Bozeman’s Fourth Annual Bicycle Count, Sept 2014 - Volunteers Needed

It is time for Bozeman’s fourth annual bicycle count to be held on Tues. Sept 9Wed Sept 10th and Thurs Sept 11 from 5 to 7 pm. Volunteers counted over 4700 bicyclists at 12 locations in 2011, over 5500 bicyclists at 15 locations in 2012 and over 6400 bicyclists at 15 locations in 2013!

Please volunteer a few hours to document bicycle use and promote improved bike facilities.  Sign up here to volunteer.



After you sign up, we will email you count forms/ directions and will set up a time to meet in person to answer any questions.  Please share this link with friends who may want to get involved in creating a more bicycle friendly Bozeman.

Thank you!
BABAB (Bozeman Area Bike Advisory Board)

Morganzo 55: Double Nickels on the Grime. Your Bozeman Gravel Fix.

The third annual Morganzo 55 is on for 2014. Meet at 9am, August 17th at the corner of Dry Creek & Theisen Roads north of Belgrade. A few "classes" of folks are expected to turnout so whether you're there to race, ride, or leisure about you're in for a treat along 55 miles of gorgeous gravel complete with heavenly views of the Bridger Mountain Range.
  • No entry fee.
  • No support.
  • First one done gets first crack at the beer.
Bring a friend. Bring two friends. Carpool if at all possible. Park close together in the two small gravel areas located at the junction of Dry Creek and Theisen Roads. Expect a very short section of asphalt (gasp!) at the start of the Morganzo but then a solid few hours of gravel to follow.

Cue sheets will be provided at the start and there will be some veteran riders on the course should you wish to follow. Road quality in these parts varies from regularly graded gravel to rutted, impassable when wet farm roads. This year's finish line has been moved back approximately 2/10ths of a mile to avoid a small section of asphalt with high speed auto traffic but is within sight of the parking area.

Questions, comments, flames? Send an email to the address located at the bottom left of this page.


Stolen Bike Alert - Scott Aspect 940


STOLEN BIKE ALERT: "My sister and her husband were riding last night and she took a spill. When her husband set his bike down to help her someone stole it from the SE corner of Main and 11th.

It's a Scott Aspect 940 Serial number is AS21217984 If you happen across it... Thanks in advance! And I hope your world is great!"

If you have information to share about this stolen bicycle please send an email to the address located toward the bottom left side of our page.

Symbiotic Shredder Society - Round One


If you’re in bozeman this Sunday evening, you won’t want to miss this.
 Rigid bikes only, downhill time trials on local trails.  Got questions?
Ping @buckproducts or @sklarbikes

Tell The Census Bureau How Important Biking/Walking Questions Are On The American Community Survey

This is a re-blog from bikewalkalliance.org.
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Data about how we get around town is really important for biking and walking advocacy.
Every year, the U.S. Census' American Community Survey releases a bundle of data about how people get to work. We focus intently on this question because it gives us an estimation of how many people regularly walk and bike to work. Without Census data on work trips, we would have a hard time making the case for better biking and walking. Without this information, it would be impossible to measure bicycling and walking in the United States in our biennial Benchmarking Report.  
That's why it's important to let the Census Bureau know just how important the biking and walking question is on the American Community Survey.  
Here's how you can help:
  1. Click here to comment in the Census' content review process.
  2. Click "See All Economic Topics," then click Journey to Work.
  3. Check the box next to "How did this person usually get to work last week?" 
  4. Scroll down and click "Next Step"
  5. Answer the questions on this next page. You could write your own answers, or borrow from us:

    a. Please tell us how you use the information from this question.This data from this question are essential to having consistent, reliable information about how people get to work. Without the data from this question, we would have no way of knowing how many people and where people walk and bike to work. Biking and walking trends have consistently proven useful as key safety and public health indicators. Information from this question is absolutely crucial to needs for non-motorized transportation infrastructure, travel demand, and policies. Moreover, these data are not readily available from other sources on a reliable basis. Without this information, citizens would be unable to estimate the rate of bicycling and walking to work, the growth of bicycling and walking to work, and the relative safety of bicycling and walking to work in their states and communities.

    b. The American Community Survey might not be the only source for this information. Is there another source that you use?
    Yes

    c. If yes, is the American Community Survey your primary source for this information? 
    Yes

    d. If yes, please tell us why the American Community Survey is your primary source for this information.It is possible to collect travel data from The National Household Travel Survey, which has occurred irregularly since 1983. This survey does provide more comprehensive data on the use of biking and walking for travel and transportation. However, it last occurred in 2009 and the next version will occur in 2015. It is not a substitute for the annual data produced by the American Community Survey.

    In addition, numerous local governments, agencies, and private organizations produce bicycle and pedestrian counts of varying consistency. But without a national standard for these data, it is impossible to compare counts across the United States. For this reason, the American Community Survey is the best and most consistent source for national and local data on bicycling and walking.

    3) Please tell us if you have any additional comments about any of the questions on the American Community Survey that you use.Because not everyone gets to work by just one mode of travel, it would be very useful for the American Community Survey to ask whether people use multiple modes to get to work or use more than one mode of travel to get to work most weeks. Data on the use of multiple modes to get to work would provide a more accurate snapshot of Americans' transportation choices and would help measure the success of multimodal infrastructure and projects. 
  6. Click submit.

Practical Bicycling in Bozeman and Beyond

Wizard Staffs Across The Universe 2014

All Hail The Black Market W.S.A.T.U. 2014June 21 from 12:00am to 11:59pm
Drink beers.  Tape them together.  Drink more beers.  Tape more together.  

Wiki that shit, foo.