April 29th, 2012 through May 5th, 2012 is Bike Week in Manhattan, Kansas
Help Us Celebrate!
With spring in the air, the City of Manhattan proclaims that May is National Bike Month, April 29th – May 5th is Bike to Work Week and Tuesday, May 1st is Bike to Work Day. Mayor Sherow and Mayor Pro Tem Pepperd urge everyone to bike to work or try cycling for fun, fitness or transportation. Participating cyclists should visit at bikemanhattan.info for a list of events happening in the area. Biking to work is an efficient and fun way to get the exercise you need, without having to find extra time to work out. And this year, with gasoline prices as high as they are, biking to work makes more sense than ever.
Sunday, April 29th
Historical Ride/Family Ride
Enjoy a leisure bike ride through the city of Manhattan and visit the local history museums (Pioneer Log Cabin, Wolf House, and Goodnow House).
Time: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Starting Location: City Park Pavilion
Monday, April 30th
Taste a sample of the local flavor on your bike! Riders will stop by The Patio, Big Poppi Bicycle Co for cupcakes from the Little Apple Flour Shop, and AJ’s Pizza. For those with children, meet at Big Poppi Bicycle Co at 7:00 pm for a shorter, easier ride.
Time: 6:00 pm
Starting Location: The Patio
Tuesday, May 1st Bike to Work Day!
I need a DONUT!
Ride by Varsity Donuts anytime between 5:30 am and 10:00 am to get a free drink of your choice when you buy a donut! Just make sure to show your helmet to the folks at the shop – No helmet, no free coffee.
Time: 5:30 am – 10:00 am
Location: Varsity Donuts
Wednesday, May 2nd
KSU Bike Day
Stop by Bosco Plaza to get some light maintenance done on your bike, meet the KSU cycling team, get your bike registered, and meet bike-friendly businesses and people from around the area.
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Bosco Plaza
Thursday, May 3rd
Movies on the Grass
Take a break from all that biking with friends and some of the best bike clips around. A hardy dose of laughter is guaranteed.
Time: 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Varsity Donuts, Aggieville
Friday, May 4th
Take a ride around the KSU campus and city of Manhattan to show off your sweet ride. Don’t forget your lights!
Time: 8:00 pm
Starting Location: Bosco Plaza
Saturday, May 5th
Cycle CASA: Sign up at: http://casa.manhattanks.org/cyclecasa/
Get on your bike for a good cause!
Start Time: 8:00 am
Starting Location: Anneberg Park
Meet and ride with Mayor Pro Tem Loren Pepperd and other city commissioners! After all, we’re all just bikers.
Time: 5:00 pm
Starting Location: City Hall, 1101 Poyntz
Moro St. Ribbon Cutting
Join the City of Manhattan and the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce for the dedication and ribbon cutting of the first Bike Boulevard!
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Eleventh and Moro
Commuter Challenge sponsored by Tallgrass and Radina’s Coffee House. Sign up at here.