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WalkBike News: National Bike Month

posted May 13, 2015, 3:11 PM by Nathan Rome
WalkBike Frankfort is busy celebrating National Bike Month!  

Last week we were at Second Street School for Bike to School Day.  Principal Greg Lawson cut the ribbon on a new bike rack and WalkBike members handed out all kinds of goodies including blinky lights, water bottles, donuts and yes, free helmets!  We'd like to recognize the National Safe Routes to Schools Program and Schwinn Bicycles, whose $1000 mini-grant helped make it all happen.  And of course, Troy Hearn, our amazing state-wide bicycle/pedestrian coordinator at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

This Friday, May 15, is Bike to Work Day and once again, we've teamed up with the friendly baristas at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe to provide free breakfast treats to anyone whose bicycle commute takes them downtown.  Just tell them you're on your bike and get a free muffin, scone or sausage biscuit and coffee.

Not to be outdone, our very own Folkbike ReCyclery turns five years old this weekend!  Party with a live-on-bike concert ride; meet in front of the Coffeetree Cafe at 5:00 and do the Frankfort boogie with Billy and the Kid aka Billy Dunigan and Jas Barnard.

Interested in volunteering?  Here are some upcoming events that we need your help with: 
  • Thursday evening, May 21, Stuart Harrod will set up the blender bike for the start of the Horsey Hundred.  Send him a FB message or reply to this e-mail.
  • Mark your calendars for Sunday, June 7.  Weather permitting, we'll have a SundayFunday ride at 1:00, followed by a general membership meeting at 2:30.  Details soon!
  • Thursday, June 18, is the Longest Day of Play at Lakeview Park.  Walt Baldwin and Mary Nishimuta are loaning us a bubble machine to plug into our bicycle-powered generator.  Join us for some bubbly fun and help spread the WalkBike love!
  • Wanna work out some frustrations?  Planning and Implementation Chair Sellus Wilder is organizing a couple of trail work days (June 13 and 20) on the KSU-downtown link.  Again, message him on FB or reply to this e-mail and we'll put you in touch.

Hope to see all of you soon!  Happy Trails from your WalkBike Frankfort Board-

Donna Hecker, Brent Sweger, Nathan Rome, Don Stosberg, Sellus Wilder, Stuart Harrod