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City Announces May 15 is Bike to Work Day 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 13, 2015

For more information, please contact:

Vince Caristo, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, City of Bloomington Planning and Transportation Department, 812.349.3423

Steve Cotter, Natural Resources Manager, City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, 812.349.3700


City Announces May 15 is Bike to Work Day 2015


Bloomington, Ind. -The City of Bloomington encourages residents to travel by bicycle on National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 15. Participants can register their commute on Bloomington's Bike to Work Day website for a chance to a win a gift certificate to a local bike shop.

Bike to Work Day marks the height of the Bloomington Bikes Month, which includes a series events in May aimed at promoting bicycling as a safe and viable recreation and transportation alternative. The event also will include the Fifth Annual Bike to Work Day Block Party, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., hosted by Bloomingfoods at 316 W. Sixth St. The event will feature bike-friendly businesses and food, drink and music. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Autism Society of Indiana's iCan Bike Camp for young people with disabilities.

"Bicycling is an enjoyable, healthy, sustainable and cost-effective way to get to work and around town," said Vince Caristo, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator. "As part of the City's commitment to being a Bicycle Friendly Community, we are always striving to improve opportunities for bicycling in Bloomington."

More information on Bloomington Bikes Month can be found on the City's website. For more information about biking in Bloomington, visit the Biking in Bloomington website.

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