Welcome to National Bike Month.. Below is a repost from the League of National Bicyclists about Bike Month.. We couldn’t’ have put it any better!
Welcome to National Bike Month 2015!
Welcome to National Bike Month 2015!
Sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, National Bike Month is a 31-day celebration of travel by two wheels. Communities big and small are hosting bike-centered events, teaching bike education classes, voting on resolutions to deem May Bike Month in their towns and much more.
“National Bike Month is the time of year that we celebrate the bicycle as the answer to many complex questions,” said Andy Clarke, League President. “Whether it be for fitness, the environment, finances, or community resolve, we’ve seen the bicycle unite people and help them accomplish their many varied goals.”
Celebrate this month and beyond, starting with these few things:
Images courtesy of Pamela Palma Photography
The summer season is quickly creeping up and a lot of parents are strategizing getting kids to the pools, library, recreation centers, and shopping? In some cases your kids might not be able to ride there bikes there, but the good news is that wherever kids need to go in Lawrence, the T can get them there!
The city announced that for only $10, a student summer bus pass is good for unlimited rides in June, July and August. The pass is for students in grades K-12. This year, there are even more locations to purchase the pass:
Starting May 1, passes are available at: City Hall, Community Building, East Lawrence Rec Center, Holcom Rec Center, Rock Chalk Park. Starting May 18 you can get them at the Indoor Aquatic Center and starting May 23 they will be available at the Outdoor Aquatic Center.
Trip planning assistance is available online or over the phone. Bus drivers are also there to help whenever a passenger needs assistance. In addition, kids and parents can send a text message to find when the next bus will arrive at a particular bus stop. They can also download the new app “MV Transit Where’s my Bus?” available on iTunes and Google Play.
“Learning to ride the bus and navigate the system can be extremely beneficial for kids,” said Robert Nugent, transit administrator. “Their parents also appreciate it because they know their children are getting to their destination safely.”
For more information, visit www.lawrencetransit.org or call (785) 864-4644.
The Fire Medical Department will hold their annual Helmet Fair on Saturday, April 25th on the University of Kansas campus alongside the annual Spring Football Scrimmage. The event will be the parking lot just West of Memorial Stadium in Lot 58. The event will run from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and is free to attend.
Immediately following the Helmet Fair, the KU Spring Football Scrimmage will take place at 1:00 p.m. in Memorial Stadium.
At the event, public safety staff will be on hand to provide and custom-fit bike helmets for children age 15 and younger (with an adult, while supplies last). Participants can have their bicycle inspected and take a ride on the Safe Ride Course. Staff will provide information on bicycle safety tips, bike trail etiquette, booster seat safety and swimming safety.
The Hyvee Hawk Zone will be offered from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. featuring family-friendly inflatables, face painting, music and appearances by Big Jay and Baby Jay.
The city’s Police and Fire-Medical Departments and Kansas University Public Safety are joining efforts to provide this event, along with several private and non-profit business partners including Kansas Athletics, Laird Noller, Safe Kids Douglas County, McDonalds, Sunflower Outdoor and Bike Shop, Douglas County Medical Society, Lawrence Mountain Bike Club, Dillons, Ranjbar Orthodontics and Lawrence Pilot Club.
Contact the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Department at (785)
830-7000 for more information.
Combining biking and transit can get you farther in Lawrence. There are just a few things to be aware of when taking your bike on the bus.
- All buses in Lawrence are equipped with bike racks that can hold up to two bikes. Racks are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- If there are no bikes in the rack, you should place your bike in the slot closest to the bus.
- To lower the rack, squeeze the handle and pull it down.
- After placing your bike in the rack, raise the support arm over the front tire to secure it.
- Remember to remind the driver that you will be removing your bike when you get off the bus.
Be safe, and have a great ride!
There’s even a handy video they’ve created showing you how to do it!
Think about Volunteering – Sign Up Online – Volunteers are needed for shifts on June 28th & June 29th
Shifts & volunteer check in locations:
Saturday (June 28) @ Spencer Art Museum (Mississippi Street)
shift 1: 8:00am — shift 2: 11:30am — shift 3: 2:30pm
Sunday (June 29) @ 8th & Mass
shift 1: 7:30am — shift 2: 10:30am — shift 3: 2:30pm
For more information about the volunteer duties and FAQ visit http://www.touroflawrence.com/volunteers.php
Thank you for you interest in volunteering with the Tour of Lawrence. Volunteers are the driving force of any large community event, and your participation makes the Tour of Lawrence possible. For more information contact volunteer coordinator Lauren James at firstname.lastname@example.org.