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Bike Month 2013

Bike to the Right - Go with the Flow

Bike Month Events______________________________

Every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
Maumee Valley Adventurers,
“Ice Cream Ride” of 15 miles, average speed 12 mph. Details at mvadventurers.org.

Every Thursday, 10 a.m.
Maumee Valley Adventurers
25-mile ride, average speed 12 mph. Details at mvadventurers.org.

Wednesday, May 1, 6 p.m. -8 p.m. Bike rodeo/bike safety challenge at Fairfield Park in Maumee with the Safe Kids Coalition.

Thursday, May 2, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Helmet fittings and bike checks with the Toledo Police at the Police Museum in Ottawa Park with the Safe Kids Coalition.

Ride with a Ranger*
Saturday, May 4,
1-3 p.m. Meet at the visitors center at Wildwood Preserve. Ride the Wildwood Bike Trail, University/Parks Trial and roadways to Olander Park in Sylvania, led by a Metroparks ranger.

Bike to School Day
Wednesday, May 8.
Riding a bike to school is fun, great exercise, and gives a young person a sense of responsibility. Schools have bike racks and safety patrols.

Ride with a Ranger*
Saturday, May 11, 1-3 p.m.
Meet at the Fallen Timbers Monument to ride over the US 24 bike/pedestrian bridge, then follow the Wabash Cannonball Trail to the Springbrook area at Oak Openings Preserve.

Ride TARTA for 25¢
Sun. – Sat., May 12-18.
Ride TARTA for a quarter when you use a bike rack – this week only.

Ride of Silence
Wednesday, May 15 at 6:45 p.m.
Riders assemble at the University of Toledo (Bancroft St. entrance). Hundreds will ride in silence on a slow 8-mile loop around west Toledo. Police will keep riders safe. The goal of the ride is to remember cyclists killed or injured while riding and to remind drivers to share the road.

Bike to Work Day
Friday, May 17.
Your bike is a real commuting vehicle. If you live within 6 miles of your workplace, you can probably ride your bike to work in less than 40 minutes. Today is the day to try it. Save money on gas, stay fit, have fun.

Bike Day at the Farmers Market
Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m. - noon.
Cyclists are invited to ride to the Farmers Market in downtown Toledo. Bike riders get a cup of coffee and a t-shirt (while supplies last). Also get information on safe cycling, see maps of bike routes in the region.

Blue Week Bike Ride
Saturday, May 18, 8 a.m. – noon.

Celebrate Bike Month and join the Toledo Area Bicyclists for the Blue Week ride through part of the Oak Openings Region. The approximately 45-mile route will be designed to highlight some of the "blue" species of the region. More details: www.toledoareabicyclists.org.

Family Fun Ride
Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m.
Enjoy a nature tour by bike. Meet at the Wildwood visitors center for a ride on the University/Parks Trail. Ages 9 and up. We’ll stop for nature lessons along the way. Register online at MetroparksPrograms.com or call 419.407.9701.

Ride with a Ranger*
Sunday, May 19, 1-3 p.m.
Meet at Pearson, parking lot 3, to ride the park bike trail. We’ll take a side trip on the Oregon bikeway through Pearson North, the Oregon Recreation Complex, and the Clay High School Campus.

Ride with a Ranger*
Sunday, May 26, 1-3 p.m.
Meet in in the parking lot at the Providence Historical Area for a ride to Farnsworth and back – all on the Towpath Trail.

*Ride with a Ranger. Explore a different regional bike trail each week during Bike Month. A Metroparks ranger will lead each trip. Bring your helmet (required) and drinking water for a moderately paced ride. All rides start at 1 p.m. and returns to the start point at approximately 3 p.m. Free. Register online at MetroparksPrograms.com or call 419.407.9701.

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