Women’s Clinic, Soulcycler and National Trails Day

We have a few events coming up that may interest you:

Women’s Bike Clinic
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You chicks on bikes! You know who you are–go to the May 23 Women’s Bike Clinic at Bike Habitat. Denis Coyne always organizes a great program. Go early, as it is usually a full house. Great tips for simple repairs. Get a little know how and more.
Bike Habitat – 911 Topsy Ln (next to Best Buy) 267-5053

Soulcycler
Then on Friday, May 24, at 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church in Carson City, get ready to join writer-photographer-adventurer Rick Gunn for his 90-minute presentation “Soulcycler, Words And Images From a 25,811-Mile Bicycle Journey Around-The-World.” ”Soulcycler” combines 350 breath-taking photos from 33 countries, set to music, accompanied by a selection of uniquely emotional stories from around the globe. Gunn delivers a front-row seat to the pursuit of his lifelong dream of cycling the planet. See Bike Carson’s post HERE.
First United Methodist Church – 212 N Division St.

National Trails Day on the Ash to Kings Canyon Trail
Help Muscle Powered celebrate National Trails Day by building trail on the Ash Canyon to Kings Canyon Trail. Scheduled to be completed in 2014, this 7 mile multi-use trail will connect Ash and Kings Canyons, providing users with a scenic backcountry experience only minutes from downtown Carson City.

For registration and details click HERE.
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American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® will bring together outdoor enthusiasts across the country on Saturday, June 1, 2013, for the 21st annual celebration of America’s magnificent trail system and its countless supporters and volunteers. Over 2,000 nationwide events will take place including trail maintenance, hiking, paddling, biking, horseback riding, bird watching, running, trail celebrations and more! 

Bike to Work Week Party and Corporate Challenge Results

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At the start of the Slow Roll
 
We all had a great time at the Bike to Work Week party at Telegraph Square Saturday afternoon.  While many local cyclists were on the “Ride with the Vets”,  kids were enjoying the Newspaper Boy game which was won by Roland List.  And during the Riptide Bandits intermission (an awesome surf band that I hope makes a speedy return to Carson), Nate Conrad took 1st place in the Tricycle Time Trial.  Artsy Fartsy had amazing bicycle jewelry and art on display, and outstanding food was provided by Carson City Confections, Horseshoe Club and Sassafras.

Bike to Work Week Corporate Challenge Results
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Had a great week of riding cant wait to do it again next week !!! – Jason

Solo In Town

Jason Gardner 103
David Eiswert 83.8
Tammy Steele 75.8
John Aragon 71.62
Danny Miller 68.06
Ed Skudlarek 44
Srini Bokka 32
Brenda Horton 25.7
Candy Wilkin 2.46

Janelle Thomas
Janelle Thomas, winner of the Beyond Solo competition.
Solo Beyond

Janelle Thomas  300.8
Tom Tittle 121.36
Mark Colley 116.28
Kim Gray 106.43
Scott Robertson 101.7
Lucio Bolognani 77.79

Public Agency

Highest Mileage

Nevada Guard Rough Riders 895.3
The Bike Kings 620.02
DETR Cyclepaths-1 322
NV State Pks- Endangered Trails 311.25
USGS 261.5
Western Nevada College 201.06
DETR Cyclepaths-2 94
USPS -39

Most Trips

DETR Cyclepaths-1 162
The Bike Kings 125
Nevada Guard Rough Riders 116
NV State Pks- Endangered Trails 91
USGS 47
DETR Cyclepaths-2 43
Western Nevada College 44
USPS 34

Bike Kings whole team
The NDOT Bike Kings
Highest Percentage of Employee Participatio

NDOT Bike Kings 16.80%
DETR Cyclepaths-1 10.50%
USGS 10.10%
NV State Pks- Endangered Trails 8.50%
Nevada Guard Rough Riders 7.20%
Western Nevada College 6.50%
USPS 6%
DETTR Cyclepaths-2 4.20%

Private Business

Highest Mileage

Lumos & Associates  310
Allison MacKenzie Law Firm 206.2
Sierra Controls, LLC 172
Resource Rascals 96
Redrock Dental 27.75

Most Trips

Allison MacKenzie Law Firm 89
Sierra Controls, LLC 70
Lumos & Assoc 62
Resource Rascals 34
Redrock Dental 14

Highest Percentage of Employee Participation

Unknown – We’ll announce the results as soon as possible.  There could be an upset.

“I ran into a dust devil today on my lunch ride! I closed my mouth, squinted my eyes, and held on tight to the handle bars. It blew over pretty fast. It was at the corner of Mountain and Nye.” – David

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Deena Hoover – $150 at Artsy Fartsy

“What a beautiful ride this morning! Clouds on the mountains, clear air! Aaah. It was so nice in fact that Tom and I did the long ride to work up to the College and along the V&T and down Kings to the NDEP. The Bistro provided yummy donut holes to go with the coffee–quite a nice touch. She had plenty for all the riders!” – Lynn

Thanks to everyone who made this such a wonderful week!

Bike to Work Day 2013!

It’s Bike to Work Day and the final day of the Bike to Work Week Corporate Challenge. I hope everyone had a great week riding to work! Our traditional post ride raffle and party has been moved to Saturday, May 18th, and we have a lot more going on than years past. Ride With A Vet starts things off at 2:30pm, followed by a bike rodeo at 3pm. Reno surf band, the Riptide Bandits, will be performing at Telegraph Square, and we’ll have bike related games, a bike rafffle and announce the winners of the Corporate Challenge. So come on down to Telegraph Square at 2:30 to enjoy the fun!

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Nevada Appeal delivery bags for Saturday’s Newspaper Boy game.

Did everyone get a cup of coffee from one of our Coffee Stations?
Bistro@Bryan – 901 S. Stewert
Comma Coffee – 312 S Carson
LA Bakery- 220 W. John
San Rafael Coffee Company – 711 S Carson

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We bring in a different dish each day as an incentive to ride. Today was a fruit pizza!-Deirdre

Corporate Challenge Results – Thursday
*Not all data received

In Town Solo
Jason Gardner 97
David Eiswert 63.4
Tammy Steele 59.6
John Aragon 59.08
Danny Miller 54.36
Ed Skudlarek 36
Srini Bokka 32*
Brenda Horton 23.2

“So glad I rode to work today! The morning commute was challenging with a very stiff south wind in Washoe Valley so I took Franktown to stay against the mountains and it was beautifully calm. The commute home was awesome with the annual HUGE flock of bleatting sheep along Coombs Canyon to make me smile and temporarily forget about the climb. Keep riding happy!” – Janelle

Beyond Solo
Janelle Thomas 286.3
Tom Tittle 121.36
Mark Colley 116.28*
Scott Robertson 101.7*
Lucio Bolognani 77.79*
Kim Gray 70.8*

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Return from lunch

Private %
Allison MacKenzie Law Firm 30%
Lumos Carson Office 22%
Resource Rascals 10%
Redrock Dental 38%*
Sierra Controls, LLC 28.3%*

“As I pedal through the Historical District this morning there were deer grazing on the fresh spring time plants and grass. What a way to spend your morning!” – Brenda

Private Trips
Allison MacKenzie Law Firm 70
Lumos Carson Office 52
Sierra Controls, LLC 40*
Resource Rascals 26
Redrock Dental 14*

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Bike Parking

Private Miles
Lumos Carson Office 272.4
Allison MacKenzie Law Firm 150.02
Sierra Controls, LLC 87.7*
Resource Rascals 81
Redrock Dental 27.75*

“Can we extend the competition one more week?” – John
You can.

Public %
The Bike Kings 17%
DETR -Cyclepaths 12%*
USGS 11%
NV State Pks- Endangered Trails 7.90%*
USPS 7%
Western Nevada College 7%
Nevada Guard Rough Riders 6.30%*

Glass Cycle - Jarill Ristine
Glass Cycle – Jarill Ristine – $400 At Artsy Fartsy

Public Trips
The Bike Kings 93
DETR – Cyclepaths 69*
Nevada Guard Rough Riders 66*
NV State Pks- Endangered Trails 56*
Western Nevada College 40
USGS 39
USPS 32

“Each ride experience presence.” – Ed

Public Miles
The Bike Kings 514.74
Nevada Guard Rough Riders 510.7*
NV State Pks- Endangered Trails 230.25*
USGS 218.5
Western Nevada College 156.06
DETR 150*
USPS 34

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Bike to Work Week sucks!

Artsy Fartsy Tricycle Art

On display throughout May at Artsy Fartsy, 220A W. Telegraph St., are some very “cool” pieces of tricycle art created especially for Bike Month.

Steam Punk - Pam Black
Steam Punk – Pam Black – $500

Vintage Jewels - Stephanie Short
Vintage Jewels – Stephanie Short – $350

A portion of the proceeds benefit Muscle Powered

The Bike Smith
We had a good turnout at The Bike Smith Monday evening. Mickey, a natural instructor, provided all who attended a great lesson in becoming one with your flat tire. Zen tire repair? Thanks to everyone at The Bike Smith for offering this outstanding service to the cycling community.

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Bike To Work Week Corporate Challenge 2013
The Bike to Work Week Corporate Challenge is off to a great start with some very impressive milage being logged. The data is trickling in:

Solo-In Town

Tom Tittle 34.67
Jason Gardner 26
Tammy Steele 21.1
david eiswert 16.7
John Aragon 14
Danny Miller 11.63
Ed Skudlarek 9
Srini Bokka 8
Brenda Horton 2.8
Candy Wilkin 2.46
Solo – Beyond City Limits
Janelle Thomas 70.6
Kim Gray 50.18
Mark Colley 38.56
Lucio Bolognani 26
Scott Robertson 25.5

I apologize, I ran out of time to load the team results so I’ll get to it this evening. – Jeff

Here are a few comments from our challengers:

“To feel useful and productive and socially connected, my bicycle needs me to ride it. It is a “we” thing. Replace the i in illness with we you get wellness. Be kind to your bike today.” – Ed

“commute from CC to Reno. Beautiful tailwind on a great day.” – Scott

“What a super day to commute from Reno to Carson City!!! A bit windy in the afternoon commute but as I always say “if it ain’t blowin’ we ain’t goin’”. Looking forward to tomorrow’s commute!” – Janelle

Kim
“Seen 5 snakes.. 3 to Reno route east lake blvd and 2 flat and crispy, route old 395.” – Kim

“Great start to the week. Thanks for the fun!” – Dierdre

And fun it is! Thank you all for the comments.

Next up: Stationary Bike to Work Week

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Bike to Work Week 2013

We have a full week of fun scheduled next week starting with the Bike to Work Week Corporate Challenge.

May 13-17 — Bike to Work Week Corporate Challenge
It’s Bike to Work Week! Gather a team of co-workers and compete against other businesses and agencies for the most employee participation, most trips made by bike and commute miles ridden during the week. Click on the Corporate Challenge page above for rules and registration information.

Monday, May 13th
Flat Tire Clinic at The Bike Smith - Have you ever found yourself stranded with a flat tire? This always-useful clinic helps you learn how to fix a flat, so you’ll never be stranded.
Where: The Bike Smith, 900 N. Carson St.
When: 6:00 pm

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The Bike Smith’s Micky McDowell demonstrates proper wheel removal.

Tap Shack Social
After work, ride your bike over to the Tap Shack for the after-work ride social. Gather with other cyclist over a cold beverage. After the social head over the The Bike Smith (only a couple of blocks south) for the Flat Tire Clinic. Fat Tire to Flat Tire!
Where: Tap Shack, 112 Rice St.
When: After work

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Wednesday, May 15th
Westside Cruiser RIDE

Let’s show Carson City how fun biking can be! This leisurely ride around west Carson City is suitable for anyone who can stay on a bike. Costumes for riders and bikes are welcome and encouraged, but not required.
Where: Telegraph Square
When: Meet at 5:45, RIDE at 6:00pm

Friday, May 17
BIKE-TO-WORK DAY

RIDE from your home to your work! Stop for a free coffee on the way at generous Carson City coffee shops. Arrive at work happy and invigorated.
Participating Coffee Shops:
Bistro at Bryan
Comma Coffee
LA Bakery,
San Rafael Coffee Company

Artsy Fartsy
220A W. Telegraph St.
For the entire month of May Artsy Fartsy has a fleet of tricycle art on display. Pieces range from $150 – $500 and a portion of the proceeds will go towards the benefit of Muscle Powered. Also inside the gallery is bicycle jewelry created with recycled bike parts, as well as original bicycle art from local artists. This is a must see for all bicycle enthusiests.

Green Machine - James Axelson
Green Machine – James Axelson – $150

MAY 18 — Vietnam Veterans of America Family Bike Ride
Ride with a Vet! John Hussong and Chapter 388 Vietnam Vets will lead a 5-mile beginner-friendly family ride around west Carson City. Begins and ends at Telegraph Square with Bike to Work Week celebration.
Where: Telegraph Square When: Meet at 2:30, RIDE at 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 18th
Bike to Work Week Party

Come celebrate a great week of riding with food by local restaurants, live music, obstacle courses, raffle prizes (including 2 cruiser bikes. See below) Show ‘n’ Shine bike show, trike races, and all your bicycle buddies. Don’t miss it!
Where: Telegraph Square
When: 3:00-6:00 pm

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Phat Sea Breeze- Mens

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Phat Sea Breeze – Ladies

Upcoming Events

I hope everyone had a great time at Bike Habitat’s 6 Annual Tour of Carson!
From MP Board member Kelly Clark: “great Tour de Carson today, light rain did not seem to be a problem for the 60 or so riders who came out. I enjoyed it, especially the clean after rain smell. Awesome food, Denis Coyne and Bike Habitat folks did a great job putting it all together. A couple of renewals and new membersships came in at sign up–that is always good!”

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Post ride parking at the T.O.C.

May 6 — BIKE MOVIE @ Sassafras
Oops! Due to a slight scheduling snafu on our part the bike movie that one reviewer described as, “riveting as “Plan 9 From Outer Space” and as moving as “Eraserhead”, The Flying Scottsman will be postponed to another night (TBD). But that doesn’t mean you can’t jump on your bike and pedal down to Sassafras and watch “Into the Wild” with old and new friends. So come on down and see if you can spot a bike in the movie.
Where: Sassafras Eclectic Food Joint, 318 N. Carson St. When: 6:30 pm

May 7 — Celebrity RIDE
What started out as one supervisor riding a tandem around town with a bike advocate has grown into a large ride with elected officials, city staff, and other notables. This easy 1-hour loop builds advocacy and showcases Carson City’s bikeability.
Where: Telegraph Square When: 10:00 am. Please arrive early for a brief safety talk.
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Our 2nd Celebrity Bike Ride – May 2010

May 13-17 — Corporate Challenge
It’s Bike Week! Gather a team of co-workers and compete against other businesses and agencies for the most commute miles ridden during the week. Click on the Corporate Challenge page above for rules and registration information.

If you get a chance drop by Artsy Fartsy , 220A W. Telegraph St, and check the bicycle and jewelry art. You will be amazed!
Rusted Ride- Angie Fluitt
Rusted Ride – Angie Fluitt $150

A portion of the proceeds from the bicycle art will be donated to Muscle Powered.

Get Ready for Bike Month

Sheriff Kenny and Muscle Powered advisor Lee Harter getting ready to ride - "Celebrity Ride" 2012

Sheriff Kenny and Muscle Powered advisor Lee Harter getting ready to ride – “Celebrity Ride” 2012

Next month is Bike Month and there are plenty of activities planned in Carson City. We kick off on April 24 with Nevada Moves Day at the State Legislature. Muscle Powered is organizing exhibits in the front foyer of the legislative building highlighting Nevada groups working for better walking and biking. Participants include the Reno Bike Project, Safe Routes to Schools, the Carson Valley Trails Association and more. Muscle Powered members will invite legislators on a one-hour walk from 7 to 8 am starting from the legislative building, highlighting complete and not-so-complete streets in downtown Carson City. Exhibits will be up all day long – this is a good opportunity to visit what everyone during the session calls simply “the building,” so come down and say hello.

Rides

Next up is Bike Habitat’s Tour de Carson on Sunday, May 5. This popular ride starts from Bike Habitat in the Topsy Lane shopping center, circles Carson City, then ends up back at Bike Habitat for a barbecue.

Jenny Scanland is leading Slow Spokes Rides every Wednesday at 5:15 pm through June. Contact Jenny at  jscanland@charter.net, 684 2787

Several years ago Jeff Potter picked up then-City Supervisor Shelly Aldean on his tandem and they rode to work together on the first day of Bike To Work Week. This has evolved into a  Celebrity Ride where community leaders are invited to join Muscle Powered members on a leisurely hour-long ride around Carson City’s west side. Last year we were joined by the mayor, the sheriff, and several City department heads. This year we have invited state officials as well, so we’ll see who shows up. The Celebrity Ride will be on Tuesday, May 7.

One of the most popular events of Bike Month, the Cruiser Ride, will take place on Wednesday, May 15. Ride your prettiest bike. Costumes – for both bikes and riders – are not mandatory but welcome.

Vietnam Veterans of America family bike ride will take place on Saturday May 18, just before the end-of-Bike-Week party.

Artists

Local Gallery Artsy Fartsy is hosting a tricycle yard art contest. The trikes will be decorated by local artists, and will be sold by silent auction. The gallery will also show bicycle-themed art throughout the month.

Bike to Work Week

Of course the whole purpose of Bike Month – besides to have fun, which is always important – is to encourage biking for transportation. Bike to Work Week is May 13-17. Bike to Work DAY is May 17. We are organizing another Corporate/Agency Challenge this year, so you can compete for most miles ridden during the week as an individual or team, and get your chance to hold on to our enormous Bike Trophy for a year. Contact Jeff Potter through this site if you want to take part. Jenny Scanland is hosting a Bike Commute Station in the state’s Bryan Building (901 S. Stewart St) on May 1,2, and 3 to share tips for bike commuting. There will be free coffee for bike commuters on Bike to Work Day May 17 at various locations – check here or on our Facebook page for details.

Parties and other events

The End-of-Bike-Week Party will be Saturday, May 18, 3-6 pm, on West Telegraph Street by Telegraph Square in downtown Carson City. There will be a raffle including 2 cruiser bikes, bands, food trucks, tricycle races, and more.

This isn’t all. Other events include a bike social at Tap Shack, a women’s bike clinic led by Muscle Powered board member Cortney Bloomer, a bike movie at Sassafras, potentially a showing of Rick Gunn’s popular Soul Cycler slide show and more. Check back for info as these events are lined up.

Show your support for Bicycle and Pedestrian project on Fifth Street

A message from Patrick Pittenger, Transportation Manager, Carson City Public Works.

Carson City Bicycle and Pedestrian Advocates-

I am contacting you to request your support this week for a bicycle and pedestrian project in Carson City.

The City entered an agreement with the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) to use Federal Enhancement funds to construct bike lanes and sidewalk on E. Fifth Street from east of Saliman Road to the E. Fifth Street freeway overpass. We received notice to proceed for design and submitted 90% plans this week. Unfortunately, NDOT used the Enhancement funds that were supposed to be for this project (and others in the state) for their own projects and transferred the funds to other programs, and now, as we’re almost ready to go to construction, there is no funding left for construction. Working with NDOT staff, we determined that there is about $1.5 in unobligated Safe Routes to School funds still available, and NDOT agreed to schedule a special meeting of the Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Board on February 28 to ask the Board to approve using those funds for three projects – the Carson City project and one each in Washoe and Clark Counties.

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5th Street looking east towards the overpass

I just learned that NDOT staff has decided to present a total of six projects to the Board on February 28th to decide which of those will receive the available funds. I am asking you to attend the meeting on February 28th at 8:30 am here in Carson City to help support funding the project.

When:
8:30 AM, February 28th, 2013

Meeting Location:
NV Department of Transportation
King St. Facility
3rd Floor, Conf. Room
400 W. King St.
Carson City, NV

Download Meeting Agenda

The argument I will make – which I hope you will support – is as follows: The E. Fifth Street project should be selected because it meets the Safe Routes to School requirements of being located within two miles of multiple K-8 school facilities, and has many other factors in its favor. While high school students were not the target of the Safe Routes program, they too would benefit from this project. In fact, the entire community would benefit from this project because it serves to connect existing and planned facilities. While it would be possible to locate a project that is located in closer proximity to a K-8 school, this project should be funded because selecting, designing, and constructing a different project at this point would take years, whereas this project could be implemented this year. Additionally, Carson City has demonstrated a dedication to funding projects that would have otherwise been Safe Routes to School projects with other funds. Specific examples include using HUD/CDBG funds of over $400,000 around Empire Elementary School, using about $500,000 in Enhancement funds on Roop Street to provide a connection between a low-income neighborhood and Mark Twain Elementary School which serves it, and using city (non-grant) funds on streets like Thompson Street near Bordewich-Bray Elementary School (among other projects). We have clearly demonstrated our commitment to the intent of the Safe Routes to School Program by implementing projects – and not just with Safe Routes funds.

The E. Fifth Street Project is the only project in Carson City or the greater Carson Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) area to be before the Board on the 28th. It is also the smallest project financially among those to be considered at $225,000. Funding the project with these replacement funds still leaves sufficient money available to funds larger projects in both Clark and Washoe Counties. Finally, unlike other urban areas of the state, there are many fewer options available to Carson City to pursue to fund this project.

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5th Street looking west towards Saliman Road

I appreciate your support, and would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Thank you for your support.

Patrick Pittenger, AICP, PTP
Transportation Manager
Carson City Public Works
3505 Butti Way
Carson City, NV 89701
ppittenger@carson.org
(p) 775-283-7396
(f) 775-887-2112

New Bike Rack at Curry and Proctor Streets

With the great restaurants, brewery, and almost nightly entertainment downtown, bicycle parking is in high demand along Curry Street. It’s not uncommon to see bikes locked to lamp posts, trash cans, and anything else solid people can find. To help alleviate the bike parking problem, Muscle Powered has installed a bike rack at Curry and Proctor Streets.

Muscle Powered Rack at Curry and Proctor Streets
Shawne Martinez prepares to install the bike rack

This rack had been previously installed on the other side of town, but sadly, the restaurant went out of business. Shawne Martinez lent Muscle Powered his expertise, and got the rack relocated for us.  This rack will accommodate at least a couple bikes on each side, while still leaving plenty of room for sidewalk users.

Muscle Powered Rack at Curry and Proctor Streets
Rack installed and ready for use

Muscle Powered has had requests for more bike racks around town, but all of the Muscle Powered racks are now in use. These racks were made locally several years ago, but due to their design, were quite expensive. There are similar designs available from national vendors that even have the option to include a company logo. But while the cost of the racks may be cheaper, shipping charges would drive the costs back up.

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New bike rack throws a great evening shadow

One option may be to change the design of the racks, so that they can be made locally for cheaper. Another benefit of this option would be that we could better match a rack with it’s planned location and expected capacity. A simple inverted U-shaped rack may be all that is needed at some locations, while a rack that locks six bikes may work better somewhere else. Whatever decision is made, the racks would be modern, both in design and proper placement. The old style racks placed up against a wall that only hold a front wheel just aren’t adequate in most situations.

What do you think? What’s most important to you? Is there a rack shape that works best for you? Is style important, or would you just like to see more racks regardless of the design? Where in Carson City would you like to see a bike rack?

Roop Street Bicycle and Pedestrian Project to Begin

Construction of bicycle and pedestrian facilities is about to begin on Roop Street between Winnie Lane and Northridge Drive! Although short, this stretch of road is currently one of the more dangerous areas in town for cyclists and pedestrians. Safe and well used bicycle facilities exist on either side of Lone Mountain, but cyclists must brave fast traffic and a crumbling shoulder if they wish to connect the two areas. And although pedestrians are instructed not to use this route, no other reasonable routes exist nearby. It’s not uncommon to see a baby stroller being pushed through the dirt and gravel on the side of the road to get over the hill to the shopping center.

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Roop Street over Lone Mountain in 2009

Here are the details from Carson Now about the project:

Work is expected to begin August 27 on a Carson CIty project to provide bicycle and pedestrian improvements on North Roop Street from Winnie Lane to Northridge Drive. The Carson City Regional Transportation Commission has awarded a contract which will connect existing bicycle and pedestrian facilities in Carson City, according to a news release. Roop Street between Winnie Lane and Northridge Drive currently does not have a sidewalk or bike lanes, and people often try to use a narrow strip of concrete against a wall to travel this section of road. After the project is completed this fall, there will be bike lanes on both sides of the road and sidewalk connections to existing sidewalks on North Roop Street and Northridge Drive.

There has been widespread support from the City’s bicycling and walking community and from school district representatives. City representatives are very pleased that this project is being implemented. “We’re happy to implement a project which connects other existing facilities and will provide for safety improvements” said Patrick Pittenger, Transportation Manager in the Carson City Public Works Department.

The project is being funded primarily by a Federal grant acquired by City staff through the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT). This project is one of several bicycle and pedestrian projects recently funded through grants overseen by NDOT. “The Nevada Department of Transportation is pleased to work with our local partners to implement a project with funds secured by the State” said Tracy Larkin-Thomason, Assistant Director of Planning for the Nevada Department of Transportation.

The road is expected to remain open to traffic except for a one-week period planned for early October. Motorists are thanked for their patience and safe driving in the work zone.

For additional information, please contact Patrick Pittenger at (775) 283-7396.

When completed, Roop Street over Lone Mountain will safely connect neighborhoods and businesses on both sides of the hill. It will also further complete the longest, continuous north-south bicycle route in Carson City, stretching from Emerson Drive on the north to Silver Sage near the county line on the south. It has been a long time coming, and we can’t wait!