Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Bike to Work Day 2007 - May 18th

Bumped to the top for timeliness

Friday May 18th is National Bike to Work Day.

A number of Los Alamos businesses and organizations are supporting bike to work day and encourage employees to ride to work safely. We are working on arrangments for a bike-to-work reception hosted by Hot Rocks Java Cafe at the Los Alamos Research Park.

Experienced cyclists will be available at strategic locations to ride with less experienced cyclists to and from work (schedule and locations coming soon). We are looking for experienced cyclists to help with this.

If you would like to help with anything, please contact Carrie at cdittmer_at_vla.com

Further details will be available at http://tuffriders.losalamos.com/btwd.asp

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not sure where to post this, but I saw an older version sewer grate in front of Pueblo Complex (on west side of road). It has the parallel grates that could snag a road bike tire and flip a rider. So dangerous! Is there a way to get through to the county to get this updated? Most of the county's sewer grates that I've seen have the safer cross hatch pattern and not this old style.

Scott said...

Hey - thanks for the heads-up. I assume you are talking about Diamond Drive - I ride that route every day so I will check it out tomorrow.

The person at the County that you want to inform about this hazard is Nancy Talley, the Traffic Division Manager. Contact info is:
Phone: (505) 662-8113
e-mail: LACPW@lacnm.us

Having said all that, this portion of Diamond Drive will be totally reconstructed next summer as Phase II of the rehab project, so I wouldn't expect immediate action to take place to fix this problem.

(see blog post http://labikes.blogspot.com/2007/01/quick-description-of-diamond-drive.html for a description of the Diamond Drive rehab project)

Anonymous said...

thanks. I'll contact nancy. I'd think the potential for injury is enough to get it fixed right away. I'd hope so anyway.

Carrie said...

Check out the slide show I put together:
http://www.caballobikeandski.com/btwd.htm