Bike to Work Week and May Activities

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Bike Month Activities

May is National Bike Month and two bicycling events will be celebrated locally here in the Dubuque area. Bike to Work Week is May 14-18, 2018 and all are encouraged to get out and commute by bicycle to work, the coffee shop, the grocery store and the farmers’ market – anywhere that fits into your schedule. Has your bicycle been idle? Visit your local bike shop and see how they can get you back up to speed (cookies and brownies are always welcome). Don’t have a bike? The Dubuque Bike Coop is offering free bike checkouts for the week of Bike to Work Week – for more details, please see their Facebook page or website www.dubuquebikecoop.org.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 is National Bike to School Day. To promote safe and fun bicycling among our youth, the Dubuque Bike Coop along with the City of Dubuque will be holding a Bike Rodeo the day before – Tuesday, May 8 at the Bee Branch Trail from 3:30PM to 6:00PM (exact location TBA). Volunteers with the Dubuque Bike Coop will be performing safety checks on bikes and installing front and rear blinky lights. The Dubuque Police Department will have a bike course set up to teach safe and respectful riding techniques. For more information, please contact Rob Williams at dubuquebikes@gmail.com.

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