Archive for April, 2012

VeloValenciaAre you in or heading to downtown Missoula and looking for a great beverage treat? All during May, National Bicycle Month, Liquid Planet is again supporting BWAM with $1.00 of each Velo Valencia sold being donated to BWAM. Stop in at 223 North Higgins Avenue and let them know that you are a BWAM supporter and enjoy this white chocolate mocha with orange zest and a dash of cinnamon and sugar during the month of May. Liquid Planet management and staff recognize the importance of supporting biking and walking and its impact on the vitality of Missoula by offering their support to BWAM for this the 5th year honoring National Bicycle Month.

Sponsored by The League of American Bicyclists and Bikes Belong,  the National Bike Challenge starts May 1 and we urge our members to join the fun,  sign up now, and you can start logging your warm-up miles  to see how it works.  Riders will compete for prizes and awards on both the national and local level, including a grand prize trip through California Wine Travel by Trek Travel.

Bike Walk Montana (our new upcoming statewide advocacy organization) has already registered Montana to participate.  You can sign up as an individual or as a team,  log your miles, both commuter and recreational, and encourage others to join you.  Every time you log in, you can see how many points you and other riders have,  how many points your community has, and how many points Montana and all other states have.

Please help to spread the word.   Let’s see how many BWAM members and friends we can get to participate and how many miles Montana can log!  While the prizes are fun, the real fun is seeing more people biking more miles!

Register at Endomondo where you’ll find all kinds of information.  Spread the word to all your friends and encourage them to sign up, too.  The challenge was originally restricted to ages 18 and older but that has recently been changed, so do recruit those high school kids!  See video here.