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    More Colorado Cycling Innovation: The US 36 Bikeway is an 18-mile “Highway for Cyclists”

    by  • August 23, 2016 • Bicycle Friendly Places, Transportation Trails • 4 Comments

    I continue to be impressed with bicycling innovation in and around Boulder, Colorado and – on another recent trip to see the grandkids – I discovered more remarkable infrastructure. It’s called the “US 36 Bikeway.” Imagine a 12-foot bikeway parallel and separate from I-95, connecting Claymont (train station), Wilmington (train station and DART routes) and the...

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    While visiting the grandkids, Carol secretly investigates “Platinum” Bicycle Friendly Community Boulder, Colorado

    by  • December 10, 2015 • Bicycle Friendly Places • 3 Comments

    Thanks to a couple of delightful grandkids living in Boulder, Colorado, I have several opportunities a year to visit Boulder, which is ranked as a “Platinum” (the very highest ranking) “Bicycle Friendly Community” by the League of American Bicyclists. According to the League, there are only five of these “Platinum” communities in the entire United States....

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    The Savage

    by  • October 3, 2015 • Events • 13 Comments

    ***White Clay Bicycle Club’s Savage Century ride is Saturday, Oct. 10.*** Hurricane Joaquin brought high winds, rain and flooded roads to Delaware. Both the River Towns Ride and Governor Markell’s Tour de Delaware were rescheduled. But now Joaquin is gone and The Savage is here. The Savage Century – now in its 37th (!) year – is one of the...

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    WCBC’s Classic Shorefire Century Ride Is Saturday, August 15

    by  • August 7, 2015 • Events • 3 Comments

    One of Delaware’s signature rides – the Shorefire Century – is just a week away on Saturday, August 15. The Shorefire takes riders through flat to gently rolling farmland in central Delaware ride and has three different scenic routes of 35, 65, and 100 miles. All routes will be marked and provided with sag support (until 5 pm.)....

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    Creating Better Blocks in Wilmington and Laurel

    by  • July 30, 2015 • Events, Land Use • 2 Comments

    July 30 – We have two chances this week – in two different Delaware cities – to rediscover the lost art of creating great public spaces. Both Wilmington and Laurel will be hosting “Better Block” events to help re-imagine parts of their communities as bike-friendly blocks complete with pop-up businesses, landscaping, parks, outdoor seating, arts and entertainment!...

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    Rumble Strips, Colorado Style

    by  • August 11, 2014 • Traffic Control • 1 Comment

      In late spring, bike riders in Sussex County encountered rumble strips that a DelDOT contractor erroneously ground in the center of the shoulder along a couple of popular cycling routes. Colorado seems to have figured this issue out, at least along one road up in the mountains. Even though I’ve been babysitting my grandkids...

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    The Shorefire Ride (Saturday, August 16)

    by  • August 5, 2014 • Events • 23 Comments

    White Clay Bicycle Club is again offering the Shorefire Century ride with its scenic routes (35, 65, and 100 miles) on Saturday, August 16, taking you through flat to gently rolling farmland in central Delaware. All routes will be marked and provided with sag support (until 5 pm.). A wide array of bicycle friendly...

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    Soak. Rinse. Spin. (Wash Cycle Laundry)

    by  • July 23, 2014 • Economics • 1 Comment

    Returning from a bike ride south of the canal a couple of months ago, I was surprised to see a group of bike riders that I didn’t recognize, near the intersections of Rt.1, 7 and 273. One rider was pulling a trailer sporting an orange logo, and they were accompanied by a delivery truck with the...

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