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Fall WalkBike News

posted Oct 31, 2015, 2:33 PM by Nathan Rome

Dear WalkBike Family and Friends,

Happy Halloween from all of us at WalkBike Frankfort and the Folkbike ReCyclery!  With the temperature dropping, many of us may be spending less time walking or biking in the coming months, but that doesn’t mean that the work of making the Capital City a more accessible place to live is slowing down. On the contrary!


Survey Update

As most of you are already aware, we solicited feedback via a community survey, which will be used to update the WalkBike Master plan.  The survey is now closed.  We had total of 201 respondents, which is great!  Preliminary results will be presented at the annual membership meeting. 

Membership

If you are receiving this email for the first time, it’s because you expressed an interest in joining WalkBike Frankfort, when you completed the survey.  Welcome!  We’re glad to have you and warmly invite you to get involved.

Speaking of memberships, the basic WalkBike Membership is free.  We also offer a number of supporting membership levels.  The current supporting memberships expire at the end of 2015.  If you are interested in either renewing your membership or becoming a supporting member for the first time, we welcome your support! 

Annual Membership Meeting

Save the date!  Our annual membership meeting will take place on Monday, December 7, at 6pm at the Frankfort Police/Public Safety Building, on Second Street, across from Pic Pac. 

TweedPunk Ride

Calling all ladies and gents!  You are cordially invited to join WalkBike Frankfort and the Folkbike ReCyclery for the wacky festivities of our 2015 Tweedpunk Ride.  As was the case last year, as an added enticement, this year’s ride will feature a Steampunk element, hence the ‘TweePunk’ moniker.

Cycling enthusiasts will congregate at half past two on the afternoon of Sunday, November 8, on the grounds of the Old State Capitol for a leisurely spin around our beauteous downtown.  There will be ample opportunities for socializing, seeing and being seen.

The ride will be preceded by costume judging and followed by an awards presentation.  Afterwards, all riders are invited to share a spot of tea or other libation at the Coffeetree Café. 

KSU/Downtown Trail

 We are excited to report that the City and CSX have signed an agreement for the land needed to begin work on the KSU/Downtown trail, priority #2 on the current version of the Master Plan.   Our understanding is that the agreement contains two conditions:  1) the City has to boundary survey of the land and 2) the City has to complete and environmental survey, which is currently underway.  Once both of these items have been completed, the transfer should take place.  With any luck, we’ll be doing trail work when warmer weather prevails again, this spring.

Small Batch Cyclery

In case you weren’t aware, Small Batch Cyclery has recently taken up residence in the circular building right across from the entrance to Juniper hills (the old Farmers Bank building).  They are just getting settled in, but you’ll want to stop in and check out their very hip new digs.

US 60 Project 

With the repaving of Louisville Rd. drawing to a close sometime in the next month, we will see sidewalks and bike lanes that extend from the top of Lafayette Dr. to out past the State Police headquarters.  This development is worthy of celebration.  To that end, we plan to have a little soiree at Small Batch Cyclery.  Stay tuned for details. 

Happy Trails from Your WalkBike Frankfort Board-

Donna Hecker, Brent Sweger, Don Stosberg, Nathan Rome, Stuart Harrod and Sellus Wilde

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