Car Free Support Group – Anybody Interested?

Guest post by Mary Leigh (Marylee) Burke:

I’m 61, retired, and have been car free here in Corvallis for just over 6 months now. I helped lead a discussion group on car free and car lite lifestyles at the recent Transformation Without Apocalypse conference, and we’re doing another one at the library next May.

I think it would be awesome to have a group of like-minded people who get together to talk about this wonderful lifestyle, share ideas and solutions, and support each other in our choices for sustainability in general. My home is available for meetings and my energy is available for organizing it – I just need to see if there’s interest. I’m new to the area, though, so I don’t know a lot of people and live in a family neighborhood where everybody has cars.

So if you’re interested, comment on this post and I’ll say more in the next one.

One thought on “Car Free Support Group – Anybody Interested?

  1. Ben Roberts

    There has been a lot of interest in aiding those who are curious about going car-free, so i am available to do anything I can to help. I started a sign-up for a rider mentorship program to match cyclists of all interests together to encourage new riders to get out and ride. Here is the facebook link and a sign-up that was used to gather interest and see if we have enough momentum to get something rolling in Corvallis:

    So far it has involved me linking those with skills and experience with those who have an interest in learning. A great way to meet others is to attend a Sunday Lunch ride which is a social cycling event that occurs every other Sunday. Info here:
    Another cool event is the series of Bicycle Repair classes in May, check the Corvallis-Benton county site here for additional information(coming soon!)

    I am so happy to see Public Organizations like the Library and the community getting involved and making a difference. Lets get more people on bikes. Whatever it takes, I am in.

    Keep it rolling forward,

    Ben Roberts
    Corvallis Bicycle Collective – Coordinator
    Shop phone:(541)224-6885

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