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  • 02 Oct 2015 6:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    From Brian Managan,

    I just got the news from Arlen Hall, Tours Director at Adventure Cycling Association, that Adventure Cycling’s Epic Tours 2016 Leader selection is now official and we have a GO to publish. I’m actually quite honored … 166 responses came in from trained leaders and I was picked to lead one of only nine self-contained Epics in 2016.

     I have been selected to lead Adventure Cycling's inaugural Route 66 tour from Santa Monica California to Chicago Illinois, starting April 17th.

     This is a 55 day camping, shared cooking, self-contained and UNsupported (no van) tour of nearly 2600 miles that’s rated “advanced” physical difficulty level. (It should say “mental” too!) Registration is limited to 14 riders and I’d like to extend an invitation to fit, experienced, qualified, prepared, and adventurous RBC members to join me.  There are some VERY challenging sections to this route due to long desert stretches with minimal services, winds, and significant climbs. And Missouri. (There’s the “mental” part!)  ;-)  The paybacks however, are plenty! It’s a NEW tour, there will be “bugs” and I’m hoping to see a team that can weather the challenges and beta-test this for future tours.

     See the full Route 66 Tour details page (hit all the “tabs”) at:

     http://www.adventurecycling.org/guided-tours/self-contained-tours/2016-route-66-the-mother-road-eastward/

     A bit later, I’ll have a complete write-up to share on the web and newsletter. I’m hoping to make this Adventure Cycling’s fastest tour sellout ever, and get to work on a million preparations for this Brand New Tour!

     Interested parties may contact me at:

     bmanagan@adventurecycling.org

     Happy Trails!

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    Live your Dreams, don’t Dream your Life”
    - Ian Hibell

    Catch my blog at bcmbike.net/blog

  • 09 Mar 2015 4:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    RCB has about 70 bikes that we'd like to give away to needy cyclists, but that are missing a saddle and, in some cases, a seatpost. If you have an old takeoff saddle or seatpost that's gathering dust in your basement, we hope you'll consider donating it. Just drop it off at our 226 Hudson warehouse between the hours of 9am to 1pm, Monday through Saturday. If you can't make it to the our warehouse, please drop your donations off at local bike shops Bike Zone, Towpath Bike, Pedellars Bike Shop, Park Ave Bike Shop, or Full Moon Vista.

    RCB is a 501(c)(3) organization, so your donation is tax deductible.
  • 04 Feb 2015 2:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This planning effort has been initiated to develop a more complete transportation network for residents of all ages.  Once completed, the Plan will identify gaps within the Town's current bicycle and pedestrian system and provide alternatives for eliminating those gaps.  This will be achieved by fostering community awareness and providing a detailed listing of projects and programs to improve accommodations for walking and biking within the Town.  The final study will address the needs and opportunities throughout Chili while giving special emphasis to our three major activity centers:  Chili Center, West Chili, and North Chili. 

    The Open House is scheduled for Thursday, February 5th, 2015 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm in the Chili Highway Department, 200 Beaver Road .

  • 27 Jan 2015 9:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Link to D&C article of January 27th.

    http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2015/01/26/study-bike-sharing-can-work/22375925/

    RBC and RCA Member Scott Wagner is quoted.


  • 26 Jan 2015 6:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    8th Annual FLCC Off-Season Bike Touring Get-Together/Dinner/Celebration and Adventure Cycling Assoc. Member Gathering


    Details Here:
    http://flcycling.org/2014/12/03/flcc-off-season-bike-touring-get-togetherdinnercelebration-tuesday-january-27/#more-4760

  • 24 Nov 2014 4:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In case you missed it here is the link to the D&C November 24, 2014 Front page story on cycling featuring RBC board member Scott Wagner and quotes from RBC President Mark Robbins and RBC Board Member Richard DeSarra.

    http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2014/11/23/law-protect-cyclists-unenforced/19466871/

  • 16 Sep 2014 9:03 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Passing this along.  Contact Fran directly if you are interested in participating.

    Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) is looking for people who might want to be a model in some Erie Canalway Trail shots for the Erie Canalway Trail website that is being created for PTNY. One photographer will be shooting this coming weekend and another maybe during this week, when it is forecast to be sunny and warmer. We are planning on photos from Brockport, Spencerport, and Pittsford.  We are especially interested in persons in the 20 – 40ish age category and children over 10. 

    Cyclists in colorful jerseys are what we are also hoping for.  Dave Valvo is expecting to shoot in Spencerport at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and around  11:30 a.m. at Pittsford Schoen Place.  Andy Olenick will be shooting in Brockport but I don’t yet know when.

    Call me anytime on my cell phone 585-797-7098 if you want to discuss.  This would be very helpful to us.  Thanks so much.

    Here is what you can send them as far as what we are doing and why:

    PTNY has contracted with 2k Design as a consultant to help us develop our Erie Canalway Trail marketing effort.  We received a modest grant from Empire State Development to fund this effort.  Dave Valvo, a well-known Rochester photographer, will be doing some of the beauty shots for the website that 2k is creating, but we can’t pay professional models for these shots and real people are better anyway.  So, what we need is some cyclists who may want to be part of a shoot  in Brockport, Spencerport, and Pittsford.  Time is of the essence as we are losing leaves, leaf color, and temperature at a rapid rate. Below is  what we are looking for.  Can you put out a call to your networks to see if there are people who might be interested?  It should be a neat experience.

    Here is what we need:

    Models - mix of ages:

    – Boomers age 50-70
    – Families with one or two kids (around age 10+)
    – 20-30 somethings
    – Diversity
    – Mix of male/female
    – Couples (groups of couples)
    – 2-4 women
    – 2-4 men

    Wardrobe: Bright colors (but not bright green)

    OK - Red, pink, bright blues, orange, gold, purple;

    NO black, dark blue, white; Solid colors (Black bike shorts or pants are fine)

    NO patterns prints

    Bike helmets a must!

    Day packs optional 

    Fran Gotcsik

    Director of Programs and Policy
    Parks & Trails New York
    29 Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207
    518-434-1583
    | www.ptny.org
    585-797-7098 cell
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  • 13 Aug 2014 2:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    WXXI Radio broadcast this show about biking in Rochester.

     You can listen to the broadcast online here: http://wxxinews.org/post/connections-biking-around-rochester

  • 21 May 2014 8:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Greater Rochester Area Bicycling Map 2014 Edition Now Available
    http://www.gtcmpo.org/Bike_Map_2014/BikeMapInfo.htm.

    The 2014 Greater Rochester Area Bicycling Map, prepared by the Genesee Transportation Council utilizing road ratings provided by volunteer members of the Rochester Bicycling Club, is now available. 

     

    The ratings represent the opinions of experienced bicyclists on the rideability of major roads based on existing road conditions and features such as pavement width and quality, traffic volumes, presence and type of shoulders, and posted speed limits.

     

    Copies of the map are available at the following locations:

    • Bicycle Outfitters, 72 Main Street, Brockport

    • Bike Zone, 2100 Ridge Road West, Greece

    • Mac 5 Bikes, 37 East Main Street, Webster

    • Park Avenue Bike Shop, 2900 Monroe Avenue, Pittsford

    • R Community Bikes, 226 Hudson Avenue, Rochester

    • Sugar's Bike Shop, 2139 North Union Street, Spencerport

    • Towners Bike Shop, 1048 University Avenue, Rochester

    • More locations to come...

    Individual copies can also be requested by telephone at the number provided below. Electronic copies in portable document format (PDF) may be downloaded here.

     

    Please be aware that road conditions may change and bicyclists must always be aware of vehicular traffic, potholes, and other road hazards.

     

    Additional information and maps available from:

    Genesee Transportation Council

    City Place ● 50 West Main Street ● Suite 8112

    ● Rochester, NY 14614-1227

    Phone:  (585) 232-6240 ● Fax:  (585) 262-3106

     

    To view and/or download the map in PDF click here.

  • 19 May 2014 11:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Town of Chili is starting a Bicycle & Pedestrian Study.  There will be a community meeting to gather public input on Tuesday, May 27 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at the Town Highway Department at 200 Beaver Rd.

    More information here.

    If you miised the meeting and want to provide suggestions or other input for the Chili Bicycle-Pedestrian master Plan you can send them to: john@steinmetzplanninggroup.com


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