FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 16-22 Celebrated as Bike to Work Week
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - As a part of National Bike Month, May 16-22 is recognized as the League of American Bicyclists’ Bike to Work Week. Several events are taking place in Morgantown to celebrate.
On Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m., BikeMorgantown is hosting a no-drop social ride. The ride will begin at the Spruce Street Farmer’s Market Pavilion and participants will learn about low-stress routes within the city. In the case of inclement weather, check the Morgantown Social Rides Facebook page.
The City of Morgantown in collaboration with WVU's Brad and Alys Smith Outdoor Economic Development Collaborative, Adventure WV, and WVU's Office of Sustainability will co-host three public events on Friday, May 20 for Bike to Work Day:
- Morning Commute Pit Stop: Hazel Ruby McQuain Park from 7:30-9 a.m.
Under the WVU pop-up tent along the Rail-Trail near the Ruby Amphitheater. Light refreshments including coffee, water and grab-and-go breakfast will be available for cyclists.
- Adventure WV West Run Woods Flow Trail Lunch Preview: WVU Student Recreation Center Short Term 4 lot flagpole from 12-1 p.m.
Meet by the WVU Student Recreation Center flagpole for an out-and-back ride of Morgantown’s newest trail.
- After-Work Cycling Social: Mountain State Brewing Company from 4-7 p.m.
Ride over to Mountain State Brewing Company to meet and mingle with fellow Morgantown biking community members.
All riders are encouraged to wear a helmet. If you are interested in tracking your routes, checking out other routes or sharing your favorite places to ride in Morgantown download the free Ride Spot app, hosted by People for Bikes.
Use the hashtag #BikeThere and tag Morgantown as a location on social to join in on the conversation. For more information on Bike Week, visit bikeleague.org.