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Ashland Bike Club

posted Sep 14, 2017, 12:49 PM by Lindy King

The Ashland Bike Club is a social bike riding club dedicated to building community, getting some healthy outdoor exercise and just having fun.  Everyone is invited to ride with our club whether you live in Ashland or not.  You'll never meet a friendlier, more supportive group of people.

We host rides every Saturday and Wednesday morning over some of the most scenic roads in Metrowest.  Both members and non-members are welcome to ride with us.  On Saturdays, we offer at least two different rides - a long ride and a short ride.  Our long rides are usually in the 20 to 30 mile range; our short rides usually are about 10 to 15 miles.

Our rides are conducted at a comfortable, easy pace (ok, we admit it, we're very slow) because we seek to be as inclusive as possible.  We do the best we can to keep the entire group together.  No one ever gets left behind.

For more information: www.ashlandbikeclub.com

League of American Bicyclists urges you to TAKE ACTION!

posted Sep 6, 2017, 3:28 PM by Lindy King

Over the next few days the House will vote on the Woodall Amendment, a change to the 2018 transportation budget. that will hurt local governments - making it harder for cities and towns to build bike infrastructure. 

Representative Woodall (R-GA) has an amendment that would allow states to rescind, or take back, unobligated transportation funding from local governments.  We oppose the Woodall Amendment * because we believe that when local governments have more control over transportation funding they are more likely to build bike infrastructure, complete streets and projects that create transportation choices at the community level.
  
Please contact your Representative and ask them to vote NO on Woodall Amdt

Background information
At the end of the year the federal government can rescind, or pull back from states, a portion of funding that has not yet been designated for specific projects. Congress then repurposes this funding for future transportation programs.
 
Under current law, the state cannot rescind funding designated for local governments. This allows local governments to plan for transportation projects over the long term based on the funding Congress designated for them. If states have the ability to rescind this funding, local governments won't be able to plan for multi-year projects. A city that wants to build a bike trail might not because they can't be certain the state won't take away that funding.
 
The Woodall amendment hurts local governments, and hurts biking.

Please contact your Representative and ask them to vote NO on Woodall Amdt

* It's important you contact your Representative because the amendment only links to other parts of the bill, so takes some digging to understand. In the first line of the amendment strikes the the language that excepts local funding from rescissions. 

Routes posted for 2017 Apple Country Century!

posted Aug 24, 2017, 6:41 PM by Peter Klenk   [ updated Aug 24, 2017, 6:42 PM ]

Don't forget our century is this Saturday, August 26. Routes for all distances now available at: https://ridewithgps.com/events/38528-2017-nvp-apple-country-century.

Benefits of Membership in the League of American Bicyclists for NVP

posted Aug 4, 2017, 2:15 PM by Lindy King

Thanks for supporting the League of American Bicyclists! Your membership gives strength to all of our bike-boosting programs and we want to provide you with special perks and benefits as a way to thank you for being a part of the League.

We're always working to add new benefits to membership. Just recently, we refreshed our membership levels while adding some exciting new member discount partners! Including:
 

BikeFlights.com makes it convenient, reliable and affordable for you to get your bike to wherever you want it to go, whether it's for your next event, vacation or work trip, or you're buying or selling a bike online. With BikeFlights.com Best Way Guarantee, you get the best price, on-time delivery and best service with each shipment. League members save $10 off all round-trip shipments (or $5 off per leg) with BikeFlights.com by booking through this link.
 

Po Campo bags are for people who love using their bike to get around and refuse to sacrifice functionality or style. Think of us as your sidekick as you create your most radiant, empowered, and active life. #selfpowered #bikingplaces. League members save 10% at pocampo.com using code 'BikeLeague'

Road ID: Always Ride with Road ID! Want some peace of mind while you ride? Equip yourself and loved ones with the one accessory no cyclist should be without—a Road ID. Simple, stylish ID that you customize with the information most important to you, from emergency contact numbers to vital medical info. And as a member of The League, enjoy a FREE $10 Gift Card!

Thanks for reading and thanks for keeping us moving forward as we create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone.

NVP Fall Century Registration Opened

posted Jul 7, 2017, 4:33 PM by Lindy King

Don't miss out. Register today! Saturday, August 26, 2017 out of Lincoln Sudbury High School. 

Routes of 25, 50, 75 and 100 miles. 

Pre-registration encouraged. 

Fully supported!  

2017 Spring Banquet

posted May 25, 2017, 2:59 PM by Peter Klenk   [ updated Jun 16, 2017, 6:07 PM ]


189 Boston Post Rd East
Marlborough, MA 01752

The NVP Annual Spring Banquet will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Wildwood Steakhouse in Marlboro. Please join us to celebrate the return of pleasant cycling weather. Cocktail hour (cash bar) starts at 6:00 PM and dinner will be served at 7:00 PM.

The cost is $35 per person.

Please register and pay by Monday, June 12, either using the PayPal button below, or by sending email to social@nvpbike.org and a check to Nashoba Valley Pedalers, P.O. Box 2398, Acton, MA 01720.

Registration extended to Thursday, June 15! Please pay with the PayPal button below.

Online registration is closed.

Feel free to contact social@nvpbike.org wwith any questions of special dietary needs.



Menu

Appetizers
Crudite Platter
Coconut Shrimp
Lollipop Chicken
Stuffed Mushrooms
Farmhouse Cheese and Fruit

Entrees
(choose one)
Prime Rib
Chicken Piccata
Seared Large Scallops
Cedar Plank Salmon

Accompaniments
Idaho Baked Potato
Steamed Asparagus

Dessert
Chocolate Cake

Mass Bike: Action Alert: Stand in Solidarity for Vision Zero

posted May 18, 2017, 2:58 PM by Howard Davidson

Nashoba Valley Pedalers Inc. -- 

We need you to stand with us tomorrow morning.

On Wednesday, Mayor Walsh made public comments suggesting that safety on our streets is the responsibility of the most vulnerable - people walking and biking. This is contrary to the Mayor's declaration of the City's commitment to Vision Zero which is based on creating a built environment that is safe.

Yesterday, the Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition formally responded to Mayor Walsh’s remarks, (see below) and we are following up with an demonstration tomorrow morning at City Hall.

We hope you will join us and hundreds of others on City Hall Plaza at 8am to stand in a silent moment of solidarity with the victims of traffic violence.

Here's how you can take part:

1. Please dress in black casual/work clothes to send the message that traffic violence affects everyone

2. Join the silent vigil at 8:15am

3. Sign a petition calling for safer streets now, which the Coalition will hand deliver the petition to the Mayor’s office at 9am

4. Spread the word and share the Facebook event

Tomorrow morning is Boston’s Bike to Work celebration. We will be respectfully participating in this event, but we also want to make sure Mayor Walsh gets our message.

There will be no formal remarks. More than enough was said during the four-hour City Council Hearing last Wednesday. Tomorrow we will stand in silence for the people - including many of you - who have been impacted by traffic violence in Boston.

We hope you will stand with us.

"The Black Cyclone"

posted May 9, 2017, 9:01 AM by Lindy King


Crowdfunding kicks off movie project 
The producers of the feature film "The Black Cyclone" send thanks to everyone who contributed to their Indiegogo campaign. The crowdfunding will help filmmakers John Howard and Rashid Bahati complete their business plan and line up key players. We can't wait to see the Major Taylor story on the big screen.
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George Street Bike Challenge for Major Taylor

posted May 9, 2017, 8:58 AM by Lindy King

WIN A BIKE! 
Fuji-sportif-main
We're raffling off a Fuji Sportif 2.3 road bike from Barney's Bicycle -- and other cool prizes -- at the George Street Bike Challenge for Major Taylor on Sunday, July 23, in Worcester, Mass. You don't have to enter the race to enter the raffle. Tickets are $5 per chance, or $12 for three, or $20 for six.

Registration is open for the George Street Bike Challenge. See how fast you can pedal up a steep street that was a proving ground for Major Taylor, back when it was paved with cobblestones.
See more raffle prizes and get tickets
Register for George Street

MAY IS BIKE MONTH !!!

posted May 2, 2017, 6:40 AM by Lindy King

Have you signed up for the League's National Bike Challenge? Join us to win one of 70 prizes every month! Ride with your friends, family and coworkers and encourage your #bikefriends to ride.

Check out bikeleague.org/bikemonth for tips and tools to encourage biking in May and beyond.

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