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Strolling of the Heifers “Tour de Heifer” challenging rides attract cyclists to Brattleboro

Cyclists from many states will participate in the Tour de Heifer, the cycling event on Strolling of the Heifers Weekend, taking place on Sunday, June 9.

“Strolling of the Heifers works on many programs year-round to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation at farm and food businesses, to connect people and organizations around sustainable living […]

The Carbon Footprint of E-Bikes vs. Conventional Bikes

Do e-bikes recharged off the fossil-fuel grid actually generate fewer carbon emissions than conventional human-powered bikes?

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine

If you factor in the carbon emissions associated with producing and delivering the extra food required to feed a rider of a conventional bicycle, charging up an e-bike […]

Everyday Bicycling

Bellows Falls Community Bike Project first anniversary celebration. Photo by Karl Kemnitzer.

By Karl Kemnitzer

Reaching our transportation energy goals is often postponed until after we have weatherized our homes and installed solar panels, but since it is the largest energy use (37%) and emissions (46%) of any Vermont energy sector, it should be […]

The National Bike Challenge Begins May 1!

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for: the National Bike Challenge starts this Sunday.

Sign up today and start tracking your rides. (It’s free, fun and easy.)

Compete with your friends, co-workers and neighbors for a chance to win new prizes each month.

Get more out of your miles. Join the Challenge today!


Vermont rally for safe roads

Dear Members, Activist and Friends,

Tomorrow you can join the call to make our roads and streets safe places for everyone to walk, run and ride. Together with the Vermont Highway Safety Alliance, AAA, Ride Safe Vermont, and many others, Local Motion is organizing Vermont’s first-ever statewide rally for safe roads tomorrow evening, Friday, September […]

Vermont Working to Redefine Bike Transportation Statewide

First Effort of its Kind in the Nation

Go! Vermont and VBike are collaborating to help propel Vermont forward in redefining bike transportation by positioning the Green Mountain State as a leader in bold approaches to bike design and technology. In addition, VSECU is helping to make these innovative bike solutions […]

The Challenge …

Riders, start your engines! The National Bike Challenge kicks off this Friday, May 1. Sign up and track your rides for the opportunity to win bike gear (and a year’s supply of toilet paper!). Learn more at

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Bikes Make Sense

By George Harvey

The cost of owning cars varies enormously. Factors include the price of the car, the cost of financing it, its age, how it is maintained, insurance, where you park it, how you drive it, cost of fuel consumed, and registration fees.

Critical Mass biking event in San Francisco. This […]

Bike Lanes on Route 302

When the long-planned bike path between Montpelier and Barre was “derailed” by the impossibility of locating the path in the railroad’s right-of-way, an effort was begun to study infrastructure improvements to Route 302 in order to create a safer roadway for bicyclists, pedestrians, and other vulnerable roadway users.

Planners and engineers have done peer-reviewed traffic […]

7th Annual Tour de Farms

Discounted, advance registration for the 7th Annual Tour de Farms ends today (September 15) at 5:00 pm. The Tour will take place on Sunday, September 21 in Shoreham.

The Tour de Farms is a relaxing event in which bicyclists pedal from farm to farm, sampling delicious locally-grown foods, prepared by family farmers in Vermont’s beautiful […]