Activate Allen County would like to remind the community that May 20 is Bike to Work Day & May 16 through May 20 is National Bike to Work week. Many local business professionals, school, faculty, staff and students already commute by bike — and more can join them. Bike commuting is a great way to fit some physical fitness into a daily routine while saving money and going green.
The entire Lima and Allen County community is invited to join Activate Allen County in celebrating National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 20. Receive complimentary snacks and a bottle of water at one of Activate Allen County’s fueling stations and get connected with other cyclists who bike to work, swap tips and share routes.
This year, Activate Allen County will be hosting not just one, but two bike refueling stations.
Both will be open from 6:45 to 9 a.m. and provide snacks, water and coffee. The Allen County Bike & Pedestrian Task Force literature and information about biking in Allen County, as well as information about the task force will be available.
One will be located at the Lima Family YMCA near the main lobby. Bike commuters with a helmet and a picture ID can use the Lima YMCA’s showers and locker room, too. The other station will be at St. Ritas Medical Center near the intersection of Market St & Collett St.
Activate Allen County reminds riders to practice safe riding skills and wear a helmet every time that you ride.
Those who are curious about bike commuting or have individual questions regarding various aspects about bike commuting should contact Josh Unterbrink, Active Living Team Leader, at 419-303-3387.