2013 Events: Weeklong Celebration Kicks Off

Mountain bike cyclist standing on top of a mountain with bicycle

We’re celebrating biking and walking all week long from June 9-15 this year during out annual Bike Walk Week celebration. Whether you are new to bicycling and looking for a way to get started or are a long-time cyclist who wants to meet others like you, come celebrate with us at one of our many events throughout the week.

Community Bike Ride

To kick things off on Sunday, June 9th, we’ll be hosting a community bike ride starting at 10am in Johnson Park.

This is a great opportunity for cyclists of all levels to come together for a fun, leisurely ride through some of our city’s most scenic bike paths. The ride will be about 10 miles long and end back at the park where we’ll have refreshments and raffle prizes.

Screening of “Bikes vs Cars”

On Monday, June 10th at 7pm, join us for a screening of the acclaimed documentary Bikes vs Cars at the Main Street Movie Theater.

This film examines the daily global conflict between bicyclists and drivers on city streets. It looks at the revolutionary changes cities like Copenhagen have made to accommodate bikes, and explores the psychology behind why some drivers feel so angry about cyclists. There will be a panel discussion after the film with local bicycle advocates and city planners.

Bike Night at O’Malley’s Pub

Tuesday night is Bike Night at O’Malley’s Pub starting at 6pm.

Cyclists can get $1 off draft beers (limit 2) when they arrive by bike. We’ll also have a bike valet service, raffle, and giveaways from local bike shops throughout the evening. Come unwind with fellow bicycling enthusiasts!

Close up man riding bicycle

Family Bike Day

Get the kids involved on Wednesday, June 12th with Family Bike Day starting at 3pm in the park.

We’ll have a slow-paced family bike ride, bike decorating station, bike safety demonstrations, raffle, and more fun activities for the whole family.

Presentation by James Johnson, Author of “Wheels of Change”

Thursday night at 7pm is a special presentation by author James Johnson about his new book Wheels of Change: How the Bicycle Shaped Society.

This fascinating talk at the Main Library will examine the history of cycling and the far-reaching influence the bicycle has had socially, politically, and technologically through the years. A book signing will follow.

Tour de Bike Charity Ride

To wrap up the week on Saturday, June 15th, join hundreds of cyclists for the annual Tour de Bike charity bike ride starting at 8am.

Riders can choose between 25, 50 or 100 mile routes taking them through beautiful rural scenery. Proceeds from the ride support the Bike Safety Education Fund for local youth programs. Stick around after the ride for a celebration with live music, food trucks, beer garden and more!

Bike Walk Week offers something for everyone – from family-friendly activities to social events to educational talks. We hope to see you at some of the great celebrations of cycling and walking happening June 9-15! Check our website for full details on all the events.

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