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Tom Ballard – Evansville Bicycle Club’s Commuter of the Year

It’s easy to understand why Tom Ballard is a four-time winner of the Evansville Bicycle Club’s Commuter Mileage of the Year Award. The 55-year-old Newburgh resident averages 3,000 miles a year biking from his home near Sharon School to his … Continue reading

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Free Guided Tours

Free guided tours of the newly expanded Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage are being offered by the Evansville-area Trails Coalition.  The route is easily walkable and bikeable, and full of scenic views – including the new 220-foot pedestrian/bicycle bridge at Lamasco … Continue reading

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Biking in Merry old England with Paul Jensen

As you might recall, I am spending the next three months in merry old England. Visited London last week-end and paid close attention to walkers and cyclists. Bicycles were everywhere.  They have a rental program where at certain popular locations … Continue reading

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Earn -a-bike program

Photos from the graduation ceremony for Evansville’s first earn-a-bike program. It was conducted at the Boys & Girls Club over the summer, with grants from Evansville-area Trails Coalition, Welborn Foundation’s move-ment initiative and Scripps Howard Foundation. The kids ‘earn’ a … Continue reading

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What is the best route?

What’s the best route to bike from Newburgh to Evansville, and how many people are doing it on a daily basis to commute to work?  We keep hearing comments and reading letters to the editor about Lincoln Avenue not being … Continue reading

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Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage

  Winding through the heart of Evansville, this 10-foot wide paved trail offers spectacular views of  nature in the city.  Construction will soon be completed to make it a  continuous 6.75-mile greenway, beginning near a canoe launch off Heidelbach Avenue … Continue reading

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USI/Burdette ParkTrail

Just in time to show off its colorful foliage this fall, construction will be completed on this 3-mile trail connecting the University of Southern Indiana campus with Vanderburgh County’s Burdette Park.  The trail begins on campus by the PAC Arena … Continue reading

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Plan for Sustainable Development

Some great speakers are coming Aug. 3 to help launch work on the new Evansville Regional Plan for Sustainable Development — John Norquist, former mayor of Milwaukee and president of the Congress for New Urbanism, and Robert Orr, award-winning architect/urban … Continue reading

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The Greenway

People of all ages are discovering Evansville’s Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage.  Winding through parts of the city, the 10-foot-wide paved trail is a scenic, free, green place for walking, bike riding and skating.  It accommodates wheelchairs, baby strollers, dog walkers … Continue reading

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Evansville Riverfront

The riverfront esplanade in downtown Evansville is one of the city’s most popular gathering spots. From sun-up to sundown, it offers stunning views of the Ohio River and the downtown skyline.  The esplanade runs parallel to the Veterans Memorial Parkway … Continue reading

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