Wednesday, May 27, 2015

June is Grand Valley Bike Month!

Start the month off right with a leisure, family-friendly bike ride hosted by the Urban Trails Committee and Grand Valley Bikes.

Sign-up for the Commuter Challenge and encourage your friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors to join it, too.  Log your miles and days you commuted by bike through the month of June to win gift cards from local businesses!

To register for the challenges and to see the event calendar, go to:

Bike to Work Day is June 24. Join the Business Challenge to compete against other local businesses for the small or large employer traveling trophy! Bike to Work Day events include free breakfasts at GJ City Hall, Fruita Recreation Center and Horizon Drive; free snowcones at Octopus Coffee and an Afterglow full of celebration at Edgewater Brewery!

Email if you want a Bike Month poster.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Colorado Safe Routes to School in Danger

Hello free-wheeling folks,

We'd like to share a quick and easy way to support bicycling and walking.  State funding for Safe Routes to School (SRTS) education program has a very short deadline to take action & help the cause.  GVB secured SRTS funding in 2011 to purchase a bicycle classroom and implement SRTS education in D51 elementary PE classrooms.  Check out our Safe Routes to School page (menu on right) for more details about the local program.

Colorado Safe Routes to School in Danger
Please call or email your state senator TODAY and ask them to support House Bill 1003—Safe Routes to School. If the bill does not pass the Colorado Senate, the Safe Routes to School program will die.

We just received notice that the first Senate vote could be as soon as Thursday, April 30. The legislative session ends in just one week and each vote is critical.

Now is the time for every Colorado Senator to hear that child safety and health is important to Colorado. Please ask them to stand up and support safe routes to school.
Call or email your State Senator
Ray Scott’s # 303-866-3077 email
Ask him to please support House Bill 1003-Safe Routes to School. Briefly share why you think children’s safety and health are important and include your address. More info here. Even if it is after hours, you can still call and leave a voice mail.

Thank you for your help!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Help to make a walkable, bikeable downtown Clifton.

The importance of complete streets

Read about this drawing here.

Do you ever get this feeling? Register for the Walking and Biking Summit and learn what each of us can do to make the Grand Valley a safe place to walk and bicycle for people of all ages and abilities.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Millennials in Motion:

Changing Travel Habits of Young Americans and the Implications for Public Policy

The U.S. PIRG has released a report that summarizes changes that have occurred in young Americans’ transportation attitudes and behaviors over the past decade.  
 [Sound familiar?]

Direct link:

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Riverfront Trail Dedication

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You are cordially invited to the
Monument View Trail Grand Opening

Please join us as we proudly celebrate the grand opening of the Monument View Trail section of the Colorado Riverfront Trail Project in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Friday, September 5, 2014, 11:30 a.m.
at the Walter Walker State Wildlife Area

Railroad Ave., Grand Junction, Colorado
The ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m., lasting approximately one hour and feature guest speakers from the Colorado Riverfront Trail Project partner organizations and Great Outdoors Colorado. Light refreshments will be served.

Bring your walking shoes or bicycle, the trail will be open to the public for non-motorized travel after the ceremony.

Guests from the press are welcome to arrive 15 minutes early for equipment set up.

Please direct questions to:
Michele Rohrbach, Colorado Riverfront Commission, or by phone: 970-683-4333.
On behalf of all our Colorado Riverfront Trail partners, thank you.
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