Saturday, April 26, 2014

Bike To Work Week Is Coming Soon

Plan ahead for the events being held the week of May 12-16. This is a great opportunity to meet other cyclists and get free pancakes, free coffee, and free beer. First of all, go to Spokane Bikes and register (registration opening soon). How can they keep track of participation numbers without creating a list somewhere?

The kickoff breakfast from 7:00-9:00 am, Monday, May 12 in Riverfront Park right across the street from City Hall. Pancakes by served up hot Mountain Gear and coffee by Roast House Coffee.

 On Wednesday morning stop by one of the Energizer Stations for free snacks and drinks. There will be a map of station locations posted on Spokane Bikes.

 At 6:00 pm, Wednesday, May 14, meet just west of the Rotary Water Fountain at Riverfront Park for the Ride of Silence.

The wrap up party is at a new location this year. Our gracious host, River City Red Brew Pub, is donating two kegs of beer. The party starts at 5:30 pm, Friday, May 16. River City Red is at 121 South Cedar in downtown Spokane.

The City of Spokane is also offering Commute of the Century rides every day that week. These are supported, extended lunch hour rides that follow many of the bike lanes in Spokane. But you don't have to ride the routes that week to become a Centurion. You have until July 31 to ride the routes and give the city feedback on the bike lane infrastructure to help with transportation planning. Here's your chance to be heard. Let's see how well it works the first time out of the chute.

The Spokane Law Enforcement and Police Museum is presenting a talk at the downtown Spokane Library called Then and Now: Spokane Police Bicycle Patrol. It's at noon on Wednesday, May 14.

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