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Bike Week is May 12 – 22

Wipe off the cobwebs, oil the bike chain, find your helmet and join in TMACOG Bike Week activities. All activities are free and no registration is required. Helmets are required.

During the annual TMACOG Bike Week, TMACOG reminds drivers to look out for cyclists and always share the road; give bikes a three-foot clearance when passing. We also highlight some of our area’s bike riding facilities (large PDF), distribute maps and guides, and encourage people to use bicycles to commute to work or school.

Organize Bike to Work Day at your office or Bike to School. Here are some tips.

Bike Week Events

  • All week, May 12-22, TARTA fare is only 25 cents for cyclists using bus bike racks.
  • Toledo Area Bicyclists (TAB) has group rides scheduled daily.

Thursday, May 12
For information about cycling, visit your library or www.tmacog.org.

Friday, May 13
Representative Teresa Fedor’s Ride to the Capitol. Riders start off on Friday, May 13, arriving in Columbus on Sunday, May 15. Contact: Representative Fedor’s office: 614.644.6017

Sunday, May 15
Bike Safety Rodeo at Oregon Fest on Dustin Rd. Noon – 4 p.m. *

Monday, May 16
Bicycle Maintenance/Safety Inspections at area bike shops. **

Tuesday, May 17
Bike Safety Rodeo * (4-6 p.m.) and Family Fun Ride ** (7 p.m.) at Wildwood Metropark.

Wednesday, May 18
Ride of Silence ***. Ride begins at the University of Toledo, 6:45 p.m.

This community ride, at slow speeds and in silence, makes the case for sharing the road and driving and riding safely. The ride is in memory of people who were killed or injured while riding bicycles.

Thursday, May 19

  • Hostelling International **** Bike Ride at 10 a.m. Double Cannonball Ride, 28 miles. Meet in Oak Openings Metropark
  • Bike Safety Rodeo * (4-6 p.m.) and Family Fun Ride ** (7 p.m.) at Pearson Metropark

Friday, May 20
Bike to Work Day / Bike to School Day **

Saturday, May 21
Bike Extravaganza at the Toledo Farmer’s Market, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. **

Bicyclists are invited to take a Saturday morning ride and meet up at the Farmers Market, Superior Street in downtown Toledo

Sunday, May 22

  • Get Away Ride: Wabash Cannonball Trail ride with the Toledo Area Bicyclists, 1 p.m.
  • Bike Safety Rodeo at Pacesetter Park in Sylvania, 2-4 p.m. *
*
Safe Kids Greater Toledo: 419.291.5993
**
TMACOG: 419.241.9155 ext. 116
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www.biketoledo.com
****
Hostelling International: 419.885.0528

Other links
Commuting by Bike

2011 Partners and Participants
ProMedica Health System
TMACOG
City of Bowling Green
City of Fostoria
City of Oregon
Oregon City Schools
ODOT District Two
Metroparks of the Toledo Area
Safe Kids Greater Toledo Coalition
TARTA
The Bike Route
Toledo-Lucas County Public Library
WTVG TV Channel 13
Lake Erie Western Alliance for Sustainability

www.tmacog.org/bikeweek 419.241.9155

 



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