Entries by Eli Damon

Team Meeting

Yesterday, I met with supporters from the CHNA#4 (the group that funded the trip to Portland, ME last June). The purpose was generate ideas for how to proceed with CyclingSavvy Pioneer Valley. I got some good leads on more possible supporters. We scheduled a new meeting in three weeks. We shot this photo at the […]

A few tricks over the Memorial Bridge

Crossing the Memorial Bridge from West Springfield to Springfield can be intimidating for a cyclist who is not accustomed to riding assertively and can be confusing for a cyclist who is not familiar with the neighborhood. However, with the proper skills, it is easy and nothing to be afraid of. However, there are two tricky elements that you should know about.

Pioneers of Mobility

My very first time teaching CyclingSavvy was a class in Portland, Maine, hosted by John Brooking, in June of this year. As part of my effort, I applied for and received a grant to bring four students from the greater Springfield area with me to take the class, along with videographer Jessica Tanner to document. […]

Now Officially Introducing the Pioneer Valley Chapter

Well, it is now official. The Pioneer Valley (western Massachusetts) chapter of CyclingSavvy is now recognized on the CyclingSavvy blog. The chapter currently comprises one instructor (me, Eli Damon, of Easthampton) and six other CyclingSavvy graduates. So far, all graduates who live in the region were trained in Portland, Maine, by John Brooking and either […]