On Monday, May 11th members of the Bike Michiana Coalition, Michiana Bike Association and a South Bend police officer gathered at Warren Primary School in a gymnasium full of curious third-graders to co-host the first area school bike safety program. School principal Carla Killelea welcomed organizer Judy Lee and friends to an hour-long session with all 81 third-grade students [...]
While some of you were relaxing on long, smooth, well-hydrated road rides last weekend, members of the Northern Indiana Mountain Bike Association (NIMBA) spent the weekend in blue jeans and sweaty shirts hacking away at massive vines, downed trees, brush and brambles through the woods at Potato Creek State Park during their annual trail cleanup day. In two days of work during the [...]
The Bike Michiana Coalition will be represented on South Bend’s new “Green Ribbon Commission”, an effort by Mayor Steve Luecke and the City to “reduce energy usage, trim costs, beautify the city and help save the planet.” BMC president Jeff Nixa was invited by the Mayor to represent the local cycling community. South Bend’s new bicycle coordinator, Chris Dressel, [...]
The new IRS bicycle commuter benefit went into effect January 1, 2009. The Bicycle Commuter Act is a tax incentive for both employers and employee bicycle-commuters, allowing employers to offer a benefit of up to $20 a month for those who regularly commute to work by bike. The benefit is intended to offset the costs of bike commuting. Eligible [...]
From Instructables.com: http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint_your_bike_bicycle_gear_reflective/ An interesting read on the "topical application of retro reflective microspheres (glass beads). The concept is that you are essentially making your chosen item reflective via the same manner that your local Transportation Department makes painted stripes on the roadway reflective." Photos and instructions and links to other high-visibility reflective materials/tips included.