Bike for Life Moscow
This is our fifth 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.
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All riding abilities are welcome to join the cycling events listed below…
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Bicycle Yarn Bombing – Call for Artists!
Bike for Life is very excited about our first ever artwalk collaboration! Local knitters and crocheters are invited to yarn bomb old bikes, helmet and parts for display at The Yarn Underground for Moscow artwalk 2013. The Yarn Underground can provide the yarn, and local bike shops will be providing old bikes and parts. Download the application for more details. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Marisa Gibler at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jen at email@example.com.
2013 Bike-Related Events
Wednesday, February 13, POLAR WALK. Moscow students will walk, slide, bike, or glide to school on Wednesday, February 13 to celebrate Safe Routes to School’s (SR2S) annual winter event “The Polar Walk.” Free hot chocolate, prizes, and hidden stuffed polar bears for students to find on their way to school. To learn more about the Polar Walk, visit www.SR2Smoscow.com.
Saturday, March 2, 8:00am-10:00am, SAFETY FAIR PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER, Applebee’s in Moscow. Have an impact on child safety AND enjoy a hot breakfast! Proceeds from the pancake breakfast help purchase bicycle helmets and car seats for children for the Officer Newbill Kids Safety Fair. Tickets are only $10 and are available at the Moscow Chamber of Commerce, Kimberling Insurance Agency and Staples. You can also purchase tickets and then donate them back to families in need. For more information contact Jon Kimberling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, March 2, 11:00am, MARDI GRAS PARADE. Join the Bike for Life Moscow entry in the Moscow Mardi Gras parade! Our theme this year is Black & White – participants are encouraged to wear black and white clothing/costumes and deck out their bikes in black and white. The Parade will begin at 11:00am and the route is along Main St. from A St. to 6th St. Check-in begins at 9:00am at the Eagles Lodge (123 N Main St next to LocoGrinz). All parade registrants must be checked-in by 10:30am to participate. Line-up will begin at the corner of 1st and Main St. RSVP to email@example.com if you plan on joining Bike for Life for the parade.
Delicious home-made goodies and hot chocolate for participants!
Looking for Black & White clothing? Check out local thrift stores such as Goodwill, Salvation Army, Thrift Store, and The Storm Cellar. Black and white face painting available during the parade check-in.
Monday, April 15, 7:00pm, BIKE MONTH MAYORAL PROCLAMATION, Moscow City Council Chambers. Be there in your cycling gear to show your support when Mayor Nancy Chaney proclaims May 2013 to be Bike Month.
Tuesday, April 23, 10:00am-4:00pm, MERGE, Idaho Commons, University of Idaho. MERGE is being organized by the University of Idaho Sustainability Center as part of the UISC’s 2013 Earth Fest to raise awareness among students, staff, and faculty about how the University and community are actively participating in greener transportation and alternative transportation options that are viable in Moscow. MERGE will include a free bike fix, bike registration, bike pledges, Bikes for Tikes, info about local bike organizations, and an alternative transportation “car show”. Free shuttle by Campus Trolley between the Intermodal Transit Center and Idaho Commons. Free hot dogs to the first 150 people from New York Johnny’s at the event!
Saturday, April 27, gathering at noon, MOSCOW CommUNITY WALK, Friendship Square. Anyone & everyone is invited! Bike for Life supporters are encouraged to attend with their bikes! At 12:00 noon, Moscow Community members will gather at Friendship Square for music and community speakers. At 12:30 PM, the Walk will proceed with balloons, banners and flags. The celebration will continue at East City Park with more music, speakers, games, activities and student bookmark contest awards. Everyone is invited to join in a community meal at about 1:00 PM. Main dishes will be supplied, but those who wish to contribute can also bring a side dish or dessert to the park at noon. For more information visit www.moscowcommunitywalk.org.
May 3 – 22, “I love my Bike!” Art Exhibit, Moscow City Hall, third floor. Safe Routes to School is asking Moscow students and parents to create art telling us why they love their bikes. This art exhibit will include: bike art, bike poems, anything bike! Contact Brooke Lowry (Safe Routes to School Coodinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org to participate.
Exhibit locations and dates:
- May 3 – May 22, at City Hall
- May 24 – June 13, at Gritman Medical Center
- June 14, in Friendship Square during the Moscow Art Walk
Come see 200 fantastic pieces of art!
Saturday, May 4, 8:00am-1:00pm, BIKE FEST, Friendship Square. Is your bike collecting dust in the garage? Maybe it just needs a little TLC. Or maybe you need to exchange it for a different model. Bring it to the Bike Fest for a free tune-up. Bring a bike or browse for one at the bike swap. There will also be crafts for the kids, schwag, information about bike safety, extra bike parking for the Farmers Market and more! For more information or to volunteer, contact Jen Hiebert at email@example.com or 208.882.1444.
Saturday, May 4, PALOUSE PRIZE RIDE, meet at Friendship Square. We’ll post details as soon as we have them.
Wednesday, May 8, 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 8th. SR2S will be challenging schools to figure out their school’s total milage that day & giving out incentives. All schools have been entered in the National Bike to School Day drawing to win a new bike rack for their school! For more information, contact Brooke Lowry (Moscow’s Safe Routes to School Coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 13-17, BIKE TO WORK WEEK. Celebrate National Bike to Work Week – all day, every day!
Tuesdays May 14th & 28th 9:45 – 11:30, TOW YOUR TOTS, Start at Mountainview Park, end at Patty’s Kitchen . This is a fun leisurely ride for kids and parents. We will start at Mountainview Park (on the edge of town closest to Moscow Mountain), follow the bike trails through town, stop at ponds and parks along the way, and end at Patty’s Kitchen (near UI campus) for lunch around 11:30. Bike carriers, kids learning to ride…all are welcome!
Friday, May 17, 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. For more information, contact Jen Hiebert at email@example.com or 208.882.1444.
Saturday, June 1, 10:00am-2:00pm, OFFICER NEWBILL KIDS SAFETY FAIR, Eastside Marketplace. The Officer Newbill Kids Safety Fair is an annual event working to educated both parents and children about safety and health in Moscow, Idaho and the Palouse. The event includes a wide range of activities including free bike helmets and helmet fitting for kids 16 & under. For more information visit www.newbillkidssafetyfair.com.
Friday, June 14, time TBA, MOSCOW ARTWALK – BICYCLE YARN BOMBING, The Yarn Underground. Bike for Life is very excited about our first ever artwalk collaboration! Local knitters and crocheters are invited to yarn bomb old bikes, helmet and parts for display at The Yarn Underground for Moscow artwalk 2013. The Yarn Underground can provide the yarn, and local bike shops will be providing old bikes and parts. Download the application for more details. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Marisa Gibler at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jen at email@example.com.
NEIGHBORHOOD GREENWAY RIDE. Neighborhood greenways are streets with low traffic volume and speed where bicycles, pedestrians, and neighbors are given priority. Last year Moscow’s Active Living Task Force identified some proposed neighborhood greenway routes. Although the routes have not been finalized, it would be fun to have a guided ride along them to raise awareness of the benefits of greenways.
LATAH TRAIL BREAKFAST RIDE TO TROY. After cycling from Moscow to Troy along the Latah Trail, enjoy a delicious breakfast with your fellow cyclists at The Filling Station cafe in Troy (bring your wallet).
See you on the streets…and please remember to wear your helmets!