Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Car-free Cycling Expedition this summer!

Cycling the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route (W3R), a National Historic Trail.

600+ miles, 9 states, the same route that French General Rochambeau used, in 1781, to march his army from Newport, Rhode Island, across Conneticut, to meet with General Washington in New York.

Then both armies marched through NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, and on to the British held Yorktown, Virginia where, together, they defeated the British and Lord Cornwallis, in the battle of Yorktown.

This summer I will, in conjunction with the National Park Service, will be Cycling the National Historic Trail-the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route on its 230th anniversary.

Primary mission: to map out a Cycling route on this National Historic Trail from Newport, RI to Yorktown, VA.

Secondary missions:

1)To promote cycling as an excellent form of transportation and as a way to see our National Park System.

2)Show how cycling for travel and transportation can improve the health of: people, environment, and communites.

3) Lastly, but most importantly, the Historical Significance of this National Historic Trail, and to honor those French and American soldiers who sacrificed so much for us to live in this great country of ours.

We will be rolling in wilderness areas, suburbia, and cities. This is one of three expeditions planned.

Your support is needed.

 Making this bicycle route a reality takes alot of time and effort. We will be looking for the best and safest route for each state section of the trail. If you would like to be a part of this Expedition, right now the best way is to financially support it.

The official Expedtion site is http://www.cyclingw3r.blogspot.com/ and will give you a link to the Facebook page.

 You can email me directly for a address or questions. bill@poindexterrecruiting.com

Be a part of something Great!

Thank you,

Bill Poindexter, Expedition Leader
Cycing the W3R Expedition 2011

More details will be coming in the weeks to come.


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Can you help and support Carfree American?

Our cause needs your help! Yes it is your cause too. :)

My focus and passion are strong, promoting: better physical and mental health, a healthier and cleaner environment, better and healthier community relationships, and saving people money so they can invest in their families. All the above are the results of living carfree or carlite lifestyles. That is the mission

I have projects, programs, and ideas in the works that I have shared and will be sharing.

Here are a few:

Interviews of people who live the carlite or carfree lifestyle, how they do it,  and what they have gained from it. For exampe: Amie's in Reno, James in Denver, or Brent in Kansas City

Techniques and tips: like TL4 or Transportation Law of 4, changing thinking for personal transportation from just jumping in a car and going. Instead asking yourself, "Can I walk, bike, take mass transit, or a combination of the three, or do I have to take the car."

Upcoming book- How To Live: Without A Car-tales from the streets

Pitching a idea to some companies and DOT's for a game to increase Drivers awareness of; pedestrians, disabled, children, cyclists, and anmials. The game is calls Looking for the Five or Look5.

I was asked to write an article for the new Adventure Cycling website: http://www.bikeovernights.org/ which focuses on the fact people can have great cycling adventures just a short distance from their homes. That is suppose to come out on April 4th.

This summer I am mapping out a bicycle route for the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route-A National Historic Trail and will be working in conjunction with the National Park Service. The trail is 680 miles long and goes through nine states, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA. The significance of the trail is this is the route the French and American Armies took, in 1781 on their way to capture and defeat the English at the Battle of Yorktown. The trail itself is well established, but not well planned for bicyclist. The NPS is trying to get more people to visit their Parks, Scenic Trails , and National Historic Trails on top of a bicycle so as to promote less congestion and pollution. I will be officially announcing this in the next few weeks. You heard it here first.

All these things take time and money. Yep, I need your help. If you find value in this blog, the Facebook pages, these projects, the mission, my passion for making this a healthier world, please make an in-kind donation. This started out a hobby and I am making it a passionate cause for the good on the grassroots level. There is no profit as all monies will go towards making these projects, and future ones, a reality. You will be making people, the environment, and communites healthier.

What do you get out of it?

The satisfaction of knowing you are helping someone who wants to make a difference, you will be a part of this in a actively passive way. Honestly that is all I can give right now. Your name will go up in lights as a sponsor. 

I am also looking for people to help with these ideas and may be looking for some people to go on the working tour this summer, fyi.

With your support all these things will happen.
Thank you,

You can always reach me at bill@poindexterrecruiting too.

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