Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Bike Initiative Keweenaw: Enjoy Green Film on bikes May 19; Bike to Work May 20

The Keweenaw's BIKE TO WORK DAY is Friday, May 20 -- sponsored by Bike Initiative Keweenaw. (Poster courtesy Joshua Myles and Bike Initiative Keweenaw)

HOUGHTON -- Bike Initiative Keweenaw invites everyone to two events this week:

For inspiration: The 2015 film Bikes v. Cars, this month's Green Film Series selection, will be shown from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., followed by discussion, Thursday, May 19, in 135 Fisher Hall at Michigan Tech (New Location!). FREE! Enjoy refreshments provided by Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (bring your mug!) Bike Initiative Keweenaw members will facilitate the discussion.

Come early and RIDE A BIKE before the film -- try riding some interesting and different bikes -- mini mini bikes loaned from Cross Country Sports, maybe a chopper bike, too! Also two long bikes from Curt Webb and Keren Tischler. It should be fun! Meet at the doorway to Fisher Hall at 6:30 p.m.

About the Film (90 min.): Traffic gridlock around the world is frustrating people, wasting their time, polluting the air and contributing to climate change. The film documents cyclists’ struggle in a society dominated by cars -- from bike activists in Sao Paulo and Los Angeles fighting for safe bike lanes, to the city of Copenhagen where 40 percent commute daily by bike.

Imagine a world where cities make room for bicyclists!

For exercise, fresh air and a gesture to help the environment: Participate in BIKE TO WORK DAY Friday, May 20!

Kick off the National Bike Challenge by biking or walking to your destination and enjoy snacks and giveaways at one of the community rest stops set up by Bike Initiative Keweenaw volunteers in Houghton, Hancock, South Range, Calumet and Lake Linden. Click here for more details, including locations of the rest stops.

Learn more about the National Bike Challenge, see local bike route maps and more on the  Bike Initiative Keweenaw Web site.

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