Bike, Walk & Wheel Week events

Friday, April 30, 2010 | 2:49 p.m. CDT; updated 9:41 a.m. CDT, Sunday, May 2, 2010

COLUMBIA — PedNet's and GetAbout Columbia's Bike, Walk and Wheel week kicks off Saturday. To celebrate, a number of events are planned around the city.

Saturday, May 1

"Young at Heart" Ride with Darwin Hindman

  • a 13-mile trip around Columbia
  • 11 a.m. at Flat Branch Park Playground


Family Ride to the Bike, Walk & Wheel Week Kick Off Celebration


  • Family ride on the MKT trail to Flat Branch Park 
  • 12:30-3:30 p.m. at Forum Trailhead


Bike, Walk & Wheel Kick-Off Celebration

  • Offering refreshments, a bike equipment expo and a bicycle polo exhibition match.
  • 1-4 p.m. at Flat Branch Park


Sunday, May 2

Cycle Recycle

Get a free, refurbished bike 

  • Line vouchers given out at 9 a.m., and bikes will be given away at noon
  • GetAbout Columbia Office is at 101 N. 7th St.


Wheelchair Roll

  • Enjoy a "recreational roll" around Stephens Lake Park, followed by free wheelchair detailing and refreshments for participants.
  • 3-5 p.m. at Island Shelter in Stephens Lake Park


Monday, May 3

  •  Confident City Cycling Class (May 3, 5 and 7)
  • Geared to build bike confidence and to make you a better rider. Will go over bike safety, how to change a tire and crash avoidance techniques.
  • Ages 14 and up
  • Cost: $20
  • To register call 573-874-7460

Urban Bicycle Ride

  • Explore central Columbia neighborhoods on a 20-mile ride.
  • 6:00 p.m. at the GetAbout Columbia Office, 101 N. 7th St.

Tuesday, May 4

Adult Beginner Bike Riding Lessons

  • Learn how to ride a bike
  • Bike required
  • To register call 573-442-7189
  • Space limited to 10 students
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the GetAbout Columbia Office

Wednesday, May 5

Brown Bag Lunch Seminar: Commuting by Bike

  • Bring your lunch and learn about the benefits of riding your bike to work
  • To register call 573-442-7189
  • Noon to 1:00 p.m. at the GetAbout Columbia Office

MKT Secret Access Trail Ride

  • Go to shopping areas and neighborhoods via the MKT Trail. Find out ways to get to the MU campus.
  • 20-mile ride
  • 6:00 p.m. at the Flat Branch Park Gazebo, on the corner of 4th and Cherry streets

Thursday, May 6

Try Transit Free Day

  • City buses are free all day

Bike Maintenance Workshop

  • Learn about bike maintenance: how to replace an inner tube and how to make cable and brake adjustments
  • 6:30-7:45 p.m. at Walt's Bicycle Fitness and Wilderness Co., 1217 Rogers St.

Friday, May 7

Walk to School Day

  • If your school is interested in participating, call GetAbout Columbia at 573-442-7189

Breakfast Station Day

  • Free breakfast at a number of locations around Columbia
  • 7-9:00 a.m.

Bike-In Cinema

  • See the documentary Eco-School House. There will also be local musicians, food and a bike raffle.
  • 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Blue Note

Saturday, May 8

Mayor's Council on Physical Fitness and Health Expo

  • 6-7:30 p.m. at Youzeum, 608 Cherry St.

Youzeum Starlight Bike Ramble

  • Recreational bike ride through Columbia at dusk with the Mayor's Council
  • 8 p.m. at the YouZeum


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