In celebration of National Bike Month, DaNiel Jose of the Bonneville Metropolitan Planning Organization has sent out word of various activities and events to help East Idaho celebrate our centuries-old affinity for this fun, clean and healthy form of transportation.
Here's the memo:
The Bicycle-Pedestrian bingo concept is a 25 place card with logos of participating businesses in each square to be marked off upon visitation of each location by bicycle or on foot during the month of May. It is a community-wide activity that depends on simple participation from local businesses, purchase incentives, and/or modest donations (examples: product, money to be put toward prizes, or discount cards). Bingo players will be entered in drawings for either complete lines or blackout of all squares.
Bicycle Mileage Challenge
The challenge is an opportunity for businesses, groups, families or individuals to participate in a bicycle mileage challenge. You will be able to sign up online for the challenge with your business or other groups and then compete against the other participants for the most miles ridden on your bike in the month of May.
The Mayor’s Ride ~ 6pm at the Bonneville Courthouse
This event will include the Mayor’s from Idaho Falls, Ammon, Ucon and Iona. We will meet the Mayors at the Bonneville Courthouse at 6 p.m. on the 18th of May and Dave Wilding from Dave’s Bike Shop will guide us on a bike ride through the downtown of Idaho Falls. Everyone is invited to participate. The route is still being determined.
May 4 – School District 93 – 5th Grade Bike Ride
Fifth grade classes from Cloverdale Elementary, Woodland Hills, Iona Elementary, Rimrock Elementary and Mountain Valley Elementary will participate in this event. The 5th grade teachers teach the students bicycling skills for a week in May and on Wednesday May 9th they will ride their bikes to the Iona City Park and have a picnic. It is a great event and it keeps growing. This is made possible through the SR2S Grant.
Special thanks to Idaho Falls Community Pathways for passing this along!