Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Bike to Work Day

Bicycle Awareness Month is May, and Bike to Work Day is on Friday, May 20. There are events that highlight bicycle awareness all over the state, here are a few that were sent to us.

In Lawrence- Homeless Shelter Event. May 21, members of the Bike Coop along with League of American Cyclist Certified Instructors, will be teaching a commuter and safety class to guests at the Lawrence Community Shelter (homeless shelter). The people who take this three-hour course will earn locks, lights, bicycle repair tools and helmets and those who don't have bikes, will earn them and those, also.

They have the bicycles, but need monetary or supply donations to help provide locks, lights, helmets and bicycle repair tools for those completing the course. Here is the sign up for donations.

Earn a bike in May. Volunteers help us work on bikes, organize at our shop in Lawrence on Mondays, 6-8 p.m. After 10 hours of volunteering, they earn a bike from our collection. Here is the volunteer sign up.

May bicycle, tool and donation drive. We are only able to do what we do because of the generosity of those who donate their time, resources and talents. In May, we are collecting bicycles, bicycle tools, parts and monetary donations. For more information on how to donate parts, bikes and tools, email Monetary donations may be made online at

Wichita-  Bike Walk Wichita has a website that explains the happenings in the month of May as well as their tips for safe riding. 

Manhattan- On the city's website there are links to safe riding tips as well has having a list of bicycle related events in the Little Apple this month. 

Topeka- The Topeka Cycle Project  has the Topeka Ride of Silence on Wednesday, May 18, and the Glenda Taylor Ride on Sunday, May 22, for more details their calendar is linked here. 

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