Event Title

The Sendtennials

Research Mentor(s)

Flower, Aquila

Description

Long-distance biking is a trend that promotes eco-tourism as a minimal footprint and human-powered method of traveling. There are not a lot of long-distance bike routes that are cleanly mapped out, and the maps that do show these longer bike routes often don’t have information about width of bike lanes or the heaviness of the traffic of the roads that the route follows. This information is important for people to know so they are prepared for the conditions that they’re biking along to improved overall safety, preparedness, and precaution during their bike ride. I am configuring a bike route that connects the 100 tallest mountain peaks of Colorado. This mapped bike route will include climographs, elevation descriptions, information for storage options, and descriptions of road conditions to help inform the cyclists of the road conditions ahead. This will be a template for my project that I will continue to work on throughout the summer. This larger project involves on the ground data collection in Colorado in order to provide descriptive data for my maps. The results will be a print map and an interactive web map. The map could be used as a public resource for anybody who likes nature, biking, camping, and mountains. It is something that people of diverse backgrounds can appreciate because it would provide direction for a low-cost, high-excitement adventure.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

15-5-2019 9:00 AM

End Date

15-5-2019 5:00 PM

Location

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

Department

Environmental Studies

Genre/Form

student projects, posters

Type

Image

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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May 15th, 9:00 AM May 15th, 5:00 PM

The Sendtennials

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

Long-distance biking is a trend that promotes eco-tourism as a minimal footprint and human-powered method of traveling. There are not a lot of long-distance bike routes that are cleanly mapped out, and the maps that do show these longer bike routes often don’t have information about width of bike lanes or the heaviness of the traffic of the roads that the route follows. This information is important for people to know so they are prepared for the conditions that they’re biking along to improved overall safety, preparedness, and precaution during their bike ride. I am configuring a bike route that connects the 100 tallest mountain peaks of Colorado. This mapped bike route will include climographs, elevation descriptions, information for storage options, and descriptions of road conditions to help inform the cyclists of the road conditions ahead. This will be a template for my project that I will continue to work on throughout the summer. This larger project involves on the ground data collection in Colorado in order to provide descriptive data for my maps. The results will be a print map and an interactive web map. The map could be used as a public resource for anybody who likes nature, biking, camping, and mountains. It is something that people of diverse backgrounds can appreciate because it would provide direction for a low-cost, high-excitement adventure.