The public is invited to the event from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Auld Recreation Center in Antelope Park. It will feature ice cream from the UNL Dairy Store, live music from Chris Sayre and exhibits. Parker Rex, the mascot of the Parks and Recreation Department, and Saltdogs mascot Homer the Haymarket Hound will make appearances. KFOR Morning Show host Mark Taylor will talk about his experiences biking to work and will draw for prizes at 5:30 p.m.
Those who sign up to bike to work or school will receive a free cinch bag full of information and coupons (while supplies last) and will be eligible for prizes (participants do not need to be present to win). Bikers can sign up at the ice cream social.
The free cinch bags also are available at these registration sites:
StarTran is offering free rides through today for those using the new Bike and Bus option. Bikers can try out the new bike racks on the buses at the ice cream social.
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. More information and photos from the Bike to Work Kickoff Rally May 13 are available at lincoln.ne.gov.