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RIDE Solutions Update

RIDE Solutions staff had the opportunity to support several community events this fall. During Blacksburg’s Sustainability Week, we worked with local partners to host the bike valet at the end of the Sustainability Week Bike Parade, making it possible for participants to enjoy the farmers’ market after safely docking their bikes with us. You can catch some clips of the bike parade here: https://youtu.be/uEmjxxQZ5oo. Later that week we were back in Blacksburg to join the Virginia Tech Active Commute Celebration on campus and spread the word about transportation options beyond the single-occupant car trip.

In October we hosted a bike valet again, at the annual Brew Do, offering safe and free bicycle parking for attendees. We offer the bike valet arrangement for local events wanting to encourage cycling as transportation to reduce parking demand and offer safe parking to cyclists. The organizing group provides volunteers to staff the valet and RIDE Solutions offers the equipment and training free of charge.

We also offer employers technical assistance about transportation options for employees as we did in October for Phoenix Packaging at their employee health fair. This service is available to members of our Workplace Partner program.

In addition to working on our employer outreach and promoting carpool matching in the region, we also exhibited at the Montgomery Chamber Expo on November 15.

For further information please contact Christy Straight (cstraight@nrvrc.org) (540) 639-9313, ext. 209.