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National Bike Month kicks off Monday, May 1, and Sitka residents are encouraged to find ways to get out and ride your bike this month. Help Sitka show why it earned an upgrade to the Silver level of the Bicycle Friendly Community program in 2016, and was featured on the cover of the Winter 2017 edition of Bicycle Friendly America magazine in February.
Our National Bike Month schedule includes the Sitka Community Bike Ride on Saturday, May 6, where we celebrate the 126th anniversary of the first bike seen in Sitka (in May 1891) with a ride through downtown Sitka. Also on the agenda are National Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 10; the Sitka Bike Rodeo for kids on Saturday, May 13; our annual National Bike to Work Week (May 15-19) drawing for prizes for those who commute to work or school by bike during the week; a Sitka Bicycle Friendly Community Coalition monthly meeting on National Bike To Work Day on Friday, May 19; the Julie Hughes Triathlon on Saturday, May 20; and the Sitka Trail Works Cross Trail guided bike ride on Saturday, May 27.
This year, those cyclists who ride their bike to work, school or on errands during National Bike To Work Week (May 15-19) can fill out tickets at Yellow Jersey Cycle Shop for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from Yellow Jersey, with other prizes possible. The prize drawing will be at the Julie Hughes Triathlon on May 20. To donate a prize, contact Doug Osborne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is updating the Alaska Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, and Sitka cyclists can submit feedback on the website (www.akbikeped.com/). This is important since Alaska’s last update to the plan was more than 20 years ago (1994).
In addition, Sitka cyclists are encouraged to join with thousands of others from around the country as they ride in the third annual National Bike Challenge, a free event that runs from May 1 through Sept. 30.
Cyclists can ride in the National Bike Challenge as individuals, for their workplaces or on other teams, and the mileage they log also will help their cities and states in the rankings. Last year more than 45,000 cyclists rode nearly 25 million miles during the five months of the National Bike Challenge.
• 2017 National Bike Month list of Sitka events (PDF flier to print and post)
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