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cruisin217 09-24-2010 10:27 AM

do you bike?
 
Just curious. For recreation or transportation or both? Do you feel safe biking on city streets? Offer your input to the City of Richmond here: Survey provided by FreeOnlineSurveys.com

Motorcharge 09-25-2010 07:13 AM

Picking up my brothers bike to borrow for a bit today. I'll be riding it to work daily (about a mile) and around church hill, like to the corner store, friends houses, ect.

Only thing I'm not looking forward to is cobble stone since I work on Cary near Sines.

Longspur 10-14-2010 09:15 PM

I live east of the city, so my bike riding I prefer to do in Williamsburg. Much safer and more bike friendly. Ride the Cap2Cap regularly. Can't wait till more of it is finished.

warregl 10-15-2010 01:20 PM

I'm guessing you don't mean this kind of biking:

https://i232.photobucket.com/albums/e...CSS/photo4.jpg

All kidding aside, I'm not comfortable riding the roads in Richmond. The driving habits of our city-mates are not conducive to sharing the road with folks on 2 wheels (even when there is a motor attached). I stick to mountain biking in the parks.

Motorcharge 10-15-2010 03:29 PM

Meh, I rode a scooter and a motorcycle for a few years and I bike to and from work daily now. It's really not that bad and really teaches you to be aware of your surroundings and how to drive defensively.

I've had a lot more close calls in my old Jeeps than I ever did on 2 wheels.

Only time I've ever been close to being hurt on 2 wheels was on Riverside drive because some inconsiderate jackass trimmed a bunch of monkey grass and threw it in the road around a turn right after it rained. I fishtailed HARD, no idea how I recovered it, but I had to pull over to collect myself after I did. Girl behind me pulled over to check on me, she looked like she'd had a heart attack lol.

Urbancrawler 10-20-2010 12:05 PM

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You got me excited with the bike question. I guess my idea of biking is on another thread.

lynnguist 11-08-2010 08:40 PM

I ride daily by motorcycle or bicycle. I may get cold here in Flag but it's not to cold to ride year around.

teaberryeagle 11-19-2010 01:10 PM

A couple harley's - bikes
 
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You got me excited with the bike question. I guess my idea of biking is on another thread.

Here's a couple bikes-?? A Classic Harley and a 2009......my Son-in-Law's & Daughter:D

Tinpanva 11-30-2010 03:48 PM

I mountain Bike as well as Motor Bike. Victory V92 and a Diamond Back

https://i609.photobucket.com/albums/t...04134454-1.jpg

mtnhops 12-01-2010 02:34 PM

Ride on
 
I must admit traveling on 2 wheels by my own power is my favorite way to get around. Makes me feel like a kid out exploring.

bobkatzz 12-13-2010 12:59 AM

I miss my . . .
 
1965 Ducati Diana!! sniff! sniff!

https://www.ducatimonster.org/gallery...cati_Diana.jpg

Took the lever off the gas cap though! B^)

Do some mountain biking - Deep Run Park is great for trails - just watch out for the "geriatric obstacle course" on the walking paths - they are a definite hazard!

teaberryeagle 12-14-2010 08:38 AM

Here's information about "bike" paths in the Williamsburg, Virginia area
 
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Originally Posted by Longspur (Post 25130)
I live east of the city, so my bike riding I prefer to do in Williamsburg. Much safer and more bike friendly. Ride the Cap2Cap regularly. Can't wait till more of it is finished.


Here's information about "bike" paths in the Williamsburg, Virginia area....there is also a designated, paved, bike path traveling West along Route 5 from Williamsburg toward Richmond and can be seen from the highway....it will be on the South side of the Highway.


Williamsburg Area Bicyclists - Williamsburg Area Bike Rides Book

Here's another site that shows The Commonwealth of Virginia's interest in "bicycling" for your information

https://www.virginia.org/site/features.asp?FeatureID=352


Included in the above link is this information concerning "Mountain Biking".....

https://www.virginia.org/site/features.asp?featureid=147

grr79 12-16-2010 09:55 AM

there are certain areas around richmond that feel safe enough to "share the road." but drivers are careless around road bikers and don't understand what moves a road biker is likely to make while avoiding obstacles in the road.

also, bikers need to follow the traffic laws like drivers do. road bikers are constantly running red lights and stop signs.

teaberryeagle 12-17-2010 08:01 AM

Bicycling and Walking in Virginia - FACTPACK (COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA)
 
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Originally Posted by grr79 (Post 54946)
there are certain areas around richmond that feel safe enough to "share the road." but drivers are careless around road bikers and don't understand what moves a road biker is likely to make while avoiding obstacles in the road.

also, bikers need to follow the traffic laws like drivers do. road bikers are constantly running red lights and stop signs.

Here's the "LAWS" for bikers in Virginia.......most folks that ride bikes are not aware of them....

Bicycling and Walking in Virginia


Virginia.gov



Here's also a "FACTPACK" about the "Commonwealth of Virginia" that is some interesting information....



FACTPACK
Facts About the
Commonwealth of Virginia

https://www.kidscommonwealth.virginia.gov/factpack.pdf

mtnhops 12-29-2010 09:35 AM

2015
 
Has anyone heard about Richmond bidding on the 2015 UCI Road World Championships? This would be great for the local economy & to promote cycling in the area.
Please help support if we get it.

teaberryeagle 12-30-2010 07:36 AM

Here's a couple links that tells about the possibility of Richmond to bid on hosting this event...........watch the News video in the first link where it is talked about.





Richmond bids for 2015 world cycling championships - NBC12 News, Weather Sports, Traffic, and Programming Guide for Richmond, VA |

Daily Peloton - Pro Cycling News

delapowicz 01-12-2011 03:26 PM

do you bike?
 
I ride my bike to the store, to my kids school and they ride too. My son goes to High School everyday and once a week we stop in at the local coffee shop Lamplighter. They are all into bikes there as the Lamplighter is a tall bike that was used at the turn of the 20th century to light lamps.
If I am in the city I feel very safe, but If I go on my road ride out east it can get hairy. I also cant wait for the cap 2 cap trail to be complete

tazsean 01-23-2011 09:51 PM

I live in charlottesville VA and i usualy bike everywhere. well that was till i got my license and a jeep. i used to head over tow illiamsburg to bike with a friend over there but he moved.

teaberryeagle 08-18-2013 06:33 AM

CMT Bike Week - August 18-24!


Published on Aug 8, 2013


Watch 7 nights of Badass, on CMT, starting Sunday, August 18!

#CMTBikeWeek LINEUP:
Sunday 8/18
8/7c Orange County Choppers (Sneak Peek)
10/9c Tattoo Titans (Sneak Peek)

Monday 8/19
8/7c Wild Hogs

Tuesday 8/20
8/7c Tunnel of Fire
9/8c Doomsday Garage
9:30/8:30c Hillbillies for Hire

Wednesday 8/21
8/7c Biker Battles

Thursday 8/22
8/7c Kid Rock: Live from Buffalo Chip

Friday 8/23
8/7c Wild Hogs

Saturday 8/24
9/8c Dog and Beth: On the Hunt


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