Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

Local Shops Get Northern New England Cyclists on the Road

Red Clover Bikes, located on Rt 5 in the center of Fairlee, VT opened in June 2021

Brett Yates

Conversations about how to lower your carbon footprint often revolve around solar power and wind power. Transportation emissions are also significant. A big part of the solution there is pedal power.

Visions of […]

E-bike Love

More people are finding their way back to biking thanks to the Upper Valley eBike Library project.

Ebikes profoundly expand the range, carrying capacity (children and cargo), hill-climbing ease, and comfort of biking. Dave Cohen, director of VBike, says at least 15 people who tried one of the electric bikes on loan through the program […]

Vermont Bike & Brew Offers a Real ‘Vermont Experience’ in the Upper Valley

Vermont Bike & Brew owner, Jonas Cole, enjoys a brew during one of his tours. Courtesy photo.

G.E.T. Staff

“When out-of-state visitors come in search of a ‘Vermont experience’ they’re chasing the best maple syrup, maple creemes, small-batch craft beer, locally roasted coffee, and fresh produce. And they want to enjoy it […]

So You’re Thinking About Riding a Bike?

These days, with limits on public transportation and daily protests, cyclists dominate cities around the country. Here’s how to become one.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]