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November

Crisp November air has arrived. For many local bicyclists, outdoor cycling will take a pause.  But bike advocacy work happens year-round to make Simsbury a safer, more accessible Bicycle Friendly Community.  Our team of dedicated advocates is currently looking for new volunteers. If you believe that biking  makes Simsbury a better place to live, work, learn, and play, please consider helping us with this important work.  We  have volunteer opportunities in many areas including:

* communications * web design * social media * fund raising * education * business networking * event planning * trails & mapping *non-profits 

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Through November, ride the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail and take break at the  Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center to check out the outdoor history exhibit 350 Years of Simsbury History in 350 Steps. The display is posted along the fence next to the trail and sports fields.

   

 Calendar Highlights​ ​​​​​​

  • Nov. 19 - Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee, 10 AM. Virtual meeting.  See agenda for Zoom link. AGENDA

See "Calendar" button above for complete listing.  

   

Safety

Please follow the rules of the road, trail etiquette and CDC guidelines when cycling on our roadways and trails, and use extra care around pedestrians. If you would like to improve your cycling skills, several virtual and on-bike classes are available.  Learn more. 

 

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National Bike Challenge

2020 Simsbury Bike Challenge 

Simsbury.Bike had a strong finish in the May-Sept. National Bike Challenge, logging 1,617 rides and 40,867 miles!  Team results will be posted shortly.  Congratulations to our top riders and those who achieved personal goals.  Many local riders will continue to connect virtually through our Strava Club Simsbury.Bike. 

      

What is the National Bike Challenge?

The League of American Bicyclists, in partnership with Love to Ride, is again hosting the National Bike Challenge (NBC), a free, nationwide bicycle advocacy and wellness program that encourages people to bike for fitness, transportation, and recreation.  Participants log the miles they bicycle and compete for prizes and awards in an online community. It’s fun, motivating, and a great way to support local and national bike advocacy efforts.
The NBC runs May 1- Sept. 30 with open enrollment throughout the challenge.  

   

Ride anywhere, any distance, any frequency,

then make your rides count!

 

Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Since 2015, Simsbury has logged over 300,000 miles in the NBC.  In 2016 Simsbury Free Bike finished as the #1 advocacy group in the U.S.  The NBC's format beginning in 2018 no longer allows for robust competition between advocacy groups and communities.   

 

SBC ARCHIVES

 

For more information, contact 

Debbie at challenge@simsbury.bike.

National Bike Month

National Bike Month is celebrated in May in communities across the country to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more people to give biking a try. In Simsbury, Bike Month is truly a month-long celebration with events, rides, classes, safety campaigns, and more.  Join us as we Bike to Work, Bike to School, and bike for fun! 

 
 

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