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Front Page - Friday, May 6, 2016

Celebrate National Bike Month




In honor of National Bike Month, Bike Chattanooga and the City of Chattanooga will host a series of cycling-themed activities and challenges in May.

In Celebration of National Protected Bike Lane Week, join Bike Chattanooga for a family-friendly Friday the 13th Superstition Shakedown theme ride at 5:30 in front of the Bike Chattanooga Station on the corner of Main and Rossville. Riders are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superstition or worst nightmare. Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed and most unique costume. Riders will cruise down Main and then loop through Broad Street’s protected bike lanes before ending at the Nightfall concert in Miller Plaza. Participants can bring their own bike or grab one from Bike Chattanooga. A few Bike Chattanooga bikes will be available at no charge from the meet up station. Reserve one by emailing Joannah@bikechattanooga.com.

Bike Month’s signature event is National Bike to Work Day on May 20. A  Bike to Work Breakfast will take place at Waterhouse Pavilion in Miller Plaza from 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. Cyclists are invited to enjoy a free breakfast, participate in activities with local vendors and cycling organizations, and meet fellow bike commuters. Group rides will depart at 7:15 a.m. from Aquarium Plaza and Finley Stadium’s Bike Chattanooga Stations. A group ride will also meet at Miller Park at noon for Bike to Burgers with Berke. Cyclists will join Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke for a quick ride to Big River Grille, where Berke will join the participants for lunch.

For a complete guide to bike month activities, visit GreenTripsCHA.org/biketowork.