Contact: Tammy Miller, 874-7465
Columbia's 11th Annual Bike, Walk and Wheel Week will be held May 12-19. Presented by Parks and Recreation and Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services, the week's events are free unless otherwise noted. Check for details on this year's Bike, Walk and Wheel events at www.gocolumbiamo.com/ParksandRec or call the Parks and Recreation Office at 874-7460.
In addition to the detailed schedule, visitors to the web site can register for Bike, Walk and Wheel Week and be eligible to win a Parks and Recreation gift certificate.
Here's a brief rundown of events for the week:
Saturday, May 12
Confident City Cycling Class
8 am-1 pm, PedNet Office, 501 Fay Street Suite 204
Price: $50, contact Gina at PedNet at 303-1033 or visit www.pednet.org/programs/confident-city-cycling.asp to sign up for the class.
Kids Bike Safety
10 am-Noon, Shelter Insurance, 1817 West Broadway
Story Book Trail "Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature" (available May 12-May 31)
Dusk to Dawn, Forum Nature Area, 2701 Forum Blvd.
Bike, Walk and WOOF
Dusk to Dawn, Local Dog Parks and Trails
Sunday, May 13
Bike or Hike to Church Sunday!
Monday, May 14
Bike is Your Ticket on Transit
Bicyclists ride the city buses for FREE all week!
Walking Public Art Tour
6 pm, Flat Branch Park, 101 South 4th Street
For more information, call Office of Cultural Affairs at 874-6386.
Tuesday, May 15
Secret Access Trail Ride
6-8 pm, Flat Branch Park Gazebo, corner of 4th and Cherry
Wednesday, May 16
Brown Bag Lunch Session "I Would Bike/Walk to Work, But…"
12-12:45 pm, Walton Building, 300 S. Providence Room
Family Fun Fest: Fitness is Fun!
6-8 pm at Flat Branch Park, 101 South 4th Street
Celebrate Bike, Walk & Wheel Week and learn ways to stay fit. Join us for fun demonstrations and hands on activities for all ages.
Thursday, May 17
Try Transit Day
Everybody rides free, all day long! Bus schedules and routes are available at www.gocolumbiamo.com.
Walk the Course for $3 discount
7 am-dark, L.A. Nickell and Lake of Woods Golf Courses
Bike Shop Workshop
6:30-7:45 pm, Walt's Bicycle Fitness & Wilderness Co, 1217 Rogers Street
Friday, May 18
Breakfast Station Day - National Bike to Work Day
Everyone is invited! Stop by and enjoy a free breakfast as you bike, walk or wheel about town.
Breakfast provided by Clovers Natural Market and Tryathletics
Breakfast provided by Hy-Vee
Breakfast provided by Wellaware: Boone Hospital Center's Health and Wellness Services
Breakfast provided by Walt's Bicycle Fitness & Wilderness Co. and Mayor's Council on Physical Fitness & Health
Breakfast provided by Columbia Kiwanis Club
Saturday, May 19
Trails Day; 5K Walk/Run & 10K Bike Event
9-10 am, MKT Trail Access, 800 S. Stadium Blvd (MLK Jr. Memorial)
Registration not required.
Wheelchair Wash and Roll
12-4 pm, Stephens Lake Park, corner Old Highway 63 & Broadway
Participants can enjoy a recreational roll around Stephens Lake Park. Free wheelchair detailing and snacks available for all participants. For more information, call Services for Independent Living at 874-1646.