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Start a Vanpool in Woodstock!

Looking for a better way to get to work? If you have at least 5  people who share a similar commute and schedule, you can create a vanpool!

Vanpool groups in Vermont can use a van provided by Go! Vermont and their partner vRide. Each rider in the vanpool pays a low monthly fee, which covers all the costs—gas, insurance, repairs—everything! No loan or down payment is needed. Plus, the state offers a $700 monthly subsidy to each vanpool!

Sustainable Woodstock, Vital Communities, and Go! Vermont will host a vanpool information session and demo at the Norman Williams Library in Woodstock on Wednesday, October 26, at 6 pm. A light dinner will be served. Please RSVP if you plan to join us.

Learn more about the state program here.
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Bringing Biking Skills TO you!

Two of my friends were really excited to start biking after attending a Basic Everyday Bicycling workshop last month, but each admitted that before becoming regular riders, they needed to build confidence with the basics of starting, stopping, and riding with one hand to signal and change gears.

So last week we spent a silly but serious hour in the waning afternoon light circling the Bugbee Senior Center parking lot,
practicing “power starts,” controlled stops, and riding with one hand. We also talked about how and when to shift gears and had refresher on helmet fit. They both learned a lot in that short time, and I was super impressed with their new skills!

Do you think you could use some personalized Everyday Bicycling coaching to help you gain the confidence to start biking to work, school, and more? Contact me to set up a 30- or 60-minute one-on-one coaching as part of our Everyday Bicycling program in collaboration with Local Motion.

– Bethany Fleishman, Transportation Program Assistant
Bethany@VitalCommunities.org
802.291.9100 x113