In April, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released the 2017 Census of Agriculture which, according to the website, serves the purpose of quantifying many variables of agriculture including characteristics of operators, practices of production, farm profits and disbursements, and other indicators. At a more basic level, the Census of Agriculture […]
The West Piedmont Regional Bicycle Plan – An Excellent Resource for Bicycling in the West Piedmont Region
In early 2018, the West Piedmont Planning District Commission adopted the West Piedmont Regional Bicycle Plan, an update to the first bicycle plan adopted by the Commission in 2005. This plan is divided into two sections – the planning document and the interactive map, the latter of which lays out […]
Mountain biking is a popular activity in the U.S., and this form of cycling is no exception in Virginia. The West Piedmont Planning District is home to a number of mountain biking venues, and these destinations are described in detail below. Fairystone State Park Trails Fairystone State Park, located along […]
ROANOKE, VA (May 22, 2019) – Submissions are now being accepted for RIDE Solutions’ 9th annual Bike Shorts Film Festival. The Bike Shorts Film Festival screens short films produced by local, national and international filmmakers that focuses on using bicycles to tell stories.
Beginning this Thursday, May 23rd to the 26th, the 11th annual Rooster Walk concert (RW11) series begins, and will take place at 675 Hobson Road, Martinsville (Axton area of Henry County), at a venue known as Pop’s Farm. Rooster Walk consists of several days of live music featuring dozens of […]
As was revealed via a press release two weeks ago, RIDE Solutions has partnered with Agile Mile to offer an automatic ride-matching app, which is a very effective means by which carpoolers throughout the region can connect with one-another. This new system, which offers points toward rewards when users log […]
As most everyone who is familiar with the RIDE Solutions program is aware, one of the main functions we are involved with is matching employees who desire to carpool together to save money or because they do not have access to reliable transportation with which to get to work. Another […]
Roanoke, VA., April 29, 2019 – RIDE Solutions and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation have launched a new, statewide ridematching system to help commuters explore their transportation options. The new system, part of the Commute!VA statewide network, provides a suite of instant ridematching tools on mobile devices […]
RIDE Solutions and FloydFest are working together to make getting to the festival site easier and more cost efficient. By using RIDE Solutions app, you can easily connect to others travelling to FloydFest 19~Voyage Home. Meet new friends, save some money (on gas AND parking!) and reduce your greenhouse gas […]
This month, RIDE Solutions is actively promoting the program throughout the West Piedmont Planning District, via two job fairs. These events are paramount for making employers, employees, and the general public alike, aware of the program.