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Cycling Essentials course @ Jones Valley Wellness Center on 24-25 July, 2015

How can you benefit from a Cycling Essentials course? Learn how to do a Rock Dodge. This evasive technique allows a cyclist to avoid hitting debris while not changing position in a peloton, paceline or traffic. One crash on post last summer that went relatively unnoticed happened when the first 2 in a paceline didn't call out a rock & the 3rd person hit it, taking several people down. The Quick Stop & Quick Turn are also counter intuitive evasive maneuvers that can keep you out of a crash. You can ride for years on club rides & not learn these. Add to your tool kit to assess your safety from all crash risks on all types of roads in all types of conditions. If you're not sure, ask someone who's taken it. A few on this list have. A money back guarantee applies if you don't learn anything. Cost $65, contact Marjorie Holderer (256) 684-9700 or David Stone (256) 348-6414, or email Marjorie Holderer (mjholderer@icloud.com), David Stone (BikeED-HSV@knology.net).
07.08.15 by hamilgsJoin the 2015 Directors Tour d’Arsenal – May 19
For the 14th year, the DTdA will roll out after work, May 19th, on a beautiful Spring Tuesday to take a tour of the Redstone Arsenal. This self-paced bicycle ride, hosted by the MARS Team Redstone Alliance for Cycling (MTRAC), features a ride through MSFC’s and the Army’s Test areas. It’s the only time the road is open to cross TA1 on Dodd Rd and ride a loop around the southern part of RSA, following the old WWII rail line. Get your tires pumped up, and remember to bring the required gear: your bike, helmet and a bright reflective vest or bandolier belt to wear for the DTdA. The ride should be finished well before sunset, but bicycling lighting is also recommended for evening riding. Pre-registration will be Monday, May 18th, 11:30 to 1 pm, at the annual MTRAC meeting/pre-registration/free pizza lunch for all DTdA riders, at building 4316, the MSFC Activity Building. Come join fellow cyclists for lunch, sign a waiver and learn about current plans for cycling facility improvements. *** Please RSVP for lunch to Scott.Stevens@nasa.gov Participants are encouraged to ask questions and offer suggestions to MSFC’s Center Ops Director. Remember, Safety first and please dress for maximum visibility at all times while cycling on RSA and all roads in the Tennessee Valley. Also, registration at the MTRAC booth at MWR Health Fair May 19, Pagano Gym
05.06.15 by JamibikeAlabama Bike Summit, 25-28 March 2015, in Montgomery
We'll have the first ever statewide bike summit (last year's was the north Alabama Summit, in Hsv.), this March in Montgomery (see attached flyer). ALDOT is warming to the idea of making Alabama more bike friendly, and they will present (as they did last year). Also I've heard that they are supportive of the "3' passing law" AlaBike had introduced in the legislature-that should help smooth the way for passage in 2015. I plan to go, and I suggest that other cyclists might want to also. There will likely be a legislative bike ride, along with a visit to our elected reps. Give it some thought.
12.16.14 by hamilgsBikes in the Christmas Parade - Dec 6, 2014
“Bicycles are in the parade this year, under the name AlaBike! We’ll meet at 11:30 am in Lot K, across from the Post Office on Clinton Ave. The parade begins at noon, and will be over by 1:30. The theme is “Christmas Music”. Decorate your bike and your body (elf, reindeer, but no Santa), and join us. The route is shorter at 1.8 miles, and follows the usual route downtown. Let’s show Huntsville that “Bikes Belong” well, most everywhere. We usually meet for lunch after the parade, so bring a few bucks. Hope to see you there. PS Per Sgt. Hauk of HPD, cyclists must wear a helmet to be in the parade. I made the case that state law does not require them for over 16 and he replied "parade rules". So join us, and wear your brain bucket.”--George Hamilton
12.03.14 by Jamibike13th Annual Director's Tour d'Arsenal (DTdA) 2014
May 20 - 5 pm Ever wondered what the NASA test areas or the Army firing range looked like? Once a year a two-wheel, bicycle tour is the only chance you get to find out. The ride roughly follows the historical railroad route around the southern part of the arsenal, making a loop along Dodd, Buxton, and Patton Roads and features a trip through the Army Test Area 1 (TA1) and the NASA Test Area. The route returns north along Patton Rd, well after most traffic has left the arsenal. Steve Doering of MSFC Center Operations will lead the ride and has coordinated for road sweeping (debris removal) prior to the event. Hope to see you there 5 pm Start/Finish: MSFC Bldg 4316 MSFC Wellness Center/Activity Bldg Parking lot on Digney and Morris Rds. Also, Join MTRAC for an annual Meeting/DTdA Pre-registration and Pizza lunch: May 20th, 11-12:30, MSFC Activity Bldg. 4316, same parking lot.
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May 19 5:00PM 14th annual - Director's Tour d'Arsenal

For the 14th year, the DTdA will roll out after work, May 19th, on a beautiful Spring Tuesday to take a tour of the Redstone Arsenal. This self-paced bicycle ride, hosted by the MARS Team Redstone Alliance for Cycling (MTRAC), features a ride through MSFC’s and the Army’s Test areas. It’s the only time the road is open to cross TA1 on Dodd Rd and ride a loop around the southern part of RSA, following the old WWII rail line. Get your tires pumped up, and remember to bring the required gear: your bike, helmet and a bright reflective vest or bandolier belt to wear for the DTdA. The ride should be finished well before sunset, but bicycling lighting is also recommended for evening riding. Pre-registration will be Monday, May 18th, 11:30 to 1 pm, at the annual MTRAC meeting/pre-registration/free pizza lunch for all DTdA riders, at building 4316, the MSFC Activity Building. Come join fellow cyclists for lunch, sign a waiver and learn about current plans for cycling facility improvements. *** Please RSVP for lunch to Scott.Stevens@nasa.gov Participants are encouraged to ask questions and offer suggestions to MSFC’s Center Ops Director. Remember, Safety first and please dress for maximum visibility at all times while cycling on RSA and all roads in the Tennessee Valley. Also, registration at the MTRAC booth at MWR Health Fair May 19, Pagano Gym
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Documents

Doc : MARS Team Redstone Alliance for Cycling - Bylaws
09.02.11 by roadbikescott
Flyer : MTRAC Flyer
05.01.14 by Jamibike
Flyer : Newest DTdA revised Flyer
05.07.12 by Jamibike
graphic : MTRAC logo graphic
09.02.11 by roadbikescott
Map : Bicycle Routes for recreational rides at RSA
08.18.11 by roadbikescott
MTRAC doc : 2013 MTRAC Annual Meeting held 1 May 2013
05.10.13 by Jamibike
Regulations : Redstone Bicycle Regulations 2008
08.18.11 by roadbikescott