Bike Smart Training: Kohl's bike smart trailer returns to Middlebury in May with over 30 bikes and helmets and props to hone skills and teach rules of the road. Mary Hogan students will receive training in PE classes the week of May 24-28.
Bike Smart Guided Ride: New and newly returning adult bike riders may contact Laura Asermily at lase...@yahoo.com at a time and location you can set to ride your bike with her or a borrowed one she can help arrange.
Free E-bike Loan Program: Reserve an electric assisted bike or cargo bike to try free for up to 3-5 days through Frog Hollow Bikes with support from Local Motion, Middlebury Safe Routes and Town of Middlebury. Tentatively slated to begin June and run through the summer and fall. Learn about cargo and e-bikes at http://www.vbikesolutions.org/.
Kelly Boe Memorial Bike Ride: Take a slow-paced bike ride in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roads, including Middlebury's Kelly Boe for which an annual ride was started and named. It coincides with the National Ride of Silence on Wed May 19 at 7 pm. Offer a donation to MUHS for the Kelly Boe Foundation.
Human Powered Parade: Join a self-guided physically distant, yet zany socially connected event on Sat. May 22 (10 am-2 pm) in Bristol with porch music in route. Parade your resilience—our theme this year. When we ride bikes, scooters, skateboards, walk, or run, we connect with our environment in a more direct way. More details here.
Mountain Bike Rides, departs Frog Hollow Bikes Join Addison County Bike Club (ACBC) cyclists on Trail Around Middlebury rides. For more about rides, trail work days, clinics and safety training for the next generation of mountain bikers, visit addisoncountybikeclub.org. CHECK WITH FROG HOLLOW BIKES ON FAT TIRE RENTALS AND SALES. Use trails intended for bikes on the TAM (marked on maps) and avoid blazing new ones to protect new growth.
Local Motion's Trailside Bike Center & Ferry Visit localmotion.org to see resources designed to bring walking and biking within reach of all Vermonters. Local Motion's Bike Center along the bike path opens May 1 (10-6) to rent bikes and the bike ferry runs June-Oct 11.
Middlebury Safe Routes hosts "Walk and Roll to School Day" usually the first Wednesday of month, monitors traffic patterns and student travel behavior, plans activities to teach bike skills and rules of the road, and recommends improvements to roads, parking lots, drop offs, sidewalks, crosswalks, traffic lights, signage, bus routes, bike routes, bike racks, and more. Contact Erik Remsen at erik....@gmail.com to help or offer input.
Walk/Bike Council of Addison County is a county-wide, citizen-led advisory group that meets every 6-8 weeks in Middlebury. The Council seeks to build momentum and capacity for safer walking and biking to our towns and villages. We are mapping a Triangle road bike loop best connecting our Addison County hubs of Bristol, Vergennes and Middlebury via New Haven. Council members work with state and regional agencies, municipal staff, schools and other interested community partners. We seek members from western, north and south portions of our county. Anyone interested should visit walkbikeaddison.org or email Adam Franco at adamf...@gmail.com.