Ozark Greenways

Bike, Walk & Wheel Week in May


Bike Walk & Wheel Week --- May 14-18, 2018 --- PRESENTED BY HY-VEE
Where will your route take you? Which active transportation mode(s) will you choose that week to get to work, school, lunch, the store, to meetings, or to visit friends? Whether it's your first time or you're a pro at using Springfield's active transportation options, plan to join us that week by leaving your car behind at least one time to get where you need to go --- by biking, taking the bus, carpooling, walking, telecommuting, or any combination. Individuals and teams can participate! Schools are welcome to participate earlier if it fits their schedule better. Please share our Flier and our brand new Video and Cher the Road Video and The Link Video and our Cartoon PSA. Join us on social media for prizes and more!

1) Let us know that you (or your team) are participating by emailing Lori. Then you:
2) >>> CLICK HERE to report your participation (Report either during or after the event. Prize deadline is 6/1/18.) <<<
(Team members each report their own participation days, including their team name. If not participating with a team, select "individual" when reporting.)
3) We'll send prizes to all who report their participation by 6/1/18!
All active trips that week are eligible - so plan to walk to lunch, bike to work, bus to a friend's house, or carpool to a meeting - then let us know, so we can give away more prizes! Everyone who reports at least one active trips that week will receive a Panera Bread voucher from us for a free bagel and coffee (or cookie), and other cool prizes. We'll have giveaways all week - randomly and on social media - including tshirts, hats, stickers, gift certificates, and lots of free movie passes to the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema!
Questions? Contact lori@ozarkgreenways.org (417) 864-2015.

TEAMS & INDIVIDUALS CAN PARTICIPATE --- New! All active trips that week count
Are you a team leader in charge of rallying your staff, co-workers, or students to participate in Bike Walk & Wheel Week? We can help you plan your strategy. Not on a team? No problem, you can participate on your own.

GET READY --- Choose mode, Plan route, Prep gear
Springfield has a network of 81 miles of on-street bike routes, and over 70 miles of greenways, and this event allows us to show them off! Find out how easy it can be for many residents to leave their car behind once in a while, or on a regular basis. Use our bike route & greenway maps and the City Utilities bus map, as well as tips from Let's Go Smart and the League of American Bicyclists. Here's how to wear your helmet properly and how to bike around town properly. And check out Springfield's 12 cool bike aide stations.

FREE CITY BUS --- Ride free that week when traveling with a bike
City Utilities will give free city bus rides all that week to those traveling with a bike! Each bus has an easy-to-use bike rack on the front. Springfield's friendly bus drivers will happily help you with the rack, or your bus route, if needed.

ACTIVITES THAT WEEK --- Stay tuned for updates
Friday, May 18, 4:00-6:00pm - Join OG for a Trail Mix activity at the Springfield Trailhead, 3845 W. Kearney Street on the Frisco Highline Trail. Come meet local sculptor, Joe Malesky, as we take in unusable parts from bikes, skates, skateboards, wheelchairs, etc. for a trail sculpture he'll be creating for the trailhead! Pineapple Whip will be set up at the trailhead during the Trail Mixer --- selling $1 Whips with all proceeds going to Ozark Greenways!

Print our Bike Month Bingo page here. If you reach Bingo, take your photo with your completed page and post to any of our social media to win a very cool prize! Or email it to Mary and we'll post it for you. Use hashtags: #OzarkGreenways  #BikeWalkWheelWeek

There are lots of resources for teaching bicycle safety in schools. If you're with a school and would like more information, let us know! Here are a couple things to get you started: Word Search and Word Scramble and Helmet Safety

THANK YOU! --- 2018 Sponsors of Springfield's "Bike, Walk & Wheel Week"
Ozark Greenways couldn't do what we do without the financial support of individuals, businesses, organizations, and agencies. One way to help is to become a sponsor! To sponsor, email Lori or call (417) 864-2015.

>> Presented by HY-VEE! <<
>> Hosted by Ozark Greenways <<
Panera Bread
City Utilities of Springfield
Ozark Adventures
O'Reilly Auto Parts
Anderson Engineering
Pineapple Whip
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Kuat Racks
Bambinos Cafe
Associated Electric Cooperative
Missouri Foundation for Health
Missouri Off-Road Cyclists (MORC)
Murney & Associates Realtors
DoubleTree by Hilton/O'Reilly Hospitality 
Lamar Advertising
Safe Kids Springfield
Springbike Club

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