On Tuesday evening Community Bikes hosted an open house at their shop on Preston Avenue. Blue Wheel Bicycles' own Scott Paisley and U.Va's own Chris Gist were on hand with other Community Bikes volunteers to provide bike maintenance self-help tips, bike commuting route advice, and general bike tune-ups. Visit Community Bikes online to learn more about their services: http://www.cvillecommunitybikes.org/
The weather held out Wednesday evening for the annual Ride of Silence. The 7-mile long, police-escorted procession through Charlottesville raised awareness of cyclists and honored those who have been injured or killed while cycling. Ian Ayers created a great video of the ride (above).
Blue Ridge Cyclery!
So, what's left? Bike to Work Day! On Friday commuters who live within a reasonable distance of their classroom or workspace are encouraged to try getting there by bike. P&T, and various community organizations, will have Energizing Stations set up to provide refreshments to keep bike commuters going. Stop by and see us Friday in the morning (7am-9am) or afternoon (4pm-6pm) near the intersection of Rugby Road and University Avenue.
Don't forget, if you have a bike at U.Va make sure you register it with U.Va Police! If it is ever lost or stolen, you have a much greater chance of it being recovered if it's registered. You can register quickly and painlessly on UPD's website: http://www.virginia.edu/uvapolice/registration.html