Calling All Cyclists! Events Galore in May

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Spring is here, and a variety of events coming up in May will inspire, prepare, and outfit you for all of your cycling adventures.

VT WALK & ROLL TO SCHOOL DAY
Wednesday, May 2. Info @ saferoutesvt.org <http://saferoutesvt.org>
Escort school children in walking, biking, or rolling any other way to school each first Wednesday in May. Complements International Walk to School Day each first Wednesday in October. Initiated by Safe Routes to School VT to build excitement for the Way to Go Commuter Challenge, also in May. To help as a crossing guard along busy Route 7 and four-way intersections, contact lasermily@yahoo.com.

BIKE SAFETY FAIR
Thursday, May 3, 3:15-5 p.m., Mary Hogan School, all ages

Helmets (some free, others at reduced cost). Bike tune-ups (free thanks to area mechanics). Obstacle course (test your skills and knowledge of rules of the road). Prizes. Bring old bike gear to give away or swap (locks, reflectors, racks, panniers, etc). Hosted by Middlebury Energy Committee. For more info or to help, contact lasermily@yahoo.com.

MIDDLEBURY GREEN DRINKS
Friday, May 4, 5:30 p.m., 51 Main
Cycle over to 51 Main for Middlebury Green Drinks which has moved from third Wednesdays to first Fridays of the month at 51 Main with a simpler venue. Relax, network, imagine what can come next for a green and Bike Friendly Middlebury. Announce and display your initiatives. Bring a friend. See www.GreenDrinks.org <
http://www.GreenDrinks.org>  for more on this global social networking movement.

GREEN UP DAY
Saturday, May 5
Thanks for walking and riding the roads to scoop up litter this day and other days.

WAY TO GO! COMMUTER CHALLENGE KICK OFF RIDE
Thursday, May 10, 4 p.m., Midd Town Gym
Join fellow cyclists in mass for a fun, safe 20-minute ride through downtown to show support for bike friendly Middlebury initiatives and announce the Way to Go! Commuter Challenge. Gather afterwards at 51 Main to learn more and exchange ideas.

WAY TO GO! COMMUTER CHALLENGE WEEK
May 14-18. Pledge @ waytogovt.com <http://waytogovt.com>
Look for activities planned throughout the week sponsored by ACTR and ACRPC including ribbon cutting ceremonies on Monday May 14 to celebrate the new ACTR shuttle bus route along Route 116 and new ACRPC electric car charging station. New electric cars are planned to be on display at ACRPC’s office that Monday.

NATIONAL BIKE TO WORK DAY/WAY TO GO! CELEBRATION RIDE
Friday, May 18, 4 p.m., Midd Town Gym
Join fellow cyclists in mass for another fun, safe 20 minute ride through downtown to show support for National Bike to Work Day, Bike Friendly Middlebury initiatives and conclusion of the Way to Go! Commuter Challenge. Gather afterwards at 51 Main to exchange stories and ideas.

Resources:
www.localmotion.org 
www.vtbikeped.org 
www.saferoutesvt.org 
www.vmba.org 
www.bikeclub.org
www.connectingcommuters.org

www.waytogovt.org
www. bikevermont.com

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