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Cycling Events / National Day Of Climate Action Ride (New York NY)
« on: March 16, 2007, 03:02:50 pm »
Future Sea Level Ride
New York, NY
April 14, 2007 01:00PM to 02:30PM

Event Description:
FUTURE SEA LEVEL BIKE RIDE In conjunction with Step It Up, the National Day of Action on Climate Change, Times Up environmental group is organizing a bike ride which will address climate change and global warming in our local communities and highlight meaningful responses. Non-polluting trasportation is one part of the solution. Dress like you are underwater. Bike ride ends at Battery Park to link up with Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir.
New York City Union Square Park South Saturday April 14th, 1PM
Take bike or subway to Union Square Park. We will meet on the Soouthside located on 14th Street between Broadway and University Place.

John Hunka

Underground Railroad / Erie-Oberlin-Cleveland Loop Tour
« on: February 21, 2007, 03:14:56 pm »
This May, I'm planning a loop tour in northeast Ohio.  Starting in Erie PA, I plan to use the UGRR route to ride to Oberlin OH.  From Oberlin, I'm going to ride northeast to Cleveland.  From Cleveland, I'll return to Erie via the Northern Tier Route.  Does anyone know a good route for the leg of my trip from Oberlin to Cleveland?

John Hunka
New York NY

This message was edited by jkhunka on 2-21-07 @ 11:16 AM

Underground Railroad / Western Reserve Greenway
« on: January 03, 2006, 02:54:53 pm »
According to a recent article in the Youngstown Vindicator, twelve Underground Railroad historical markers are going to be installed along the Western Reserve Greenway this spring in Ashtabula, OH.  Should the Greenway be incorporated into the bicycle route?

John Hunka
Philadelphia, PA

Underground Railroad / Recent Book About Underground Railroad
« on: December 12, 2005, 02:30:54 pm »
In May of 2005, a new history book was released under the title "Bound for Canaan: The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America."  The author is Fergus M. Bordewich.  I highly recommend this book to anyone researching the proposed bike route.  The paperback edition of the book is scheduled to be released in January or February of 2006.

John Hunka
Philadelphia, PA

P.S.  As a graduate of Oberlin College, I am very excited about this project and would love to assist in bringing it to fruition.

Routes / Bike Lanes For Cape Hatteras
« on: August 15, 2006, 01:03:38 pm »
This article has some very good news for those of us who have cycled, or plan to cycle, on Cape Hatteras in North Carolina:

"Hatteras plans bike lane on its main road"
Star News Online
August 14, 2006

John Hunka
Philadelphia, PA

General Discussion / Randonneur Handlebars
« on: March 08, 2007, 03:00:31 pm »
I am thinking about trying randonneur handlbars on my bike, which is a Trek 520.  Could anyone enlighten me on the pros and cons of this type of handlebars?

John Hunka

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