Mar
7
2013

National Bicycle Summit 2013 Day 2, Part 2

May 5, 9:30 AM, time to get our learn on.   After the opening general session, we were let loose in the lower levels of the Renaissance Hotel for a bit of workshop learnin’.  I attend the IMBA workshop, “Making the Connection Between Recreation and Conservation”. Key points from this session. -Median age of membership at the Nature Conservancy is 62.  Without younger, broad based support moving forward, the movement will fail. -Human powered recreation […]

Mar
6
2013

National Bike Summit 2013 Day 2, part 1

May 5, 8:00 AM Tuesday was a long day at NBS13.  It started with General Session speeches from Congressman Ear Blumenauer (D-OR), Mayor Greg Ballard (R-Indianapolis), Congressman Tom Petri (R-WI) and Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD).  I was particularly impressed with Mayor Ballard and Sen. Cardin.   One of the main points made throughout the day is that cities are competing with each other to attract and retain “milenials”.  These are the young highly educated, highly […]

Mar
6
2013

National Bike Summit 2013 Day 1

May 4, 4:00am If you ask me few things in life should necessitate waking up before 6:00am.  I suppose getting up in time to catch a ride to Omaha for a 7:00am flight is one of them.  After being picked up by my buddy Justin and stopping for a sub-par cup of U-stop coffee, we grabbed Damon and headed to Omaha for the first leg of BicycLincoln’s trip to the 2013 National Bicycle Summit. We landed […]

Feb
28
2013

Bike Lincs: New Video Series on Bicycling in Lincoln

Board members Aaron Chambers and Elisabeth Reinkordt are serving as hosts of a new series of videos about getting around Lincoln by bicycle. The first set, which features Aaron and special guest board member Damon Hershey, introduces you to finding a bike, helmet and accessories that fit. Bike Basics: Choosing A Bike Bike Basics: Fitting a Helmet Bike Basics: Accessories Bike Basics: Maintenance

Feb
27
2013

Bicyclincoln Board Meeting 2-26-13

Members present: Andrew Pedley, Corey Godfrey, Damon Hershey, Elisabeth Reinkordt, Berly Brown, Ben Swift, Aaron Chambers   The board is discussing the possibility of organization membership in the future – need to think of a donor wish list for the organization in order to acquire certain items such as a tent, a banner, etc. More stickers need to go to the presses, Bicyclincoln headbadges coming some day? Set a schedule for updating the blog weekly […]

Jan
27
2013

Minutes from January 8, 2013 PBAC Meeting

Pedestrian Bicycle Advisory Committee Minutes from January 8, 2013 Lincoln Parks and Recreation – 2740 “A” Street   Members Present:  Gary Bentrup, Parks Coble, Julie Diegel, Barb Fraser, Marynelle Greene, Elaine Hammer, Delrae Hirschman, Dalyce Ronnau, Bi ll Spielman, Beth Thacker, Bill Wehrbein. Staff Present:  Barney Blum, Terry Genrich, David Cary, Mike Hey!, Lynn Johnson, David Pesnichak. This meeting was called to order at 7:00a.m. followed by recognition of the Open Meeting Act. Approval of […]

Jan
16
2013

Bike Helmet Usage Survey

The Lincoln Fire and Rescue is doing, in cooperation with the Health Department, an on-line bike helmet usage survey. Really just takes a minute. This survey is open until late February. And we get to share the data from the survey with you once it is evaluated. Thanks! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/bikehelmet

Dec
26
2012

Minutes from December 11 Pedestrian Bicycle Advisory Committee

Pedestrian Bicycle Advisory Committee Minutes from December 11, 2012 Lincoln Parks and Recreation – 2740 “A” Street Members Present: Parks Coble, Julie Diegel, Rick Dockhorn, Barb Fraser, Marynelle Greene, Elaine Hammer, Jordan Messerer, Delrae Hirschman, Dalyce Ronnau, Bill Spielman, Beth Thacker, Bill Wehrbein, Michael Wylie. Staff Present: Terry Genrich, David Cary, Mike Heyl, J.J. Yost, Lynn Johnson, Glen Johnson Others Present: Michael Kleffner, David Schoenmaker, Damon Hershey This meeting was called to order at 7:00 […]

Dec
9
2012

PUBLIC INVITED TO OPEN HOUSE ON BIKING AND WALKING PLAN

Mark your calendar for an open house! The public is invited to an open house on the draft Bicycle and Pedestrian Capital Plan from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, December 15 at the Jayne Snyder Trails Center at Union Plaza, 21st and “Q” Streets. The draft plan includes an assessment of current conditions for biking and walking in Lincoln and Lancaster County as well as short- and long-range proposals for capital improvements to the biking […]

Sep
13
2012

Wilderness Park Bridge

For over a year now the bridge in Wilderness Park between Old Cheney and Pioneers has been out of commission. Having the bridge down has greatly hindered the usability of the multi-use trails we all cherish. But with the help of Lincoln Parks and Rec, Great Plains Trail Network, Friends of Wilderness Park, and others, the ability to have the bridge repaired is almost upon us. But a little more  is needed yet. Parks and […]