founder J Allard. "Including serial numbers is a simple change that will allow victims to effectively search for their stolen property and potential buyers to make more informed purchasing decisions."

Help us kick bike theft to the curb! Click here to sign the petition.

People for Bikes and World Bicycle Relief

 When people ride bikes, great things happen. 
Whether avoiding urban gridlock in the U.S. or trying to reach a distant school in rural Africa, bikes provide people with a simple solution to complex problems.

Watch to see how bikes are changing lives. 



Thursday, May 15, 2014

Bring a Friend: Tomorrow is Bike To Work Day!


Pop quiz: What's the fastest growing commute mode in the United States?

Bicycling!

While those of us who bike to work are still a small segment of the population, our ranks are growing quickly: 61% over the past decade alone. Clarity on who is riding and where also took shape last week with a report by the Census Bureau. And tomorrow, we'll see that on the streets of hundreds of communities as we celebrate National Bike to Work Day.


We know that the many creative events being held nationwide are encouraging more people of all ages and abilities to get in the saddle. We also know that increase in ridership is strongest in Bicycle Friendly Communities -- a list that grew to more than 300 with our latest announcement  just yesterday.

So get out and ride tomorrow -- and share what's going on in your community by posting your pictures on Twitter with the hashtag #btwd2014 and tag @bikeleague.  (Click here to download the infographic above!)   
 
http://bikeleague.org
 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sunday Sunday Rhody Run-day!!

Hey Kids! Come join the fun at the 2014 Rhody Run!


Kids 9 and under will have an opportunity to participate for FREE in the Jefferson Healthcare Kids Sprint for Health on Sunday, May 19th . Participants will receive a free t-shirt!
When:    Sunday, May 18th 9:30 a.m.
Where:  Fort Worden
Who:      Children 9 and under may compete in this fun sprint
Three heats will match runners’ ages and abilities:
Heat 1 (100 yards, ages 7-9)
Heat 2 (75 yards, ages 4-6)
Heat 3 (50 yards, 3 and under)
How to register:
Register on Sprint Day on-site:
Registration is as simple as signing up at the start line of the race (by the anchor on the parade ground). Registration will start at 9:00 a.m.
The Kids Sprint for Health begins at approximately 9:30 am, just prior to the start of the Rhody Run race.
Brittany Huntingford
360/385-2200 x. 2037
brhunting@jeffersonhealthcare.org
John Nowak
360/385-2200, ext. 2036
jnowak@jeffersonhealthcare.org