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Grand Rapids Colorburst 2008 Bike Ride

Update: Because of an external scripting error, we’ve removed the embedded video. You can still watch it here.

If you happen to be in the Grand Rapids area tomorrow, I encourage you to check out the Colorburst ’08 bike ride in memory of two cyclists killed by drunk drivers. The event will commence at 8am at Fallasburg County Park, 2.5 miles north of Lowell, Michigan. Registration includes a pancake breakfast before the ride, and hot soup after the riders finish. Joshua Duggan, the event co-chair, says he expects around 800-850 riders!

The video embedded above is an interview about Colorburst with Joshua Duggan on WZZM, the local news affiliate of ABC for Grand Rapids. Josh is a good friend of mine, and also the founder of PedalGR, a bi-weekly bike ride through the neighborhoods of Grand Rapids.

Speaking of PedalGR, you may have noticed that the website is now listed as one of our partners. We will slowly be adding more links to other websites on this site over the upcoming weeks. If you have a website that is related to walking, biking, smart growth, et cetera, please let us know and we’ll add it. We especially encourage blogs. And of course, we always enjoy a reciprocal link!

And just as I was about to post this, another interesting piece of news related to bicycling just popped up in my Inbox: Bailout gives tax break to bicycle commuters

I have to admit that I’m not a fan of the bailout, but at least we’ve finally got the bike commuting tax break we’ve been looking for. What about us walking commuters? 🙂

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