Get your local planners and engineers to take a survey about protected bike lanes. The deadline is August 14.

Sign the petition from Smart Growth America: “Tell FHWA to make good design the standard.”

Virginia Commonwealth University makes strides

In March, Virginia Commonwealth University was awarded the Silver level Bike Friendly University award by the League of American Bicyclists and launched a VCU RamBikes Bike Loan program.

On April 11 VCU holds the biannual Great Bike Round-Up, with free bike tune-ups and information about biking safely, registering bikes with VCU police. April 21 – 27 VCU and RideRichmond team up for Bike Week. Intentionally before Bike Month in order to be ahead of finals week.

VCU Bike Share program:

 On April 24, 4-6 pm, during Bike Week – VCU will host a “Confident Urban Cycling” class sponsored by Virginia Bicycling Federation’s Traffic Safety Grant from the Virginia DMV. The mini course is open to anyone. Register at

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