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To find out who we are and what we do, view our About and Calendar pages, as well as our Facebook page for current events. Don’t forget to check out our blog and list of outside resources for more information about walking, biking, and active transportation. Lastly, feel free to sign up for our email list or contact us with any questions.

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Drive Less Challenge: $10k in prizes

Oregon is preparing to celebrate its first statewide Drive Less Challenge, a 12-day event encouraging and rewarding alternatives to driving alone. The Challenge runs October 21 – November 1. Wells Fargo and Bike Friday have both sponsored the event, providing a great array of prizes, including folding bicycles, Oregon mini-vacations, $500 Apple gift cards, Kindle …

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Bike Commute Challenge starts September 1st

Every year, Oregon celebrates the Bike Commute Challenge during the month of September. It’s a friendly statewide competition to see which team’s members can log the most bike commutes to work during the month. Every year, there are more teams in Southern Oregon. If there’s not one at your worksite, you can create one with …

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Have phone, will travel

The journal Accident Analysis & Prevention published a study called “Pedestrian injuries due to mobile phone use in public places” in the August edition, and the national media didn’t overlook it. The New York Times highlighted the dramatic increase–approaching threefold–in injuries during the 2004 – 2010 study period. The Atlantic pointed out that talking was …

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Bicycle Benefits program continues to grow

After a recent visit from the program’s founder, Bicycle Benefits is continuing to grow in the Rogue Valley. Ian Klepetar, originally from Saratoga Springs, NY, spent two days visiting local businesses and inviting them to participate by offering a discount to customers who arrive by bicycle. There are currently 18 businesses signed up, with several …

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