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Bike To Work Week Proclamation & Community Ride Thursday, May 15th at 5:30PM

05/12/2014

Mayor Lioneld Jordan will read a Proclamation to celebrate Bike to Work Week for the week of May 12th through 16th and Bike to Work Day on May 16th 2014. The event will be held Thursday, May 15th at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Fayetteville Town Center on the south side of the Fayetteville Square.  The Mayor’s proclamation will be followed by a community trail ride led by Matt Mihalevich, the City’s Trails Coordinator. 

May is National Bike Month and the League of American Bicyclists has dedicated the 3rd week of May as Bike to Work Week.  This event recognizes bicycling as a key component of active transportation and healthy recreation. The City of Fayetteville has been designated as a Bicycle Friendly Community and encourages people to ride a bicycle as transportation when possible to promote a healthy community and a healthy life.

The Bicycle Coalition of the Ozarks (BCO) is providing prizes for bicycle commuters as part of the Northwest Arkansas Bike Challenge.   To participate in the challenge, each bicycle commuter can log their miles by setting up an individual profile and/or workplace team at https://nationalbikechallenge.org/

The Northwest Arkansas Bike Challenge helps promote bicycle commuting by encouraging employees, management and owners to use bicycles to get to work.  This is a friendly competition where groups will have a chance to win prizes and recognition while supporting a sustainable alternative to automobiles.  Currently 179 riders have signed up in Northwest Arkansas with a goal of 250 riders.  The City of Fayetteville has established a workplace team for the Northwest Arkansas Bike Challenge and encourages other businesses to participate in the challenge.

Come out for a fun evening and show your support for bicycling and active transportation alternatives in Fayetteville. For more information about bicycling in Fayetteville contact Matt Mihalevich at (479) 444-3416 or visit http:/trails.accessfayetteville.org