Mia Birk & Eric Weis to Speak in Richmond

Thanks to citizens from across Virginia  who attended the event this evening. 

Special thanks to   Eric Weiss for his overview of the Greenway, Tim Miller for updating us on the 2015 World Championship bid, Andy Clarke for his motivation to speak up and make a difference and Mia Birk for showing us how our community can be the next Portland. 

Stay tuned for links to videos of the presentations.

Could Richmond be the next Portland? Learn how that city became a bicycling mecca, and what you can do to make your community more bikeable and walkable.

Featured speakers will include Mia Birk, the former Bicycle Program Manager and driving force behind Portland’s efforts to become one of the most bike friendly cities in the United States. Ms. Birk is now a principal with Alta Planning, and the author of “Joyride: Pedaling toward a Healthier Planet.”

Also featured is Eric Weis, Trail Coordinator for the East Coast Greenway (ECG). Mr. Weis will share his vision of developing a ~3000-mile bike and pedestrian route from Maine to Florida. Now over 25% complete, this off-road facility — which passes through the heart of Richmond — will connect 25 major cities along the East Coast.

June 21, 7-9 PM at the Science Museum of Virginia. Admission is free but seating is limited. Please RSVP at

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