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  • October 06, 2012 6:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    To view online or find out how to get a copy, visit: http://www.virginiadot.org/bikemap/

     

  • August 29, 2012 8:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    WTKR/Channel 3 interview on bicycling with Va Beach Mayor Will Sessoms: http://youtu.be/msSFuvi8VH4

    Go Mayor Sessoms!!!
  • August 29, 2012 8:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    There will be an LCI (League Cycling Instructor) training seminar in Richmond the weekend of Oct 19-21.

    With the LCI certification comes materials for teaching the LAB traffic skills, commuter, and other courses; liability insurance when teaching courses; access to an instructors only e-discussion board.

    If you are interested, you must complete the TS101 class prior to Oct 19. I'll be teaching a course to those who will be participating in the instructor training on Sept 15, 9 am - 5 pm (yes RABA members I know this conflicts with the Heart of VA ride, but.... there are only so many weekends to work with).

    To register for the training seminar go to http://www.bikeleague.org/ programs/education/seminars.php

    If you are intereted and have not taken the TS101 class and can participate in the class on Sept 15 contact me directly.

    Feel free to pass this information on to others who might be interested.

    Sheryl Finucane/Virginia Bicycling Federation
    sdgfin@gmail.com

  • July 21, 2012 12:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    An interesting piece on the growing trend of cyclists who use small video cameras to record their rides:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/21/technology/bicyclists-using-cameras-to-capture-accidents.html?_r=1&ref=business

     

  • July 05, 2012 6:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As part of it's mission to educate drivers of all vehicles about cycling, TBA supports a number of efforts to raise our collective traffic skills right here in Tidewater.

    Toward that end we wish to announce that the League of American Bicyclists has made their flagship Traffic Skills 101 course available online for free. The online training covers what is normally taught in a classroom and allows you to take it at your own pace from the comfort of your home or office:

    http://www.bikeed.org

    After completing the online course you can contact a League Cycling Instructor (LCI) to schedule the practical "hands on" training which includes parking lot drills and on-road practice with a certified instructor.

    The LAB's traffic skills classes have long been recognized as the most complete, comprehensive bicycle driver training available. This new option of completing a portion of the class online opens the doors to many with busy schedules.

    Taking a LAB traffic skills class through TBA will make you a better cyclist and make cycling more enjoyable!

    TBA has 4 members who are League Cycling Instructors (LCIs):

    Tommy White (Norfolk)

    Joe Morgan (Norfolk)

    Dan Koach (Va Beach)

    Bruce Drees (Va Beach)

    When you have completed the online course and are ready to proceed to the "hands-on" phase or if you have other questions about bike-ed, contact Bruce Drees at president@tbarides.org or 757-647-3987.

    Toward safer and better cycling!

  • June 09, 2012 7:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Crash reported by Wavy.com that occurred Friday, June 8th around 3:45 pm along Pleasure House Rd near Candy Ct:

    http://www.wavy.com/dpp/news/local_news/va_beach/bicyclist-hit-by-vehicle-in-va-beach

     

  • May 23, 2012 3:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    From PilotOnline: police are asking for the public's help to find the driver who struck a bicyclist this weekend but then left the scene.

    http://hamptonroads.com/2012/05/va-beach-police-seek-driver-who-hit-bicyclist-sunday

     

  • May 06, 2012 10:13 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    From the Virginian-Pilot, well deserved accolades from editorial columnist Candy Hatcher for the southside cities and bike organizations including TBA on our cooperative efforts to make the region more bikeable:

    http://hamptonroads.com/2012/04/cycling-toward-cooperation

     

 
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