Join Mayor Jeremy Stutsman for his annual Bike to Work Week Bike Ride, plus live music, food trucks and family activities at the City’s Backyard Bike-In event Saturday, May 14 at Powerhouse Park.
The Backyard Bike-In runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the bike ride beginning at 10:30 a.m. The route will lead residents through the City’s new temporary Cycle Track, giving many a first glance at the bicycle lanes reserved on Lincoln Avenue between 5th and 8th streets.
Following the bike ride, local bands Shiny, Shiny Black and McLane & Co. will perform until 1 p.m. There will be life-sized yard games, a bike check-up station from Lincoln Avenue Cycling, food trucks from Sweazy Q and Rulli’s Pizza, and information tents from the Connect In Elkhart County project and MACOG.
Bike to Work Week is May 16–22. According to the National Bike League, 40% of all trips in the U.S. are less than two miles, making bicycling a feasible and fun way to get around.