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Countdown to the BTA’s 2009 Bike Commute Challenge

Who’s team is going to bag this year’s Bike Commute Challenge?

Tuesday is the first day of September and the first day of the BTA’s 2009 Bike Commute Challenge. We hope that you’ll join us again in the friendly competition to see who can bike to work more.  Weekly prize drawings, head to head challenges, the goal to beat last year’s personal or workplace record. . . It’s Challenge time again, and we hope that you’ll log back in and start logging trips.

Did someone say prize drawings?  That’s right.  If you missed the survey email that went out last week, you have one more chance to qualify for the first prize drawing of the year by taking a short 3-minute survey from ODOT’s Transportation Options program, one of our lead sponsors.  The end of the survey will take you right to the Bike Commute Challenge homepage.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=PAOAmysvyCEMjT07UjxM1g_3d_3d

If you haven’t logged back in yet this year, go to the Bike Commute Challenge homepage, click “I rode last year,” and enter last year’s username and password.  (Forgot it?  No problem.  Click on the “I forgot” text under the login box, and we’ll send you an email reminder of your username and a link to reset your password.)  All of your personal and team information remains intact from last year’s Challenge, so once you’ve logged in for the first time this season, you’ll have the chance to make any changes to your profile.

We thank you for getting on a bike, and we hope you challenge a friend to try out bike commuting this September as well.

Wishing you luck in this year’s Challenge and many happy bike commutes,

Stephanie

The Bicycle Transportation Alliance has a mission to create healthy and sustainable communities by making bicycling safe, convenient, and accessible.

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DKB around Town

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I was zipping down Naito Parkway the other day and what should appear, but a B-Line (sustainable urban delivery) bike serving up Dave’s Killer Bread (DKB).  Way to go guys!

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Here are the Kiwis

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=3Tzut&page_id=115586&v=3w

Everyone says you will be on their blog, these guys actually put us on.

Feeling was mutual guys, loved your attitude.

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Oregon Manifest -> Oct 02 – Nov 08

Oregon Manifest celebrates the art, craft and community of bicycling. Our mission is to engage a wide audience with cycling lifestyle through innovative, influential events around the bicycle.

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Top Rail-Trails

Thinking about quiet rides when I drive across the country this summer I came upon this on Trails.Com. Now all I have to do is find something free with a few more comments. http://www.trails.com/toptrails.aspx?area=12399

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Dixie Mountain

Did this ride Memorial Day, 2009 for the first time.

I tried to input it via MapMyRide.com which put out a nice map, but was miserable to work with as I was using the free version and not the paid version so every point you edit it scrolls off the screen. So far, that leaves me with Google Maps and that became as time consuming as anything else. So far, 30 minutes wasted and no maps. Great tools out there, but is it any wonder they are robustly used.

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Find the Gnomes Ride

From the book Rubber To The Road a web site Rubber to the Road is produced by Dave Guettler. Ride information for this website is compiled and written by Jacob Erker. Rides from the print series by Peter Marsh and Otis Rubottom.

I did the Find the Gnomes ride which has a detailed map at GPSies.com http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=jrprsomieuxgofth.

Megan went with me and we did not see one Gnome AND I missed the left hand turn on Skyline after Germantown Rd and so cut the ride short.