Happy Friday from Portland Bike Commuting!

From: John B.
Sent on: Friday, May 29, 2009 10:26 AM
And thus May Green Streets Day in Portland, Maine, dawns bright and ... well, okay, gray and soggy. Again. But the spirits of the intrepid Portland Bike Commuters, who after all have braved worse weather than this, remain undaunted! (Right?)

POLL OF THE WEEK

I'm extending the poll from last week, since I only got 8 responses, and I'd like to have more. What type of events should I be spending my time organizing? You tell me.

VALET BIKE PARKING

I'd like more signups for Westbrook, next Friday evening and all day Saturday. Have you always wanted to visit Westbrook? We're a nice little town, conveniently located at the end of the #4 Metro Bus line! Come and munch on fried dough and meet friendly people at our 30th Annual Westbrook Together Days.

I should let you know that the Old Port Festival bike parking is unfortunately in question at this point, due to a little matter of insurance. If I can work it out, I'll do it, but I can't promise it at this point. :-(

UPCOMING EVENTS

TODAY - Green Streets Day, sign up if you have not already, and get free stuff at Green Streets sponsors around town.

Tue Jun 2 - Westbrook Downtown Streetscape Planning Board Public Hearing, 7 PM, Walker Memorial Library, 800 Main Street, Westbrook

Mon Jun 8 - Portland Bike/Ped Advisory Committee Meeting, 5:30 PM, Portland City Hall, Room 209

Tue Jun 9 - Portland Green Drinks, 5-7 PM

See our calendar for more details.

OTHER NEWS

* I added a new page in the About section: Vehicular Cycling Blogs.

--> To see a full list of all pages anytime, click About, then click Table of Contents.

* I have uploaded some pictures from our Blessing of the Bicycles two Sundays ago, which was attended by about two dozen cyclists and friends, and included blessings from various Christian and Muslim clergy. All participants found the experience rewarding, and definitely something we will do again next year!

HAVE FUN, RIDE SAFE!

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