the gathering: a choice had to be made - CBPAC or Buds
Claremont Bike Pit Stop on Bike to Work Day will take place again this year, on Thursday, May 17 from about 6:30 to 9:30 in the morning. If you pass through the area, or happen to work nearby, stop in and say hello. I expect there will once again be some morning treats, information to share, and plenty of riders to answer questions, or just talk to. I will be volunteering there from about 8:00.
The city's Bike Friendly Community renewal application is being pursued, and the city is looking to not just renew, but raise its ranking to the next level. If you do not know what I am talking about, the Bicycle Friendly Community rankings are designations awarded to communities based on their bike friendliness by the League of American Bicyclists. You can read more about the process and see the list of bike friendly communities here.
Video detection: Indian Hill and 8th, Indian Hill at 10th, Bonita at Cambridge, Mountain and Bonita, Claremont at First, and Towne at Baseline now have video detection. No more waiting for a car (they are never around when you need one) to come along and trip the sensor, nor will you need to press a button to get the light to change. I gave the one at Indian Hill and Tenth a try the other day - it worked brilliantly.
Finally, I have already told you about the upcoming brush fire training in the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park, giving it its own post due to the potential impact on visitor plans for a few days, but remind you once again here.
Alas, attending the CBPAC meeting meant that I, yet again, have failed to make it out to the Buds Ride for this year. One thing or another (and regrettably the list includes plain laziness) have thus far kept me from testing my legs against the local best. I did however get to snap a shot of the pre-ride gathering (photo at top of post).