City of Lincoln
2017 Media Releases
- May 10, 2017
- For More Information Contact:
- Mike Heyl, Public Health Educator, 402-441-3889
City Encourages Residents to Bike to Work
Other cycling activities scheduled for May and June
The City of Lincoln is partnering with the cycling community to encourage residents to participate in local cycling activities, including Bike to Work Week, May 12 through 19. Three Bike to Work events are planned at the Jayne Snyder Trails Center in Union Plaza, 21st and "Q" streets:
- A free kickoff rally will be 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, May 12. Cyclists can stop at the Trails Center for bagels, juice and coffee during their morning commute.
- The "Bike Bingo" game begins May 12. Participants can pick up a card at the kickoff event or download one from the Bike Lincoln webpage at bike.lincoln.ne.gov or bicyclincoln.org. Riders completing a straight line "bingo" or completely filling their bingo cards will be entered into a drawing for prizes from local bike shops.
- A free ice cream social will be 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 19.
Other area cycling events include the following:
- A bicycle commuter fashion show will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 17 at Ploughshare Brewing, 1630 "P" Street. Riders will see some of the latest trends in bike clothing and accessories.
- Cyclists can still participate in the sixth annual National Bike Challenge which began in May. Lincoln and Nebraska are defending champions in the competition. The Challenge runs through September 30, and registration is free at nationalbikechallenge.org
- The 15th annual Trail Trek will be Sunday, June 25 at Haymarket Park. This celebration of Lincoln's trails system is sponsored by the Great Plains Trails Network. For more information and to register, visit gptn.org. Early bird pricing is available through June 18.
For more information, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: bike) or contact Mike Heyl, Public Health Educator, Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Dept., at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-441-3889.