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Bike for Life Moscow, 2013

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.

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…

(Psst! Never miss another Bike for Life event – subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook!)

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Visit http://yarn-bombing.com/tag/bike/ for lots of great ideas for bicycle yarn bombing!

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 marisa@yarnunderground.com or Jen at jen@pcei.org.

2013 Bike-Related Events

February

Wednesday, February 13, POLAR WALK. Polar-Walk-poster-2013Moscow 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.

March

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Photo by Jim’s Pancakes, http://www.jimspancakes.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 jkimberling@farmersagent.com.

Saturday, March 2, 11:00am,Sweet! 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 jen@pcei.org 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.

April

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

May 3 – 22,IMG_4922 “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 blowry@uidaho.edu 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 jen@pcei.org 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 blowry@uidaho.edu.
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 jen@pcei.org or 208.882.1444.
Friday, May 24, 8:00pm,131059-et FULL MOON BIKE RIDE, intersection of Paradise Path and South Blaine Street.

June

Saturday, June 1, 10:00am-2:00pm, officer-newbill-kids-safety-fair-logoOFFICER 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.

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Visit http://yarn-bombing.com/tag/bike/ for lots of great ideas for bicycle yarn bombing!

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 marisa@yarnunderground.com or Jen at jen@pcei.org.

TBA:

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).


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

Bike for Life Moscow, 2012

This is our fourth 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…

(Psst!  Never miss another Bike for Life event – subscribe to our blog!)

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April 16, 7:00pm, BIKE MONTH MAYORAL PROCLAMATION, Moscow City Council ChambersBe there in your cycling gear to show your support when Mayor Nancy Chaney proclaims May 2012 to be Bike Month.

April – June 8, ACTIVE IN APRIL ART EXHIBITThird Street Gallery (Moscow City Hall) until April 24; Gritman Medical Center April 24-June 8.  Enjoy imaginative art about human-powered travel created by local children.

April 19, 11:00am-3:00pm, UI BIKE FIX, University of Idaho Commons, Outside Pavilion. Come join the University of Idaho Sustainability Center for free basic bicycle repair and complete light sets for $2 and Bike Trivia with Prizes!  This year’s bike fix will include contributions from the UISC Bike Light and Safety Mini-Grant.   Brought to you by UISC, Paradise Creek Bicycles, Follett’s Mountain Sports, Bike for Life, Vandal Cycling.

April 19, 4:00pm, NEIGHBORHOD GREENWAY ASSESSMENT:  TEAM CAPTAINS’ TRAINING.  Moscow’s Active Living Task Force is recruiting captains to help lead teams of community members on a round-trip walk on Saturday, April 21 (see below) to evaluate a proposed route for Moscow’s first Neighborhood Greenway.  Captains need to attend a training session which will included assessing one of the three legs of the proposed routes.  The training session will be held at 4:00pm on April 19th.  If you are interested in being a team captain, please contact Assistant to the City Supervisor Jen Pfiffner by email at jpfiffner@ci.moscow.id.us or by phone at 208.883.7123 by April 17th.

April 21, 10:00am, NEIGHBORHOOD GREENWAY ASSESSMENT, meet at Friendship Square. Join Moscow’s Active Living Task Force in assessing a proposed route in Moscow as a Neighborhood Greenway. Neighborhood greenways are streets with low traffic volume and speed where bicycles, pedestrians, and neighbors are given priority. The Task Force invites anyone interested to meet them at Friendship Square on Saturday the 21st at 10:00am to walk the route and assist in assessing it for potential implementation within our community. We will be returning to Friendship Square for a few fun debriefing activities after the walk. The group is also looking for volunteers to be team captains for the event (see above). For more information or to volunteer, please contact Assistant to the City Supervisor Jen Pfiffner by email at jpfiffner@ci.moscow.id.us or by phone at 208.883.7123.

April 24, 4:00pm, BIKING ON CAMPUS PRESENTATION, UI Student Recreation Center Classroom. Find out what campuses in the area are doing to improve biking and possibilities for improving biking conditions on the University of Idaho campus.  Please feel free to bring questions that you may have about biking and suggestions for improvement.  Presented by students from the Movement Sciences Department.  For more information, contact Michelle Mollison at moll0334@vandals.uidaho.edu or 509.993.1666.

April 25, 5:00pm-7:00pm. MOSCOW ON THE MOVE: COMMUNITY DROP-IN HOUSE, Moscow City Council Chambers.  Join Moscow on the Move on Wednesday, April 25th at City Hall’s Council Chambers for our first Community Drop-In Open House! You can make your first mark on the Plan by helping us identify local transportation issues and opportunities. The open house runs from 5PM – 7PM, but stay as long as you’d like!

May 2, all day, FILL THE RACKS, Moscow schools. Safe Routes to School encourages all Moscow K-9 students in Moscow to bike, roll or walk to school on Wednesday, May 2nd. Students are also encouraged to figure out how long their trip is to school so they can add their “mileage” to their school’s total.  For more information, contact Brooke Lowry (Safe Routes to School) at blowry@uidaho.edu.

May 5, 8:00am-1:00pm, BIKE FEST 2012, 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 by The Bike Brothers, Follett’s Mountain Sports or Crazy Jon’s Bicycle Repair.  Bring a bike or browse for one at the bike swap.  There will also be crafts for the kids, opportunities to give input on local cycling issues, extra bike parking for the Farmers Market and more!  For more information or to volunteer, contact Jen Hiebert at jen@pcei.org or 208.882.1444.

May 5, 11:00am, PALOUSE PRIZE RIDE, meet at Friendship Square.  Ride your bike or walk the Ride for a chance to win 1 of 4 bikes!  Call Moscow Parks and Recreation at 208.883.7085 to register ($10, includes T-shirt).

May 5, 1:30pm, JANE’S BIKE RIDE, meet at Friendship Square.  And now for something a little different… You may have heard about Jane’s Walk but have you heard about Jane’s Bike Ride?  The Students for Placed-Based Planning and Urban Design (SPPUD) invite you to a special bike ride to learn more about the town you live in.  Jane Jacobs was an urbanist and activist who championed a fresh, community-based approach to city building and encouraged walkability of cities. To honor her ideas during Bike Month, SPPUD will be hosting a 90-minute bike tour that will take you to locations within Moscow that exhibit Jane Jacob’s design principles.  It will highlight civic spaces, mixed-use development, cyclability, and other community design principles. It will also give you a chance to meet other community members and develop a deeper connection to your sense of place.  For more information, contact Kyle Merslich at mers6840@vandals.uidaho.edu or 360.791.2179.

May 9, all day, NATIONAL BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY.  Shift gears for the first National Bike to School Day!  Register your event for the chance to win 1 of 10 Saris stadium bike racks for your school!

May 10, 6:00pm-7:00pm, SPOKE’N WORD, BookPeople of Moscow.  Join us for a special evening of poetry, music and storytelling as local cyclists of all ages share their love of pedal-power.  Children are especially encouraged to participate.  Light refreshments will be served.  If you feel nervous about public speaking, bring a drawing, photo or other artwork you have made about cycling and tell us the story about the piece.  Or bring your favorite short story or children’s book to read aloud.  Whatever you choose, the stage is yours!  (As a little extra incentive, the best adult and the best child performance will each win a gift card from B&L Bicycles!).

May 13, 11:00am, CYCLOFEMME BIKE RIDE, leaves 11am at Old Tidyman’s.  Join fellow ladies for a ride on the Latah Trail to Troy. All levels of rider and all kinds of bikes welcome. This is a no-drop ride to meet gals in the area who ride bikes. We will meet at the “old Tidyman’s” parking lot leaving out at 11:00am. Join us for the full round trip or just a short shake your legs ride. For more information contact Jen Hoger Russell at jhoger@uidaho.edu.  Find out more about CycloFemme at http://cyclofemme.com/.

May 14, 9:30am, TOW YOUR TOTS, meet at Mountain View Park.  Meet at 9:30am at Mountain View Park (free tune-ups for participants from 9:00-9:45am at the park courtesy of Paradise Creek Bicycles.)  This slow and easy bike trip will include stops to see wildlife and to visit a playground for the kids.  If you like, continue on for lunch from 11:30-12:30 at Patty’s Mexican Kitchen (bring your wallet) – Patty’s will be giving 1 free beverage to every Tow Your Tots participant!  For more information, contact Brooke Lowry (Safe Routes to School) at blowry@uidaho.edu.

May 14-18, BIKE TO WORK WEEK.  Celebrate National Bike to Work Week – all day, every day!

May 18, 7:00am-9:00am, BIKE TO WORK DAY, corner of Sixth Street and Main Street.  Celebrate National Bike to Work Day by stopping for coffee and breakfast goodies at the corner of Sixth and Main in downtown Moscow (the parking lot where the new pizza place is going to be).  Coffee provided by One World Cafe and goodies by Wheatberries and Gritman Medical Center.  For more information, contact Jen Hiebert at jen@pcei.org or 208.882.1444.

May 19, 9:00am-noon, LATAH TRAIL BREAKFAST RIDE TO TROY, meet 9am at Old Tidyman’s.  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).

May 19, 6:00pm, ON THE MOVE! LATAH TRAIL FOUNDATION DINNER & AUCTION, Best Western University Inn.  Make the move to join fellow supporters of the Latah Trail.  Enjoy an evening of dining, music, dancing, good conversation and great auction items.  This fun event is held every other year and serves as the Latah Trail Foundation‘s largest fundraiser. If you would like to reserve a spot please contact Nora at latahtrail@gmail.com or 208.874.3860. You can also pick up tickets at BookPeople of Moscow and Troy City Hall. Tickets are $40 each or $300 for a table of 8.

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

Bike for Life Moscow, May 2011

This is our third year celebrating National Bike month in Moscow, Idaho.  We call the event Bike for Life since it 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 free cycling events listed below…

Click here for the 2011 Bike Month Flier.

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April 29, Friday, noon-1:00, LUNCH & LEARN Bicycle Celebration: Bike safety and riding gear. Gritman Conference Center, 700 South Main, FREE!

May 1 ,  Sunday, 10 a.m. -5 p.m., MAY DAY air, oil & lube free at Paradise Creek Bicycles. 50% off labor for maintenance and repair with coupon available at any of these events.

May 2 , Monday, 7 p.m., MAYOR NANCY CHANEY’S NATIONAL BICYCLE MONTH PROCLAMATION. Moscow City Council meeting, Council Chambers. Please be prompt!

May 3, 10, 17 and 24, Tuesdays, 11 a.m., TOW YOUR TOTS. Meet at Mountain View Park for group ride to Patty’s Mexican Kitchen for two-for-one burritos. An easy 30 minutes ride on flat trails. Questions? – Email Brooke at blowry [at] uidaho.edu

May 4 , Wednesday, FILL THE RACKS. Moscow’s elementary & junior high students are encouraged to bike to school. Safe Routes to School will provide incentives for participating students and parents.

May 7 , Saturday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., BIKEFEST.  Bike swap and sale, free bike tune-ups and more. Local folks selling bikes, parts and gear. Friendship Square fountain and adjacent cul-de-sac.

May 7 , Saturday, 11 a.m., PALOUSE PRIZE RIDE. Moscow Parks and Rec poker ride on Paradise Path. Start at Friendship Square.  Pick up cards at local businesses. You could win 1 of 4 bikes! 883-7085 to register. $10 with a t-shirt, $5 without a t-shirt.

May 12, Thursday, 6-7 p.m., SPOKE-N WORD open mic at Café Silos, 693 Styner Ave. Recite bike poetry, sing or read short stories about bicycling. The stage is yours.

May 13, Friday, 7-8:30 a.m., BIKE TO WORK DAY. Join your fellow bicycle commuters at the SE corner of Sixth and Main for coffee, treats, assorted freebies, photo ops and bicycle wheel spoke cards.

May 14, Saturday, 8 a.m., LATAH TRAIL BREAKFAST RIDE TO TROY. Meet at NRS East parking lot (corner of Blaine St. & Troy Hwy). Enjoy breakfast with cyclists at the White Pine Cafe in Troy. 24 miles. About 4 hours round trip.

May 21, Saturday, 1 p.m., (RE)DISCOVER PARADISE PATH. Where are all the sections of the path located? Ride with Paradise Path Task Force members to learn more. Meet behind UI Rec Ctr.

May 21, Saturday, 6 p.m., BICYCLE MOVIE NIGHT. Nuart Theatre, 516 S. Main Street, Moscow. Includes fund-raising raffle. Movies: Breaking Away and The Triplets of Belleville

May 22, Sunday, 8 a.m., WAFFLE RIDE TO PULLMAN. Meet at Chipman Trail, corner Pullman Hwy and Perimeter Dr. Bike to Old European Restaurant for breakfast. 17 miles round trip.

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

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