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The City of Gulf Shores will celebrate National Bike Month during the month of May with the following events: Bike to School Day on May 5, Bike to Work Day on May 21 and Bike to Work Week on May 17-23.
National Bike to School Day will take place on Wednesday, May 5. The Gulf Shores Police Department will be assisting with this event. There will be two meeting locations where children can meet to depart for school: Kids Park Playground area (located in Sims Park) and Meyer Park. For students meeting at the Kids Park Playground area, the departure time will be at 7:15 a.m. For students meeting at Meyer Park, the departure time will be at 7:30 a.m. Participating students will arrive to school at approximately 7:45 a.m. There will be a return ride held after school. Participants should wear a helmet.
National Bike to Work Week will take place on May 17-23, and the official Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 21. The public is encouraged to put on their helmets and make their trip to work on their bike during this day and week to celebrate National Bike Month.
“With Gulf Shores being named a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists, these events are essential to maintaining that status within our community,” said City of Gulf Shores Zoning Administrator Andy Bauer. “This is an opportunity for us, the City of Gulf Shores, to further invest in our residents, both adults and children, by promoting a healthy lifestyle as we encourage a more active bicycling community.”
National Bike Month, established in 1956, is sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists. This month presents a chance to showcase all of the benefits of bicycling and encourage the public to participate.
For more information on the listed events for Bike Month, visit www.gulfshoresal.gov/bikeevents or contact Andy Bauer at 251-968-1151.