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June 28 Bike-centennial Ride: Cardinal Spirits and the City of Bloomington are celebrating the Bike-centennial Bloomington style --with bicycles and spirit. Join us on Thursday, June 28 for a family-friendly bicycle ride around town. We will celebrate our bicycle culture and whiskey history. According to local history, the map of Bloomington was signed over a barrel of whiskey! After the ride, Cardinal Spirits will host activities to celebrate the summer. The ride will meet at Cardinal Spirits at 5:30pm and end at 7:00pm. Everyone is invited to enjoy the Summer Celebration after the ride. This event is free and family-friend. Sign up to participate in the ride here.  (Note: this event was previously scheduled for Thursday, June 21, but the date was changed due to thunderstorms.)

Bicycling in 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 2011 US Census 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, sidepaths, sidewalks and other bicycle and pedestrian-friendly facilities.