Public Relations Experience, Oct. 2011- August 2012: ValloCycle Recreational Board

This entry contains a selection of press coverage singly and jointly coordinated by myself in my role as Projects Coordinator and Co-Chairperson of The City/University of Montevallo’s ValloCycle Recreational Board and Bike-Share Program.

All press advisories/releases were written/co-written by myself and our Board’s Public Relations Team, and then distributed to a 250+ register of local, state, and regional paper and digital news outlets.

Hyperlinks in this document will take you to the original copy of each press advisory/release and to actual press coverage on outside sites.


*Indicates I was responsible for conducting phone, email, or radio/television interviews with press for the coverage.

**Indicates I was responsible for setting up press tours and photo shoots for the coverage.

After ValloCycle Bike-Share Program Launch Release

10/13/2011: “UM celebrates sustainability at 115th’s Founder’s Day” by Melynda Sides, Fox 6 Community Web Producer

10/14/2011: “ValloCycle Program Rolls into Reality” by Christine Boatwright, Shelby County Reporter

10/14/2011: “SLIDESHOW: UM Celebrates 115th Founders’ Day” by Melynda Sides, Fox 6 Community Web Producer

10/19/2011: “New bike share program underway in Montevallo” by Shannon Delcambre, Alabama’s 13

10/19/2011: “Montevallo Introduces a New Bike Share Program” in My Green Birmingham

10/2011: “Montevallo’s Vallocycle program” on Talk of Alabama, ABC 33/40

10/20/2011: “New bike share program underway in Montevallo” Alabama Solar Association

10/25/2011: “Montevallo Launches State’s First Bike-Share Program” in My Market Street Alabama

*10/26/2011: “Reinventing With Wheels: Montevallo Bike Share Program a Product of New Sustainability Partnerships” by Jesse Chambers, Weld for Birmingham

*11/14/2011: “Montevallo Bike Share Program Promotes Eco-Friendly Transportation, Healthier Lifestyle” by Kate Agliata, My Green Birmingham

“A New Ride,” by Lauren Schneider, Birmingham Magazine, December 2011 issue

Tannehill Trader, December issue

**12/05/2012: “A Town on Two Wheels” by Frank Couch, Birmingham News

After ValloCycle Update: Share the Lane Campaign Release

12/16/2011: “Sharing the lanes: New biking infrastructure in Montevallo” by Jesse Chambers, Weld for Birmingham

*01/02/2012: “Birmingham bike-share program pedals into downtown business life” by Thomas Spencer, The Birmingham News
Reblogged on Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham website

01/04/2012: “Montevallo residents embrace new bike share program” by Veronica Kennedy, The Birmingham News

Tannehill Trader, January issue

*01/11/2012: Feature on Viewpoint Alabama on 105.5 WERC

“City kicks off state’s first ‘Share the Lane’ Campaign,” from Staff Reports, Shelby County Reporter

After Community Walkability/Town Map Release

02/01/2012: “ValloCycle Creates Town Map, Showcases Local Businesses and Sustainability” My Green Birmingham

02/08/2012: “ValloCycle creates local map” in “Spotted,” Shelby County Reporter

Tannehill Trader, March issue

*“Discover Montevallo” by Jared Downing, Birmingham Magazine

03/09/2012: “Montevallo creates bike share program” by Jessica Norris, Spotlight: Enlightening the Community of Montevallo High School

03/10/2012: “Residents honored at Citizens’ Night” by Christine Boatwright, Shelby County Reporter

After CommuteSmart Partnership Release

03/14/2012: “City of Montevallo and ValloCycle Partner with CommuteSmart” My Green Birmingham

*03/26/2012: “Ride Your Bike to Work” on Fox 6 WBRC’s Good Day Alabama

“ValloCycle, CommuteSmart Partner to Transform How Montevallo Residents Commute to School and Work” Natural Awakenings, Birmingham Edition, April issue

After Ciclovia-Themed Family Fun and Fitness Day Release

04/19/2012: “Earth Day then and now and a 2012 preview” by Jesse Chambers, Weld for Birmingham

05/02/2012: “Bike Sharing in Alabama” by Dannial Budhwani, WBHM (Birmingham’s local NPR Station)

05/07/2012: “Fitness day gets Montevallo moving” by Christine Boatwright, Shelby County Reporter

After Local Bicycle Racks Release

06/06/2012: “ValloCycle, CommuteSmart, and Local Bike Racks Company team up in Montevallo” by the Green Register,

06/06/2012: “Montevallo becomes a more bike-friendly city” by Shannon DelCambre, NBC13

06/11/2012: “Downtown Montevallo gets nine new bike racks” by Veronica Kennedy, Birmingham News

After “Repairs to Resumes” Release

06/19/2012: “ValloCycle graduates first class of ‘Repairs to Resumes’ Program” My Green Birmingham

**08/01/2012: “Montevallo Vibe” by Jesse Chambers, B-Metro Magazine


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