April 2010
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May 17-22 is Bike Week

During Bike Week in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, TMACOG is creating opportunities for people to explore their neighborhoods and cities by bicycle. Cycling is great exercise for the biker and is a whole lot less expensive than driving a car. Cycling has other social benefits. More people cycling to work and errands means less air pollution and less congestion on the roads. Off-street recreational trails that accommodate bikes, rollerblades, and pedestrians make a city more attractive and increase property values. During Bike Week, please join in one of the planned activities, or just get out and enjoy our region’s bike facilities. Check the Bike Week web page for updates.

Monday, May 17
Ride of Silence
Time and location TBD. This community ride, at slow speeds and in silence, makes the case for sharing the road and driving and riding safely. The ride is in memory of people who were killed or injured while riding bicycles.

Tuesday, May 18
Family Fun Ride and Safe Kids Bike Rodeo
Wildwood Metropark, 6-8 p.m.
Meet at the Central Avenue park, in the parking lot labeled for the University/Parks Trail. The Safe Kids Coalition will have a bike rodeo set up to demonstrate safe cycling for the younger riders. Then we’ll enjoy a family bike ride around Wildwood, out to the University/Parks Trail, to UT, and back to the park. Experienced riders will lead the ride.

Friday, May 21
Bike to Work Day
Try cycling to work just once and lots of people will discover how easy and fun it is to start your day with a bike ride. Riders can gather at Ottawa Park (on Kenwood, near the Police substation), and Walbridge Park (close to the Zoo). Experienced commuters will lead groups downtown, leaving the parks around 7:30 a.m.

Saturday, May 22
Bike Extravaganza at the Farmers Market
Bicyclists are invited to take a Saturday morning ride and meet up at the Farmers Market, Superior Street in downtown Toledo, at 10:30 a.m. Do a little grocery shopping and meet up with fellow cyclists. Then we'll cycle over to Manhattan's on Adams street for some lunch.

Family Hike/Ride at Pacesetter Park
The Sylvania Park is getting a new hike/bike path. Be one of the first to use it in a walk/ride event this Saturday afternoon.

Links to More Bike Information

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