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Mya is  Bike Month
For Immediate Release
May 4, 2017
Contact: Peter Nierengarten
Director of Sustainability

Celebrate National Bike Month in Fayetteville throughout May
The City of Fayetteville is committed to promoting bicycling for recreation, health, and as a transportation alternative. May is National Bike Month – the following events will be taking place this month:

Every Saturday in May (6, 13, 20, 27) – Bike Month Booth at the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market
Stop by for free bike maintenance, bike education, and free water bottles.

Wednesday, May 10 – National Bike-to-School Day
Students are encouraged to safely ride to school.

Saturday, May 13 – Square-to-Square Bike Ride
A 30-mile, biannual fun ride on the Razorback Regional Greenway. This spring 2017 ride starts at Fayetteville’s Square and ends at the Bentonville’s Square. The ride also coincides with trailside art exhibits and performances from the Walton Arts Center’s Artosphere festival. Ride details and registration information is here.  

Sunday, May 14 – Bike to Baum
Bike riders will meet at in downtown Fayetteville to ride to Baum Stadium to see the Razorback baseball team take on Vanderbilt. Participants will receive reduced price tickets and will be eligible to win Razorbacks memorabilia, apparel, and bike lights. More information is available here.

Friday, May 19  – National Bike to Work Day
Join riders across the country who are biking to work or school this day! Riders can stop by an “Energizer Station” at the Razorback Regional Greenway (Frisco Trail) and the Dickson Street trail crossing from 7 – 9 a.m. to receive a free breakfast, giveaways, and minor mechanical support. Mayor Jordan will issue a Bike Month proclamation at 8 a. m. at the Energizer Station.

Monday, May 29 –  “Life is a Cycle” Memorial Day RideThe City of Fayetteville has collaborated with My City Bikes to host “Life is a Cycle” – a beginner-friendly bike ride event that gives local residents the opportunity to bike on area streets, paths, and trails in the safety of a group. Participants will get hands-on experience and confidence pedaling around town. My City Bikes encourages learning about biking as transportation. All levels of riders are welcome to participate in this 10-mile group ride, beginning and ending at Lake Fayetteville. My City Bikes selected the American Heart Association to receive event proceeds. Register at Life is a Cycle.

For the entire month of May, riders are encouraged to sign up for the National Bike Challenge. Miles ridden, calories burned, dollars saved, and amount of CO2 reduced will be tallied for each rider and for the entire community.
To learn more about bicycling, especially bicycling in Fayetteville, please visit this webpage.
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