’Spokes’-man for change

Posted
Thursday May 5, 2011

BRATTLEBORO -- On Friday at 8 p.m., visit the Hooker-Dunham Theater at 139 Main St., to participate in an evening celebrating cycling culture.

The Putney Bicycle Club will present the film "Riding Bikes With The Dutch" by Michael Wolfgang Bauch. This is the story of a family that travels to the Netherlands for a year and experiences a way of life quite different from their lives in the urban sprawl of freeway-laden Southern California.

The second part of the evening will be a slideshow titled "Extreme Utilitarian Bicycling" by Dave Cohen. Cohen will present a historical (and at times hysterical) examination of how human-powered vehicles have been used for functions you may have never imagined possible.

In an effort to promote local cycling culture, there will be information available on the new bicycling law in Vermont, The Bicycle Commuter Guide, Vermont Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition, local advocacy efforts, and sign ups for local rides.

Volunteers will also be registering participants for Way to Go Vermont! -- a statewide week, May 16-20, that encourages people to bike, walk, bus or carpool to work. The Brattleboro Energy Committee and Brattleboro Climate Protection are spearheading local efforts to promote other ways of traveling. Sign up at waytogovt.org.

Tickets to Friday’s event are $5 and door prizes will be provided by Brattleboro Bike Shop, Burrows Specialized Sports and West Hill Shop.


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