VBF Advocacy Director Lloyd J. “Bud” Vye, was honored with the unveiling of a bench along the VA Capital Trail near Great Shiplock Park in Richmond. The bench commemorates Bud’s commitment to bicycling advocacy in Central Virginia. For decades, Bud has been the point person for bike and pedestrian issues in the region and at the VA General Assembly.
Around two dozen people came to celebrate the event, despite cold, drizzly weather, many of whom joined Bud after the ceremony for a commemorative ride in his honor. Bud shared with the audience that he had attended some of the initial hearing for the Capital Trail as far back as 1992 and was looking forward to riding the entire fifty-five mile trail when it is completed in 2014.
In addition to local cycling enthusiasts, in attendence was League of American Bicyclist’s President Andy Clarke who praised Bud’s efforts and spoke of the important role citizen advocates in making our communities more bike friendly.