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Date:
April 27, 2010
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 402-441-7831
Mike Heyl, Health Department, 402-441-3889

City Encourages Residents To "Bike To Work, Lincoln!"

Download a PDF for more information and a map of routes

The City of Lincoln is partnering with the local bicycling community to encourage residents to participate in Bike to Work Week, May 17 through 21. To kick off the effort a "Bike to Work, Lincoln!" event is planned for Friday May 14. Bikers can join local celebrities at 7:30 a.m. at one of these four locations, and bike as a group to Centennial Mall:

A rally at 8 a.m. on Centennial Mall outside the State Office Building will feature refreshments, exhibits and drawings for prizes.

Helmets are required for participation. The rain date for Bike to Work, Lincoln! is Monday, May 17.

City agencies involved in Bike to Work, Lincoln! are the Mayor's Cleaner Greener Lincoln Initiative; the City-County Health, Planning and Personnel departments; the Parks and Recreation Department; the Parking Division and the Citizen Information Center. Participating organizations include the Great Plains Bicycling Club, the Great Plains Trails Network, Lincoln Safe Kids Coalition, the Mayor's Pedestrian/Bicycle Advisory Committee and Workwell. Also participating are local retailers including Bike Pedalers, the Bike Rack and Cycle Works.

For more information, visit lincoln.ne.gov or contact Mike Heyl, Public Health Educator, Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department, at mheyl@lincoln.ne.gov or 402-441-3889.


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