Monday, April 23, 2012

May is Bike Month

Show your support for bicycling in our Berks communities by attending these 2012 Bike Month events.

Tuesday, May 1 :: Berks County Bike Month Proclamation Ceremony
When? 10:30 am
Where? Berks County Services Building, 633 Court St, Reading
What? Be there as the County Commissioners issue the proclamation to WalkBikeBerks, declaring May Bike Month in all of Berks County.
Saturday, May 5 :: WBB Bike Rodeo at Youth Safety Day
When? 10 am – 2pm
Where? Lake Drive Recreation Area, Douglassville
What? A day of fun-filled family activities hosted by the Daniel Boone Optimist Club. The focus of this year's event will be bicycle safety. Kids in grades K-8 can register to win a bike. Download a flyer.
Friday, May 18 :: Bike to Work Day
When? 7:00 am
Where? Brentwood Trailhead of the Thun Trail, just off of Rte 10 near Millmont (see map right)
What? Join us at the Brentwood Trailhead at 7:00am (ride begins at 7:15) and ride with the pack, including Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer and Rep. David Maloney, to the Bike to Work Day ceremony at the Berks County Services Building (ceremony begins at 7:45am with address by Sen. Judy Schwank). The easy ride of approximately 2 miles will be escorted by police and promises to be a fun, visible way to promote bicycling in Greater Reading.

Saturday, May 19 :: Bicycle Basics Class
When? 8:30 am
Where? Upland Center Community Room, Alvernia University, 540 Upland Ave, Reading
What? Learn effective cycling techniques with League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor and WBB Board member, Benton Levengood. The primary focus of the class will be bicycle maintenance: learn to change tires, adjust brakes and gears, maintain and replace chains.  Bring your bicycle and helmet.

There is no fee for this class, but a voluntary, tax-deductible donation of $20 to WalkBikeBerks per individual or family will be greatly appreciated.  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED:  email or call 717-449-4474.  Class size is limited to 10 students.


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