Lincoln celebrates Bike to Work Week

Is it any wonder that a bike-friendly city like Lincoln is joining the nationwide movement?

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – It’s Bike to Work Week pretty much everywhere, and Lincoln is certainly joining in. Already a very bike-friendly community, things are just a bit more friendly this week.

With all sorts of deals offered to bicyclists throughout the week, there’s already some strong motivation to pick up your bike helmet. But that’s only the start of the week’s events.

“We’re kicking off the week with a morning coffee at The Mill”, says Transportation Planner Stephanie Rouse with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Department. “We’ve done this in past years, where bikers can stop by between 7 and 9 am, get a free cup of coffee, talk with staff that are located there, talk with other bike enthusiasts or bike commuters that show up.”

Beyond the opening morning, there are safety courses lined up all through the week, all leading up to a big finish.

“Our most exciting event is a bike parade wrapup on Friday night at the Jane Snyder Trails Center”, says Rouse. “We’re inviting families, individuals, to stop down and decorate their bikes.”

While the week promises to be a lot of fun, it’s also Bike Lincoln’s big chance to show why biking is so important.

“It’s a real benefit to have more people bike commuting”, notes Rouse. “It’s healthy, it also benefits getting more cars off the road, and reducing congestion. It’s a great way to get to and from the office as well.”

Roads, trails, whatever you choose, Lincoln has it all, and there’s likely to be an option that leads to your workplace. If you think this may be the week to check it out, you can also check out the Bike to Work Week webpage for all the details about this week and more fun planned throughout the summer.

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