Bike in York Week
What is Bike in York Week?
Bike in York Week (BIYW) is a subcommittee of Eat Play Breathe York's Transportation Task Force. Those who work and/or live in the City of York are encouraged to ride their bicycles throughout the City on temporary and permanent bike routes, as well as ride on the existing bike lane on King Street. The subcommittee also supports utilizing existing trails, such as the Greenway on Broad Street and the Rail Trail, to connect with both the temporary and permanent bike lanes. The aim of the week is to provide an environment that supports bicycling as a means of transportation by bringing awareness to safe and accessible routes.
Bike in York Week 2013
Bike in York Week will be May 13th-17th.
During this week, we encourage you to ride your bicycle throughout the York Community. We invite you to utilize the variety of bike amenities such as the bike lane on King St., the York County Heritage Rail Trail, and the Bicycle PA Route system. We also would like you to explore other modes of transportation such as mass transit and carpooling in an effort to create a healthier community. The individuals who ride 50 miles or more will be entered into a drawing to win gift cards to a local bike shop. Log your miles at the end of the week through a 5 questions survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FQ6WB9
Bike in York Week 2012
Bike in York Week was held May 14-19th.
On Tuesday, May 15th, a Ride Over Lunch Bike Ride took place from 12:00-1:00pm. Participants met at Lafeyette Plaza Parking Lot (across from the York City School District Administration Building - 31 N. Pershing Street).
On Saturday, May 19th, a Celebration and Ride Event at Sovereign Bank Stadium from 10:00am-12:00pm. From 10:00-10:45am, participants could register, meet with vendors, and learn how to maintain their bicycles. From 10:45-11:00am, Will Clark began the welcome and remarks. From 11:00-11:30am, there was a group bike ride throughout the City of York. Finally, from 11:30am-12:00pm, there was additional time to meet with the vendors.
Bike in York Week 2011
Bike in York Week was held May 16-20th.
Participants were asked to log their miles throughout the week to receive discounts from various city vendors, an event t-shirt, and an opportunity to win prizes.
On Sunday, May 15th, the Bike in York Kick-Off Event was held at the York Fairgrounds from 11:00am-1:00pm. From 11:00am-12:00pm, was participant registration and a bike fair. From 11:30-11:45am, there was a speaker who talked about "Safety First" on bicycles. From 11:45am-12:00pm, Mayor C. Kim Bracey read a proclamation and did a ribbon cutting. At 12:05pm, the bike parade to Sovereign Bank Stadium began. From 12:15-1:00pm, there was a bike fair at Sovereign Bank Stadium. Finally, at 1:00pm, participants were encouraged to attend the York Revolution Baseball game.
Visit www.BikeInYork.org for more information.
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