May 2010
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May 17-22 is Bike Week

Pump up your tires, it’s Bike Week! Cycling is fun, healthy, protects the air, and can save a commuter a lot of gas money. During Bike Week, TMACOG encourages people to use a bike for recreation but also, try to use a bike for regular commuting and errands. For lots of information about area bike paths, maps of cycling facilities, and links to bike groups, go to www.tmacog.org/bikeweek.htm.

All Bike Week events are free and open to all. No registration is required.

Bike to a Bus
All week, TARTA fare is only 25 cents for people using the bike racks.

Tuesday, May 18
Family Fun Ride & Safe Kids Bike Rodeo
Wildwood Metropark, 6-8 p.m.
Meet at the Wildwood 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.

Wednesday, May 19
Ride of Silence
University of Toledo, 6:45 – 8 p.m.. Start and end at UT Parking Lot 1 North, at Bancroft St. and North Towerview Blvd.. This community ride, at slow speeds and with a police escort, raises awareness of the need to share the road safely. The ride is in memory of people who were killed or injured while riding bicycles on public roads. A map, poster, and more details are at www.biketoledo.com, or contact Keith Webb (keith@planetwebb.com) 567-703-6378.

Friday, May 21
Bike to Work Day
A bicycle is a realistic commuting vehicle for a lot of people. Try it this week. 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. Organized rides are also scheduled in Bowling Green, Elmore, Fostoria, Holland, and Oregon.

Friday, May 21
Bike to the Capitol 2010
Join Senator Teresa Fedor on her fourth annual bike trip from Toledo to Columbus. Senator Fedor and friends are leaving Friday, May 21 from Glendale-Feilbach Elementary School at 9:30 a.m. and arriving in Columbus on May 23. The trip will include stops in Findlay, Upper Sandusky, and Marion. Different groups will join in for different sections of the ride. All are welcome to ride. For more information call Senator Fedor’s office at 614-466-5204.

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. A little shopping, a little music, then we’re off to Manhattan’s on Adams Street for lunch.

All Bike Week events are free and open to all. No registration is required.


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