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May is Bikes Month!

Check out one of the many fun events happening during the month of May. If you know of other bicycling events around town, please feel free to share those by emailing Beth at rosenbab@bloomington.in.gov.


Women's Ride Annual Women's Ride: Cancelled

The weather is continuing to conspire against us. This week (5/22/2017) predicts rain on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Please check out the weekly social ride with the B-Town Free Parking Squad Also check out Women's Nights and other events at the Bloomington Bike Project Questions? Contact Beth Rosenbarger at rosenbab@bloomington.in.gov.

Check out the older Facebook event .


Bike to Work Day 2017 events

Friday, May 19: Bike to Work Day and Bike to Work Day Party

Participate in National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 19, 2017. There are a few ways to participate. First, choose to bicycle to work on this day. If you do bike to work, be sure to register so you're eligible for prizes from the Parks and Recreation Department. Also, feel free to swing by one of three encouragement stations hosted around town: on the B-Line near Dodds, on the Courthouse Square, or near the Sample Gates. Finally, attend the Bike to Work Day Party. This celebration will be a Block Party Event on Grant Street, between Kirkwood Ave. and 6th Street. Stop by to enjoy some food in the street, learn a few skateboarding tricks, check out new accessories from local bike shops, or share your opinion on how to make bicycling better in Bloomington. Whether you biked to work or not, the Party is for everyone who wants to support walking and bicycling in Bloomington. Come join us!

Click here to check out the Bike to Work Day page and register to Bike to Work


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2017 Local-Motion Grant Program

BPSC is making funds available to support local initiatives that also promote a bicycle and walk friendly culture. The grants are geared toward small projects or small pieces of larger projects as funding is limited. Applying includes scheduling a meeting with the Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator as well as presenting to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Commission. Stay tuned for 2017 program dates!


Click here for details on the Local-Motion Grant Program.


2014 Bike Map Cover Bloomington-Monroe County Bike Map

Whether you prefer to pull those Monroe County hills or zip across town, these maps are perfect for all of your bicycling adventures.

Click here to get the new bike map.



Guide to BikePed Logo Guide to Bicycle and Pedestrian Infrastructure

Whether you are driving, biking, or walking, our new Guide to Understanding Bicycle and Pedestrian Infrastructure will explain the ins and outs of nearly every type of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure you might encounter on our streets.


About Bloomington

The City of Bloomington is proud to be recognized as a Gold-level "Bicycle Friendly Community" by the League of American Bicyclists, for "longstanding commitments to providing safe accommodation and facilities for bicyclists, and for their efforts to encourage bicycle travel for transportation and recreation." Bloomington was the first League-designated "Bicycle Friendly Community" in Indiana, and the highest rated community in the eastern United States.

The City of Bloomington works to develop a connected network of safe and convenient facilities that enable people of all ages and mobilities to walk or bike to their destinations. Recent data from the US Census (2011 ACS 1-YR estimates) ranks Bloomington #2 in the country for the percentage of people who walk or bike to work, among cities with greater than 65,000 people.

Choosing to walk or bike will ultimately reduce traffic congestion in the City and improve the health, fitness, and quality of life of Bloomington's residents. The Bloomington Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Commission actively works towards alternative transportation goals by doing the following activities: identifying and alleviating safety issues for bicyclists and pedestrians; educating bicyclists and pedestrians (and motorists too) on their rights and responsibilities; advocating the use and construction of trails, bike lanes, side-paths, sidewalks and other bicycle and pedestrian friendly facilities.

For information on Bloomington's landmark plan to become one of the most bicycle friendly communities in the country, check out the final report of the Bloomington Platinum Biking Task Force, Breaking Away: Journey to Platinum.

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Leave a comment or suggestion about bicycling issues:

We're always interested in hearing new ideas and insights about how to make Bloomington more bikeable. Let us know what you think by giving us a call at (812) 349-3423 or by sending us an e-mail.

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