Gear up as May is Bike Month in West Bend

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West Bend, WI—What better time to showcase the many benefits of bicycling, than Bike Month. Throughout the month of May, Bike Friendly West Bend, a local bike advocacy coalition is hosting a variety of events to encourage more people to ride their bikes to work, school, shopping around West Bend and just for fun.

The free events- including Bike to School Day, repair and commuter clinics, social rides, free YMCA cycling classes for passport participants, Bike to Work Day- are open to the public, whether bikers or not. Participates can find more information on the Bike Friendly West Bend- Bike Month Facebook events page.

Bike Friendly West Bend has been working closely with local sponsors and community members to host the events.


Mark Ramsey, owner of Pedal Moraine said, “We are incredibly excited to be involved in the 2016 National Bike Month festivities in West Bend. There are some really great opportunities to learn more about biking in the community and to meet other folks who commute regularly. I feel proud to know my hometown is dedicated to supporting cycling as a viable mode of transportation and is starting to take steps to make West Bend a Bicycle Friendly Community.”
Local Bike Month sponsors include:
Bike Friendly West Bend
Downtown West Bend Association
Dunn Bros Coffee
First Weber- Brittany Nigh
Kettle Moraine YMCA
Kruepke Printing
Mountain Outfitters
Ozaukee Washington Land Trust
Pedal Moraine
Washington County Health Department
West Bend Area Chamber
West Bend Community Memorial Library
West Bend Mutual Insurance
West Bend School District
The month begins early, with a kick-off event on April 30 at the YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, where participants can learn about bike safety and kids can get fitted for a free helmet, while supplies last.

To learn more about Bike Month in West Bend and to access a calendar of events, visit the Bike Friendly West Bend- Bike Month Facebook events page. Also, support the West Bend businesses participating in the Bicycle Benefits program
About Bike Friendly West Bend
Bike Friendly West Bend is a local bike advocacy coalition focused on promoting policies and projects that make Washington County one of the best locales for cyclists and pedestrians in the country. The county will become a place where adults and children feel welcome on trails, streets and roads for recreation and fitness, for access to downtowns and for commuting to school and work. The organization will be a convincing voice for a bike and pedestrian friendly community.

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