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Date:
May 2, 2011
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!"

Images from the Kickoff Rally, Friday, May 13 on Centennial Mall

The City of Lincoln is partnering with the local bicycling community to encourage residents to participate in Bike to Work Week, May 16 through 20. Those who sign up to participate will receive a free cinch bag full of information and coupons (while supplies last) and will be entered in a drawing for prizes. Registration sites are:

StarTran is offering free bus rides May 16 through 20 for all those using the new Bike and Bus option. Bikers can try out the new bike racks on the buses at two events planned for the week:

Bikers are strongly encouraged to wear helmets. The City also reminds residents that it is illegal to ride a bike on sidewalks in downtown and other congested districts.

Other related events coming up this summer are:

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; StarTran and the Urban Development's Parking Division. Participating organizations include the Great Plains Bicycling Club, GPTN, Lincoln Safe Kids Coalition, the Mayor's Pedestrian/Bicycle Advisory Committee, the UNL Wellness Office and Workwell. Also participating are local retailers including Bike Pedalers, the Bike Rack, Cycle Works and Joyride as well as Amigos, Scooter's, Great Harvest Bread and Pepsi.

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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