The 7th Annual Kalamazoo Bike Week, May 12 – 19, 2018, will celebrate cycling in all of its forms. This week of special events is a way to promote cycling advocacy, awareness, education, and most importantly, fun!
KBW is designed for riders of all levels. We want to see people who are just starting to ride, those who are pulling cobwebs off their wheels after a few years, those who couldn’t imagine going a week without riding, and everyone in between.
Do you have a friend who has been thinking about riding? Please invite them to join you at one of the many events, either on or off the bike.
Grand Opening Ride: Celebrate the grand opening of the KRVT Downtown Connector by cycling this portion of the trail and then enjoying light refreshments (May 14 at 9:00 a.m., Mackenzie’s Bakery)
Local Bicycling Developments 2018 and Beyond: Learn about the League of American Bicyclists’ “Bike Friendly” Awards and what the future may bring for cycling in our community (May 16 at 4:00 p.m., KRESA – Wile Auditorium)
Ride of Silence: Pay tribute to fellow cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling by participating in this silent, slow ride (May 16 at 6:30 p.m., Millennium Park)
Pedal & Stretch: Yoga for Cyclists: Rebalance and revitalize your mind, body, and spirit in one of two yoga sessions (one slightly heated) tailored to cyclists (May 18 at noon and 5:30 p.m., Down Dog Yoga Center)
Mayor’s City to City Ride: Ride along with the mayors of Kalamazoo and Portage on an 8 mile, slow ride as they showcase parts of their cities (May 19 at 9:00 a.m., Portage Bicentennial Park Trail)
Bike-A-Palooza: Come out for a night of fun and dancing as you help Open Roads celebrate their 10th anniversary at this festive fundraiser (May 19 at 6:00 p.m., Kalamazoo Institute of Art)
For more information on these and other Kalamazoo Bike Week 2018 events, please visit the website: kalamazoobikeweek.com.
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