Due to the efforts of BikeWalk Williamsburg and several friends of the VCT, the Jamestown kiosk now has a Fixit Station. Ted Hanson, Dean Dunbar, Don Grosse, and Neal Robinson combined their talents to make it happen. Now there is an air pump with a gauge, a stand, and tools to make minor adjustment on your bike. Do you have the recommended tire pressure in your tires? It will make your ride on the VCT a breeze! 

Read More: Jamestown Fixit Station

Congratulations to Katie Staker for successfully completing the Bike Rodeo May 20 held at Williamsburg Recreation Center.

She was the winner of a $330 Gift Certificate from Bikes Unlimited.  Happy and safe summer cycling to all of the children who attended the Bike Rodeo!

Governor Terry McAuliffe has proclaimed May 2017 as National Bike Month.

The Proclamation was presented to cyclists assembled on the Capitol Ground in Richmond May 4.

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Have you noticed the safety improvements for pedestrians and cyclists at the Jamestown Road/Rt 199 intersection? The bold reflective crosswalk striping is now installed, plus signs on the signal posts saying “Turning Vehicles Yield to Pedestrians”. There is also a new Bike/Ped Caution sign. Thanks go out to Rossie Carrol, VDOT Resident Engineer and the City of Williamsburg for listening and responding to our requests. This was one of BikeWalk Williamsburg’s priorities.

For several years, a course in bicycle safety, maintenance, and proper biking technique has been taught at William and Mary through Kinesiology. It is an eight-week Physical Activity course students can take for one credit, pass-fail. It is taught by Allen Turnbull, a League of American Bicyclists Certified Trainer (LCI) assisted by Mary Turnbull. Bill Horacio, Director of Parking and Transportation and Services at W&M coordinates this course with the W&M Bike Alliance. Over 80 students have graduated from this course and are practicing safe cycling behavior and spreading the word about the joys of biking. Here are the latest graduates!

If all goes well, by October 2018 our imagination will be reality! The City of Williamsburg is constructing a ¾ mile trail from Treyburn Drive to Ironbound Road along the south side of Monticello Avenue. The 10’ wide paved trail will have lights and be 20 feet off the road. This trail will extend our growing network of off-road trails – this one making a critical connection between the College and New Town. The $1.25 million project is funded by VDOT (80%), City of Williamsburg (10%), and William & Mary (10%). Dan Clayton, Director of Public Works and Utilities, estimated the design phase would take nine months and the construction six months.  The College is seeking additional funding for improved bike facilities along Compton Drive between Monticello and Kaplan Arena to complete the connection. MORE>