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Date:
May 5, 2014
For More Information Contact:
Mike Heyl, Health Department, 402-441-3889

City Encourages Residents to "Bike to Work, Lincoln!"

The City of Lincoln is partnering with the local bicycling community to encourage residents to participate in Bike to Work Week, May 9 through 16 Participants who commit to riding to work at least one day that week can receive valuable information and coupons (while supplies last) and will be entered into a drawing for prizes. Registration sites are:

Pledge forms also are available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: bike to work) and can be dropped off at one of the sites listed above.

Two events are planned for the week:

Bikers are strongly encouraged to wear helmets. The City also reminds residents that it is illegal to ride a bike on sidewalks in downtown and other congested districts. For more information, contact Mike Heyl, Public Health Educator, Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department, at mheyl@lincoln.ne.gov or 402-441-3889.

Other related events coming up this summer including the following:

City agencies involved in Bike to Work, Lincoln! are the Mayor's Cleaner Greener Lincoln Initiative; 10 Health TV; the City-County Health, Planning and Personnel departments; and the Parks and Recreation Department. Participating organizations include the Great Plains Bicycling Club, GPTN, Lincoln Safe Kids Coalition, the Mayor's Pedestrian/Bicycle Advisory Committee, the UNL Wellness Office and Workwell. Also participating are local retailers including the Bike Rack, Cycle Works, Joyride, Atir Cycles and Super Saver.


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