Thursday, February 19, 2015

BIKE SATURDAYS! Have Some Fun, Make Some Noise!

A community incentive promotion to help bring attention to the need 
to improve bicycling infrastructure and your middle line.
Form your own BIKE SATURDAYS team - where you work, family, school, organizations, church etc.
Imagine a system of trails, quiet neighborhood streets, bike lanes and cycle tracks that connect your home with your work, school, shopping, entertainment and other destinations. You could enjoy the freedom of safely and conveniently getting where you re going without being forced to drive a car.

Walking and bicycling already account for 12 percent of trips taken in America. But these modes could continue to grow substantially with greater dedicated investment in active transportation networks and focused program administration.

Many cities across the county are realizing this and are investing millions to improve biking infrastructure and other safety measures. Studies have also shown that bicycling as a safe mode of transportation brings with it a certain amount of economic benefits ranging from the influence bike lanes have on adjacent businesses, real estate values, increased tourism, jobs, the recruitment of talented highly educated workforce and easier access for customers who ride bikes.

But more "NOISE" is needed. This is what BIKE SATURDAYS is all about. Making some noise! It addresses these issues and more. Rides are promoted every Saturday. They are sponsored by a local business, civic organization or club who add their own special promotion such as live music, BBQ's, entertainment, etc.

The rides also serve as a platform for event promoters, city planning officials, law enforcement and other agencies to get the word out, to distribute information about the importance of bicycle infrastructure and the many other benefits of cycling. It's also about having fun!

So get involved, inquire about becoming a Saturday Ride sponsor, form your own Bike Saturdays Team, have some fun, make some noise! Log onto, or email, or call 406-871-6282

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