Bike to School in the Valley for Bike Commute Week

Bike Commute Week in the Valley
May 15th-23rd, 2010

Families in the Valley are invited to park the family car and bike to school, the library, the park or other short trips in the community during the Pioneer Valley’s Eleventh Annual Bike Commute Week, May 15th-23rd, 2010. This collaborative effort of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, MassBike Pioneer Valley, MassDOT, PVTA, WRSI, community volunteers, and business and civic organizations encourages Pioneer Valley families to put away the car keys and ride their bikes when they can.

Sixteen communities will host events this year, including Baystate Village Bike Bonanza this Saturday (May 15th) at Maines Field (570 Riverside Drive) in Northampton.  Bring the kids and your bicycles and come get a tune ups, decorate your bikes, participate in a safety clinics and games, and win prizes. Other activities and events during the week include free breakfast for bicycle commuters, bike tours of the region’s landscape, community bike rides, music, lectures, a bicycle rodeo, prizes, bike-themed film festivals.

To find out what’s happeing and for information about bike commuting, visit the Pioneer Valley Bike Week website at www.pvBikeWeek.com, www.BayStateBikeWeek.com, or contact Brian Markey, Bike Commute Week Regional Coordinator, at (413) 781-6045 or by e-mail at bmarkey@pvpc.org

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