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Bike for Life Moscow

This is our sixth year celebrating National Bike Month in Moscow, Idaho.  We call ourselves Bike for Life since biking is a great way to travel all year long and at every stage of life, not just in May.

See the contact page for more information about volunteering to help with events and planning.

All riding abilities are welcome to join the cycling events listed below…

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2014 Bike-Related Events

April

Saturday & Sunday, April 12-13, NORTHWEST COLLEGIATE CYCLING CHAMPIONSHIPS.  Check out this exciting racing event on the Palouse with 20 teams and 150 riders competing.  Homestays and volunteers are needed.  Saturday, April 12 WSU will host a road race starting at the City Park in Palouse, WA at 9:00 am.  That evening at 5:00 pm, UI will host a team time trial on Old Highway 95 near Genesee, ID.  Sunday morning will be highlighted by a criterium around the Law Building on the UI campus from 8:30 am until noon.  For more information email vandalcycling@gmail.com or visit:  http://www.nwcollegiatecycling.us14SRoad.html

Monday, April 21, 7:00 pm, MOSCOW BICYLE MONTH PROCLAMATION, Moscow City Hall. Moscow’s new mayor Bill Lambert will proclaim May to be Moscow Bicycle Month at the April 21st city council meeting.  The meeting starts at 7:00 pm and the Bike Month Proclamation will be one of the first items on the agenda.  A good show of bicyclists will show city government that citizens want a bicycle friendly city.  Wear your bike gear or carry your helmet.

Tuesday, April 29, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, FRIENDS OF IDAHO PEDESTRIAN & BICYCLE ALLIANCE GATHERING.  Biking and walking are important to us and our community.  Idaho Pedestrian and Bicycle Alliance (IPBA) is a statewide group working to promote active transportation as healthy, safe and reliable for all Idahoans.  Cynthia Gibson, IPBA’s Boise-based Executive Director will be in Moscow at the end of April and would love to hear from you.  Join us for a gathering at Nora’s home, 842 Mabelle Street on Tuesday, April 29th, 5:00 – 7:00 pm — let’s support the Idaho Pedestrian and Bicycle Alliance and bring our voice to Boise.  Drinks and snacks provided.  Hope to see you then!  Contact Nora Locken for more information, nora@idahopedbike.org

May

Saturday, May 3, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm, BIKE FESTFriendship Square. Is your bike collecting dust in the garage?  Perhaps it just needs a little TLC.  Bring it to the Bike Fest for a free tune-up.  There will be local bike mechanics on hand to get your bike running smoothly.  Join us at the first Farmer’s Market of the year for this great event!

Bike Fest 2010 - Bike Brothers

Saturday, May 3, 11:00amPALOUSE PRIZE RIDEmeet at Friendship Square.  This is an outdoor cycling event for all ages.  Participants will bike, ride, scoot or walk to visit five different businesses and draw a playing card from each.  The participants with the highest five card poker hand from each age group will win a prize.  Registration is available now through the day-of.  Contact City of Moscow Parks and Recreation for more details, 208-883-7085.  Contact City of Moscow Parks and Recreation for more details, 208-883-7085.

Saturday, May 3, 6:00 pm,  LATAH TRAIL FOUNDATION DINNER & AUCTION, tickets on sale now for event at Best Western University Inn.  Contact Latah Trail Foundation for more information, www.latahtrailfoundation.org, 208-874-3860 or latahtrail@gmail.com

Sunday, May 4, TWEED RIDE, find yourself a nice tweed jacket and join in!  Contact Palouse Bicycle Collective for details, jen@palousebicyclecollective.org

Wednesday, May 7, FILL THE RACKS! and NATIONAL BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY, all K-8th grade students. Safe Routes to School Moscow encourages students to bike, walk or roll to school on Wednesday, May 7th. SR2S will be coordinating free bike tune-ups before the event and challenging students to try out a couple different safe routes to school on their bikes before the event day. SR2S is also challenging all schools to count the number of bikes in their school bike racks that day to see who can get the highest percentage of students biking.  SR2S will give a bike memento to all biking and walking participants.  For more information, contact Brooke Lowry (Moscow’s Safe Routes to School Coordinator) at blowry@uidaho.edu.

Tow Your Tots 2010 Tuesday, May 13, 9:45 – 11:30 am, TOW YOUR TOTS, start at Mountain View Park and end at Patty’s Kitchen.  This is a fun, leisurely ride for kids and parents.  We will start at Mountain View Park (the northeast edge of town) leaving at 10:00 am, following the bike trails through town we will stop at ponds and parks along the way and end at Patty’s Kitchen (near UI campus) for lunch around 11:30 am.  Bike carriers and kids learning to ride…all are welcome!

May 12-16, BIKE TO WORK WEEK.  Celebrate National Bike to Work Week – all day, every day!

Friday, May 16, 7:00am-9:00am, BIKE TO WORK DAY, corner of 6th and Main (by Maialina’s).  Celebrate National Bike to Work Day by stopping for coffee and breakfast goodies in downtown Moscow. Please contact Margaret Dibble for more information, m-dibble@hotmail.com

Latah Trail Breakfast Ride 2010Every Wednesday, 6:00 pm Sharp!, LATAH TRAIL GROUP RIDES, meet at the Old Tidyman’s parking lot across from Eastside Marketplace, parking right next to trail at corner of Blaine St. and Hwy 8.  For more information contact Marilyn Stein, 208-816-6826.

MORE EVENTS TBA!!

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See you on the streets…and please remember to wear your helmets!

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