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Enjoy a Variety of Bicycle-Related Events During Bike Month in May

Enjoy a Variety of Bicycle-Related Events During Bike Month in May

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 11, 2019

 

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Tanisha Jumper, Media and Communications, tjumper@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5152

Stacy Ellifritt, Media and Communications, stacy.ellifritt@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2005

 

Enjoy a Variety of Bicycle-Related Events During Bike Month in May

 

This May, celebrate the 12th annual Bike Month in Tacoma and Pierce County, where many bicycle-related activities and events are planned to engage the community with bicycling resources. The programming is geared towards community members of all ages and skill levels, and is presented by the City of Tacoma, in collaboration with Pierce County, Pierce Transit and other partners.

 

Bike Month kicks off with the 11th annual Tacoma Bike Swap at University of Puget Sound (North Union Avenue and North 14th Street) on Saturday, April 27, from 10 AM to 2 PM. This event is the place to buy, sell and trade new and used bicycles, along with accessories like helmets, trailers and riding gear. Local businesses, nonprofit organizations, and bicycling experts will be on hand to answer questions about bike maintenance, where to ride, and how to connect with other riders.

 

Bike Month Events Include:

  • Bike to Market Day: Thursday, May 2, from 10 AM to 3 PM, at the Broadway Farmers Market (Broadway between South 9th and South 11th Streets)
  • Bike Month Proclamation: Tuesday, May 7, at 5 PM, at the Tacoma Municipal Building in Council Chambers (747 Market St., first floor)
  • National Bike to School Day: On Wednesday, May 8, thousands of students, families, community partners, and elected officials around the country will celebrate the benefits of biking and walking to school during this all day event.
  • Bike to Work Day: Friday, May 17, from 6:30 – 9:30 AM at Honey at Alma Mater (1322 S. Fawcett Ave.)
  • Kidical Mass Family Ride: Sunday, May 19, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. The ride starts and ends at the Eastside Community Center (1721 E. 56th St.)
  • Northeast Tacoma History Bike Tour: Friday, May 31, from 5:30 – 7:30 PM, starting at Browns Point Elementary School (1526 51st St NE) and ending at Browns Point Diner (6620 East Side Dr. NE)

The Bike Everywhere Challenge is back again in 2019. During the month of May, ride a bike on a trip to the park, library, grocery store or other destination and log these trips for a chance to win a number of exciting prizes. Visit PierceTrips.com to learn more.

 

For a full listing of events or to learn more about Bike Month programming and how to get involved, visit bike253.com.

 

 

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