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Duluth celebrates Bus Bike Walk Month

"Bus Bike Walk Month" is a celebration that brings together bicyclists, businesses, art hounds, outdoor enthusiasts, active commuters and families that share a mutual love for busing, biking, and walking. The events of Bus Bike Walk Month will encourage and inspire our community to give a new mode of transportation a try. A complete listing of events may be found here. Below are some highlights.

This May is the 2015 Bus Bike Walk Challenge sponsored by Minnesota Power and Duluth Transit Authority. Take the bus, bike, or walk instead of driving just once in May for your chance to win prizes. Document your trip on Facebook with a photo or status update with the hashtag #BusBikeWalkDuluth to be entered into a weekly prize drawing.

National Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 15. Stop by Minnesota Power Plaza, Lake Avenue and Superior Street, 6:30-8:30 a.m. for free coffee, a free bike tune-up and a light breakfast. Learn how to load your bike on a DTA bus. The DTA will be providing free rides for bicyclists (with your bike) for the day.

The Bicycle Friendly Business Awards reception is 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19 at Zeitgeist Arts, 222 E. Superior St. Find out how these businesses support and encourage their customers and employees to bike to their establishments.

Fix-a-flat demos 4:30-7:30 p.m. are on Wednesday, May 20 at the public bike repair station at Endion Station, 200 Lake Place Drive in Canal Park. Drop by for a quick 10-minute demo on how to fix-a-flat, learn the ABC Quick Check and get your basic maintenance questions answered.

Youth bike rodeo 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, May 21 at Myers-Wilkins Elementary School, 1027 N. 8th Ave. E. A variety of stations will teach safe riding skills for youth up to fifth grade. Bring your bike.

Specialized Women's Ride Day Sunday, May 31. Fourth annual cycling event encouraging and supporting existing and emerging women riders. Details TBA. Follow The Ski Hut on Facebook and check out www.theskihut.com.

THE CHALLENGE AT A GLANCE

The whole month of May ~ Take the bus, bike, or walk instead of driving just once in for your chance to win prizes.

Friday, May 15 ~ National Bike to Work Day

Tuesday, May 19, 4-6 p.m. ~ Bicycle Friendly Business Awards reception,.Zeitgeist Arts

Wednesday, May 20 Fix-a-flat demos 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the public bike repair station at Endion Station, 200 Lake Place Drive in Canal Park

Thursday, May 21 ~ Youth bike rodeo, 4-6 p.m Myers-Wilkins Elementary School

Sunday, May 31 ~ Women's Ride Day

See also: Pedaling toward greater awareness

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