Last Monday evening at its regular City Council meeting, Salisbury's elected leadership boldly underscored their support for making Salisbury a more Bicycle Friendly Community.
First, Mayor Ireton authored a Proclamation declaring May 13 through 17 "Bike to Work Week" in Salisbury. This first-of-a-kind proclamation was presented by City Administrator John Pick to Bike-SBY's Matt Drew, Heather Towers, and Lainey Garrison.
Next, after much anticipation, the City Council unanimously accepted grants from Maryland Department of Transportation, Salisbury University, Sea Gull Century Foundation, and Bike-SBY for the Phase 1 (Orange Route) bike lane improvements! Bike-SBY has worked with the City for over a year to make this happen. Individual donations made to Bike-SBY during its fund drive last October will be used to meet this grant to the City.
With the grant package formally accepted by the City, Salisbury Public Works can now move forward with the installation of striping, signage, and storm drain upgrades for this initial bike lane route connecting Salisbury University to the Down Town Plaza.
What a great way to start Bike to Work Week!
See you on the road!
I love to ride my bike in Salisbury. I also love to eat, drink coffee, enjoy a good beer and support my neighbors.
Starting today, a group of local businesses wants to make it easier for all of us to do both. I am proud to announce the beginning of Bike-SBY's Bicycle Friendly Merchant program today!
Bicycle Friendly Merchants are reaching out to make Salisbury a more Bicycle Friendly Community in two important ways:
- Each Bicycle Friendly Merchant offers an incentive to its customers (i.e. YOU) who choose to ride a bike to their business instead of driving a car.
- Each Bicycle Friendly Merchant provides a safe, visible, and secure place for you to lock your bike while visiting their business.
Participating businesses will display the Bicycle Friendly Merchant in their storefront window. When you see this logo, you know that supporting this business not only benefits you but will help make our bike community stronger.
So who are these businesses? Click here to read more!
Make sure to bookmark this link. We will be adding more names and updating the incentives periodically, so make sure to check this page from time to time to get the latest information.
See you on the road!
Bike-SBY and Evolution Brewery teamed up yesterday to hold the Spring Bike Swap and Evolution Revolution bike ride in Salisbury.
Gorgeous weather, free coffee from Rise Up, and several interesting bike vendors coaxed over 110 people out of their winter hibernation to buy and sell new and slightly used bikes and accessories. Many deals were made, and several satisfied buyers and sellers said they were gladly return for future swaps. Several great swap photos are posted at our Facebook page.
We concluded the swap at 11, and immediately departed as a mass group on a 6.6 mile, low-key bike ride called the Evolution Revolution. All riders returned from the slow-paced ride through rural Salisbury and the City Park with huge smiles and were greeted at the Brewery with beer,brats, and bands. Great volunteeers and police support at intersections kept the ride safe and fun. Awards were presented to outstanding bikes in several categories by Mayor Jim Ireton, and City Council member Laura Mitchell also came out to show her support for the event.
A huge thanks goes out to Evolution Brewery for letting us host this event. It really showed everyone how responsible businesses and motivated citizens can team together to make Salisbury a more Bicycle Friendly Community.
See you on the road!
Good morning --
I would like to take the opportunity to share with you an update on
our organization, Bike-SBY, and its work to make Salisbury a more
bicycle friendly community.
This spring, we are pleased to announce a number of events in our
community that will increase commuter cycling in Salisbury.
April 13 8-11 am. Community Bike Swap at Evolution Brewery. If you
haven't been to one, a bike swap is a large open air forum where
individuals and bike shops bring bikes and accessories (new and used)
to sell. It's a great chance to get a good deal on a bike for first
time and experienced riders alike.
April 13 11:30 Evolution Brewery is hosting a fun bike ride (6.5
miles) through Salisbury. Proceeds raised will support Bike-SBY.
April 27 9-noon. Adult commuter workshop at SU's Henson Hall. This workshop is geared for
the "interested but concerned" cyclist who wants to start riding each day in Salisbury but needs to build skills.
May 10. St Francis Bike Rodeo - Bike-SBY is helping St Francis with
its first bike safety course geared to kids. This event will be for St Francis students and parents, and we hope to roll this out to other schools and organizations in the future.
May 13-17 National Bike to Work Week. Bike-SBY will conduct daily
events throughout the week, encouraging people to try biking (instead
of driving) to work. More details to follow....
Given the breadth of activities that is underway, I think you would
agree with me that the state of cycling is strong in Salisbury.
If you are interested in learning more about Bike-SBY or helping, join us tonight (Wed 3/13) at 7 pm at Specific Gravity. We will be meeting to plan our continued work to make Salisbury a more Bicycle Friendly Community!
See you on the road!
Please install a bike rack at specific gravity.
1021 John St. Salisbury md
Please add a bike rack near Chipotle.
1016A Salisbury Blvd, Salisbury, MD 21801Official response from Matt Drew considering
12-20-12 I have contacted the property owner regarding installing a bike rack on the sidewalk near the outdoor dining area. Awaiting a response. GMD
Please add a bike rack near the Bagel Bakery
1006 South Salisbury Boulevard, Salisbury, MD 21801
Official response from Matt Drew considering
12-20-12 I have contacted the property owner regarding installing a bike rack in the island near the bagel bakery. Awaiting a response. GMD
Things were really coming together to make our first bike swap (scheduled for 10/28/12) a real success. We had several shops and vendors lined up to offer their wares. Many folks from the community (Salisbury residents, SU students) were ready to come out to get deals on bikes. We even had Common Grounds lined up to keep us caffinated!
Alas, Huricane Sandy had other plans.
As much as we wanted everyone to get together on Sunday, we think it is better for everyone to stay home and be safe.
Do not fret, though. The bike swap will happen next spring. Stay tuned!
See you on the (dry) road!