April 2023: Bike Norfolk has been busy holding the Bike Norfolk/ REI Kid’s Fun Race in Newport News and the P.B. Young Bike Rodeo.
March 2023: Thanks to generous giving and sponsors, the Michael Shipp fundraiser raised $10,747 for the family. 328 riders participated in the Michael Shipp Memorial ride held March 23, 2023. See the video of the ride by Prisco Bernard.
March 2023: Bike Norfolk has partnered with East Coast Bicycles and Melissa Day to raise funds for Michael Shipp’s family. Michael was a husband, father, and owner of East Coast Bicycles in Ghent. He was tragically killed in a crash with a vehicle on Feb. 16 while riding his bicycle in Manning, South Carolina. Please donate here. 100% of funds collected go to the family.
February 2023: Support the SB1293 – Safety Stop Bill in VA General Assembly. It passed the Senate and has moved to the House.
November 2022: #GivingTuesday is in full swing. Consider supporting Bike Norfolk this year. We are an all-volunteer 501(c)3 nonprofit. Each dollar you give goes right back into the local community as we lead efforts to improve bike infrastructure, repurpose/ repair bikes, maintain Northside Mountain Bike Trails, distribute bike lights, assist soup kitchen clients with bike repair, educate at community events. Thank you for being part of the community with your support. DONATE HERE
October 2022: Bike Norfolk sent bicycling and pedestrian related questions to all 9 City Council candidates and 9 School Board candidates. We got 5 total responses: Ward 4 City Council Candidate, Phillip Hawkins; Ward 5 City Council Candidate, Tommy Smigiel; Ward 1 School Board candidate Adale Martin; Ward 2 School Board candidate Tanya Bhasin; and Ward 3 School Board candidates Carlos Clanton and John Sitka. Check out their vision for improving bike and pedestrian access in Norfolk at the links above. Bike Norfolk is a nonprofit advocacy organization and does not endorse candidates.
See all the election information, including sample ballots, voter registration info, early voting locations at the City of Norfolk’s Election page. Last day to register for Nov election: Oct 17. Election day: Nov 8. Early voting happening now
June 2022: Bike Norfolk partnered with East Coast Bicycles, 7-11, and Ocean View Elementary to give bikes and helmets to 6 students who had perfect attendance.
June 2022: Bike Norfolk President Mike Merritt quoted in Virginian-Pilot article about pedestrian deaths in Norfolk. Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission chair Melissa Seek is also quoted. Melissa is Vice President of Bike Norfolk.
In January, Norfolk City Council voted to move forward with receiving a state grant for repurposing the outside lanes of Granby St between Willow Wood Dr to Admiral Taussig Blvd. There is also a plan to improve pedestrian facilities on the corridor, improve the stoplight timing, and reduce speed limits. To view the details of the campaign Bike Norfolk ran in support of this project, go here.
Bike Norfolk is an advocacy organization for cyclists in Norfolk, VA, and surrounding areas. We are a 501(c)(3) non profit entirely run by volunteers and have no paid membership fees.