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Monday, April 24, 2017

May Day Bike fest!

May Day Bike Fest & National Bike Month


The Port Townsend community is celebrating the beginning of national Bike Month in May with a short May Day Bike Fest on Monday, May 1st with three activities centered at the Cotton Building downtown. These activities include a bicycle tour of town, a late afternoon social with displays, activities and refreshments and a celebration of Port Townsend’s Silver Award as a Bicycle Friendly City and an official reading of the Bike Month proclamation.

The bicycle tour of town, starting at 1 pm at the Cotton Building, will showcase some of Port Townsend’s best bicycle and pedestrian facilities for Steve Durrant, a visiting national board member of the League of American Bicyclists (LAB). The League sponsors the national Bicycle Friendly City award program, and all interested community members are invited to participate.

The late afternoon social event will run from 4 to 6:15 pm at the Cotton Building. This open house will feature our bicycling and walking community history and assets and share the range of active transportation and recreational activities and programs available in Port Townsend.  Free refreshments follow an official welcome by David Engle at 5:15 pm.

Following the social, at 6:15 pm everyone is encouraged to walk to the gallery of Port Townsend City Council chambers to show support for active modes of transportation and recreation and witness the presentation of Port Townsend’s Silver Award as a Bicycle Friendly City. An official reading of Port Townsend’s Bicycle Month Proclamation will immediately follow.
May Day Bike Fest is sponsored by Local 2020’s Transportation Lab Action Group. For more information call 390-4695.

Other national Bike Month activities will include: Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 10; Bike to Work Week from May 15 -19; Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 19, and Community Shop Days at The Recyclery every Friday and Saturday, when people can work on their own bikes free of charge using shop tools and benefiting from instruction from trained mechanics. For more information about national Bike Month activities, go to: