Courtesy of SmartPlanet & AdventureCycling.org:
Four ways Washington D.C. is becoming a bike-friendly city: www.smartplanet.com/blog/cities/four-ways-
1. Making the easy changes first.
2. Increasing biking accessibility.
3. Connecting bicycle infrastructure to transit.
4. Bike-sharing program
Check out the article for more details!
Six new U.S. Bicycle Routes Approved! www.adventurecycling.org/news/20110511.cfm
"Adventure Cycling Association and the American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) today announced that AASHTO’s Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering has approved six new U.S. Bicycle Routes (USBR): USBR 1 in Maine and New Hampshire, USBR 20 in Michigan, and USBR 8, 95, 97, and 87 in Alaska — the first official U.S. Bicycle Routes to be established since 1982."
"13 Ways to Save on Gas this Summer." We're particularly fond of Way
to Save number 13, "Use Pedal Power." travel.nytimes.com/2011/05/15/travel/gas-p
DUTY AND HONOR
Doug Adams is in the process of bicycling in all 50 states--almost 18,000 miles total--in one year's time. He's doing it for America's veterans, current servicemen and women, and military families. This week, Doug's schedule has him pedaling through Iowa, the 39th state in his "Duty, Honor, America Tour." His wife and fellow 1980 West Point graduate, Deb Lewis, wears the title of Chief Everything Officer, serving as Doug's one-person support team by driving their RV along the way. (Her co-pilot is the couple's little dog Daisy, who even has her own blog about the trip.) Doug and Deb are self-funding the adventure, believing "this tour to be a wise investment in the future of our country." The couple recognizes that there are plenty of charities and individuals doing amazing things in every community, so they're leveraging what's already there by raising awareness of the easy ways these people and entities can contribute their time and talent. "While most Americans care about our veterans and their families, we have learned that many are not aware of just how easy it is for them to REALLY help others, right where they live," Doug says. Learn more by clicking here: www.dutyhonoramerica.com/
"As a kid, I had a dream--I wanted to own my own bicycle. When I got the bike I must have been the happiest boy in Liverpool, maybe in the world. I lived for that bike."
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Don't die with your music still in you. -- Dr. Wayne Dyer
"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." --- Carlos Castaneda
"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." --- Buddha rules4humans.com
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