Bike to Work Week May 14-20

Monday, May 14:  Bike to Work Day.  Coffee and pastries from Cafe de Arts, mechanics from Cyclesmith, and swag bags will be available in downtown Waukesha at the Riverfront Plaza from 6-9 a.m. in the morning.  In the evening from 5-7 p.m., we'll have a social hour and a raffle at Cafe de Arts.

Wednesday, May 16: Ride of Silence.  Meet at 7 p.m. outside Waukesha State Bank for a slow, silent ride in honor of people who have been killed or injured while biking on public roadways.  Ride is about 5 miles long and the pace won't exceed 12 miles an hour.  Wear a helmet.

Friday, May 18: Bikesha Social Ride.  A moderately-paced social ride and fundraiser. Leave from Cafe de Arts at 7 p.m., and return to downtown around 9:30 p.m.  Ride is about 15 miles long.  Bring along $10 to cover the cost of dinner back in downtown Waukesha, and front and rear lights for when it gets dark.

Saturday, May 19:  Neighborhood Bike Rodeo.  10-noon at Christ the Life Church, 3031 Summit Avenue, Waukesha.  Get your kids bikes out of the garage and bring them over for bike safety checks by Cyclesmith mechanics, helmet fittings, and a kids practice area and skills course!  Link.

Sunday, May 20:  Bike to Worship.  If your church or congregation is planning on hosting an event, contact us and we'll make a note of it on our website and blog.  If you want some ideas, send an e-mail to bikewaukesha@gmail.com and we'll be in touch!
The following congregations have indicated they will have activities for Bike to Worship on Sunday May 20:

Christ the Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3031 Summit Avenue, Waukesha.

First Congregational United Church of Christ, 100 East Broadway, Waukesha.

Waukesha City Church, located in St. Mattias Episcopal Church, 111 E Main St, Waukesha


We encourage you to also participate in the Kimberly-Clark Get Up and Ride National Bike Challenge.  This is a national bike challenge that will run from May 1 to August 31 with the goal of getting participants to bike 10 million miles.  Last year, over 4,500 participants in the Get Up & Ride Wisconsin Bike Challenge logged over 1.2 million bicycle miles between May and October!