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  • 06 Sep 2013 4:53 PM | Deleted user
    Western New York Wellness, Inc. presents

    Tour de Rochester for LiveSTRONG

    RIDE TO SURVIVE 9.28.13

    The LiveSTRONG Foundation is not about one person, but for the lives of 28 million cancer survivors around the world! LiveSTRONG service and support is free to all survivors from the day of diagnosis. Western New York Wellness Program was initially funded by LiveSTRONG and we continue to support their efforts ! All the funds raised by our annual Tour de Rochester are sent to LiveSTRONG. We’ve been cycling throughout the spring and summer months and we will wrap up the season with this event to honor the 28 million cancer survivors around the world!

    The Tour de Rochester is a 30 mile ride beginning at the Ferry terminal parking lot in Charlotte. The ride will use all paved bike paths and some roads. The ride offers many opportunities to shorten from the 30 miles, so we welcome one and all to join us for some or all of it! Helmets are required. A map is available. We will ride at our own pace from Charlotte, along the Parkway Bike Trail to the 390 Bike Trail and go south to Ridge Rd. After a quick jaunt down Latona Rd and Long Pond Rd., we will pick up the Erie Canal Trail to Genesee Valley Park. After crossing the river, we will ride north along the river and re-cross the river on the Court St. Bridge and ride down State St. to High Falls. We’ll take the High Falls Bridge to St. Paul St. and go north for a mile, then down into the river gorge and cross over the power dam at Maplewood Park, through the park , under Rt. 104 and and continue down Lake Ave. Just past Riverside Cemetery, the bike path goes back down to the river and along the boardwalk at Turning Point Park. We continue along the river back to the ferry terminal.

    If you’ve never taken this route, bring your camera! The sights at the dam, Maplewood Falls and along the river can only be accessed on foot or by bike. And with the autumn colors, it is a sight to behold!
    Bring water and some fruit or an energy bar. Bring some lunch money because anyone who is interested can gather following the ride at a restaurant near the river.

    We are asking every rider to make a contribution to the Live STRONG Foundation, so please bring yours with you and we will collect and submit it as a testimonial of our WNYWP support.

    This will be our last group ride of the year – help us make it the BEST! Come on out and bring a friend or two and your checkbook. We look forward to seeing you there – SATURDAY, Sept. 28, 2013, 10 AM, Ferry Terminal Parking Lot, Charlotte, Rochester, NY. (rain date Oct. 5)

    www.wnywp.org
  • 05 Sep 2013 3:07 PM | Deleted user

    National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project Counts are scheduled for September 10-15th 2013 (Tuesday through Sunday). We need your help, please sign up.

    See this site: http://goo.gl/9y3T2i which lets you view all of the sites and easily sign up.

    Please feel free to contact Robert Torzynski at the telephone number listed below, or Elizabeth Murphy with the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency, at (585) 224-3146, for assistance with signing-up or with questions.

    Please note that all counts will be done as Screen Line counts, and that we’ve relocated some sites and added others. We’re also asking that volunteers limit themselves to the “standard” count times, which are 5-7 p.m. for weekdays and Noon-2 p.m. for weekends (Saturday-Sunday). It’s our hope that standardizing will help to ease data entry and improve the reliability and comparability for the count data.

    A copy of the screen line count instructions/recording form can be obtained by emailing Robert Torzynski, rtorzynski@gtcmpo.org.

    Further information is available here: http://goo.gl/iUNXp5.

    Information on the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project is available here: http://bikepeddocumentation.org/.

    Please do not hesitate to contact me at your convenience if you have any questions or comments.

    Please share this email if you know of anyone that may wish to participate in the project.

    Sincerely,
    Robert R. Torzynski, AICP, PTP
    Program Manager - Bicycle & Pedestrian Planning
    Genesee Transportation Council
    50 W. Main St., Suite 8112
    Rochester, NY 14614-1227
    rtorzynski@gtcmpo.org
    Phone: (585) 232-6240

     

  • 01 Sep 2013 7:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    We are sad to announce that long time member Dick Burns passed away suddenly on Thursday, August 29th after collapsing at home. Dick was 82 years young. He was an avid cyclist and up until a couple years ago, a very active RBC member. Over the years he led numerous rides, and held various positions in the club as an officer. He is survived by his wife Sigrid and daughter Laura. Our condolences to the family. He will be missed by all.

    Democrat & Chronicle Obituary Sunday, Sept 1, 2013

    D&C Guest Book

    Information if you would like to send a card or make a donation to their designated charities.

    From Laura Burns, Dick's Daughter:

    Sigrid Burns
    831 George Washington Way
    Webster, NY 14580
    671-6732

    Laura Burns
    105 Tanglewood Ct
    Webster, NY 14580
    hubcatsboston@aol.com  (email me if you'd like to be notified of a memorial)
    585-787-4209

    St. Ann's Home and Heart
    (585) 697-6087
    696 Ridge Road
    Webster, NY14580

    www.stannscommunity.com
    (this was the day program that he enjoyed, twice a week in the last year, and where he died.

    Habitat for Cats
    PO Box 25637
    Rochester, NY 14625
    habitatforcats.com (non-profit)
    local group that assists with feral and stray cats, to trap, neuter and release.  We use the trap that Dad built, and commercial traps based on his design.

    Rochester Bicycling Club
    PO Box 1211
    Pittsford, NY 14534

    More information will appear here as it becomes available.
  • 14 Aug 2013 11:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Read the Webster Post Article here
  • 18 Jul 2013 10:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As of July 14th there have been 176 reported rides, with 13 rainouts and 27 ride sheets outstanding.  There have been only 37 Impromptu rides so far this year compared to 70 last year.  A total of 1792 riders, consisting of 353 individuals, have so far accumulated 58,864 miles. Depending on the statistic, this is 20-25% below last year at this time.  The wetter season so far this year compared to the beautiful, dry spring last year is at least partially responsible for this decline.  

    Participating riders have averaged 5.1 rides and 167 miles.  64 people have done 10 or more rides and 16 people have done 20 or more rides.  Four people are over 1000 club miles and 5 others are within 100 miles of that mark.  We have had 145 first time riders so far this year.  Each non-rain-out has averaged 10.2 riders, although the S&E rides have averaged 16 riders per ride. 

  • 13 Jun 2013 2:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As of June 12th there have been 118 reported rides, with 6 rainouts and 15 ride sheets outstanding. 
    A total of 1180 riders, consisting of 275 individuals, have so far accumulated 39,035 miles.
    Depending on the statistic, this is 10-20% below last year at this time. 
    The cooler, wetter spring this year compared to the beautiful, dry spring last year is at least partially
    responsible for this decline.  

    Participating riders have averaged 4.3 rides and 142 miles.  
    35 people have done 10 or more rides and 3 people have done 20 or more rides. 
    We have had 81 first time riders so far this year.  Each non-rain-out has averaged 10.0 riders. 

     Four rides so far this year have had 30 or more riders.

  • 08 May 2013 10:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Press Release:

    ROCHESTER, NEW YORK – Nu-Look Collision is receiving the “2012 Bicycle Transportation Community Recognition Award” from the Rochester Bicycling Club.  The award is being presented to the company on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Nu-Look Collision’s Henrietta shop location at 840 Lehigh Station Road.

    This award is given to a Rochester community organization that promotes bicycling for transportation or bicycle safety in the community.  The Rochester Bicycling Club chose Nu-Look Collision because of their response to the tragic injury to their employee, Kevin Royston. 

     In June of 2012, Kevin was riding his bicycle in Rushville and was hit in a hit and run.  He lost part of his leg as a result.  Kevin was employed as a Body Technician at Nu-Look Collision’s Monroe Avenue location.  His passion is riding his bike, and now, with his prosthetic leg, he is learning to ride again. 

     Whitey Link, Kevin Royston and wife, and Cindy FleischerAfter the injury, his employer, Nu-Look Collision, decided on a way to raise money to help Kevin and his family with the medical expenses.  They organized “Raffle for Royston”, and approached area businesses and friends and family of Kevin, as well as their customers to help in their effort.  The raffle alone raised $22,445 for Kevin.  Raffle for Royston coincided with the benefit event, “Ride for Royston”, which included a group bicycle ride and dinner.  There were 79 raffle prizes given away at the event, donated by individuals and companies who wanted to show their support.  Some of the top prizes included a $1,000 cash prize from Nu-Look Collision, a $400 restaurant gift certificate donated from Nu-Look Collision, a 2012 7.3 Trek Bicycle donated by Geneva Bicycle Center, and a $900 Snap-on Tools tool cart. 

     

    Todd Zigrossi (President of Nu-Look), Kevin Royston, and Whitey LinkThe company also used their television advertising space to promote bicycle safety awareness through their commercials.  The Rochester Bicycling Club took notice, and was inspired to create this award.  They thought it would be great to honor Nu-Look Collision with an award and a check for $500 to use towards more “Share the Road” safety messages.




     Nu-Look Collision Centers have promoted safety to the Rochester community as part of their marketing campaign for the last several years.  Through a series of commercials known as “Safety Shorts”, they provide tips to the community about safe driving, vehicle maintenance and sharing the road with bicyclists.


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     RBC President, Whitey Link, will be presenting the award.

    Channel 13 Coverage

    Nu-Look Collision Bike Safety Radio Ad
  • 16 Mar 2013 10:31 AM | Anonymous

    To Whom It May Concern:

     I am conducting a study that investigates how cyclists value different forms of bicycle transportation networks. I am administering an online survey to individuals who are at least 18 years old, own a bicycle, and live in the United States. I am conducting this research in the hopes that it can help policy makers and city planners better understand cyclist’s preferences when it comes to where they ride their bicycles.

     I am writing to you to see if your organization would be interested in helping me recruit participants. The survey will gather information about how individuals value different transportation networks as well as some basic demographic data similar to what you would see on the US Census. The survey will only take about 12 minutes to complete. Individuals who complete my survey can enter to win one of ten Amazon gift cards. I will be raffling off two $100 gift cards four $50 gift cards, and four $25 gift cards. Entering this raffle is completely voluntary.

     I will be extremely grateful if you can help me by sharing a link to the survey portal where my survey is being administered. The best way to do this is by emailing your members directly with the link. I think it could also be helpful to post the link on your website, blog, and/or social media site (Facebook or Twitter). This project has a very short timeline, the survey will be open from now until April 5th, and I need to gather as many responses as possible so your help will be greatly appreciated!  

     Here is the survey link:

     http://ucsas.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_298lnFRkTGuAH0F

     I would love to answer any questions you may have about this process. Feel free to call or email me if you have any questions about sharing this survey or about my research. Thank you so much for your time and willingness to participate in my research!

     Sincerely,

    Cassie Finer

    Economics Honors Student Class of 2013

    University of Colorado

    Tel: (707)326-9489

    cassie.finer@colorado.edu

  • 12 Mar 2013 11:12 PM | Andrew R Stewart (Administrator)
    Dick and Sig Burns's estate sale is Friday, March 29th at their Webster home. For those who don't know Dick he is a many facetted man with many different talents and interests. Expect to find wood and metal tooling including a lathe, drill press, hand held power tools, measuring and hand tools. There's a lot of hard wood pieces waiting for a project. The garage has canoes, skis, a compresser, gardening tools and ladders. Furnature, cameras, books and more household items will be offered. The address is 408 Woodland Lane, Webster. Go to DaisyEstateSales.com for more details. The cycling items are being handled by Andy Stewart independent of the estate sale.   
  • 19 Feb 2013 7:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Save the Date
    Tuesday April 30, 2013

     

    We envision a future in which every community has transportation options that are healthy, fun, safe, and environmentally friendly. The purpose of the Genesee-Finger Lakes Active Transportation Summit  is to help educate, inspire, and mobilize our 9-county region to achieve that vision by making walking, biking, and transit easier, safer, and more available to all.

     

    Join us for an exciting day-long program that includes:

    ·         Innovative and influential speakers

    ·         Dynamic educational sessions

    ·         Networking with national and local leaders

    ·         Workinggroups to share best practices and mobilize for action

     

    Keynote addresses by two of the most important active transportation leaders in the US:

    ·         EarlBlumenauer, U.S. Representative, 3rd District Oregon

    ·         Jeff Olsen, former New York State DOT Bike/Pedestrian Program Manager and author of The Third Mode

     

    When: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 from 8am-5pm

    Where: Rochester Riverside Radisson Hotel (120 East Main St) Registration Cost: $50 (includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks)

     

    More details and registration information available soon.

     

    Contact: elizabethmurphy@flhsa.org for more information.

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