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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.