National Bike to Work Week Starts Monday

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National Bike to Work Week

National Bike to Work Week is May 12-16, 2014. Below is a list of Winston-Salem events that you can participate in to support this week-long event.

Cobblestone Market: Tuesday, May 13th: Bike to get your fresh local produce and see a commuter biking display by Mock Orange Bikes.

Mock Orange Bikes: Wednesday, May 14th, 7pm: Ride of Silence to honor cyclists injured or killed while cycling.

Forsyth County Dept. of Health: Friday, May 16th, 7-9 pm: Info about cycling will be set up in front of the Government Center at 201 N. Chestnut St., to provide community education about safer biking around town. FREE t-shirts and snacks available for cyclists. Registration will be available for the Triad Commute Challenge event.

The Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem: Saturday, May 17th, 10am-1pm: The museum will host a Bike Safety Day with FREE helmet giveaway and bike rodeo for kids and families to enjoy.

Cycling Sunday: Sunday, May 18th 3-6 pm: 1.8 mile community ride around Old Salem and surrounding areas. To participate, register at Novant Gateway Family Practice at 390 West Salem Avenue. The length of this route will be closed to automobiles during the ride (3-6pm)* and will start at the Southeast Gateway, go north on Old Salem Rd to Cemetery St., then return by Salem Ave.

*Please note that only the northbound lanes of Old Salem Rd will be closed for the event. The southbound lanes will remain open to automobiles.

Get on Your Bike and Ride Around Winston-Salem

Hope you have a chance to get out and ride to see all that Winston-Salem has to offer its bicyclers of all ages. What will you do this week (and throughout the year) to celebrate your favorite two-wheeled vehicle? Post your ideas and comments here.

About The Author:

Kristi was born and raised just up the road in Mount Airy (a.k.a. Mayberry) and frequented Winston-Salem often growing up for school field trips, shopping, and dining. After attending Appalachian State University, and a brief stint living in Southern Virginia, Kristi returned to Winston-Salem, NC in 1999 and began her work in non-profit, public relations and writing. She and her family enjoy the convenience of living near downtown Winston-Salem. She enjoys the arts, photography and cooking. "I'm a small town girl at heart, but Winston-Salem isn't an overwhelming city. It is rich with friendly people, history, culture and has a vibrant art community and that is why I am proud to call this "My Winston-Salem!"

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