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News story featuring Matthew talking about biking in Winston-Salem [video]


The Winston-Salem Bicycle & Pedestrian Program is promoting Bike Week, May 14 – 18, with daily events to encourage bicycling and raise awareness of bicycles as a healthy, low-cost means of getting to work. Cyclists are welcome to attend any of the events, which will offer a variety of goods and services, including free bike inspections, free refreshments, and free advice.

On Monday, May 14, the Robinhood Road Family YMCA, 3474 Robinhood Road,
Winston-Salem, will have an information table out from 7 to 9 a.m.

Tuesday, May 15, will be “Bike to Market Day” at Cobblestone Farmers Market, Third Street and Patterson Avenue. Matthew Burczyk, the Winston-Salem bicycle & pedestrian coordinator, will have maps and information from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mock Orange Bikes will have a display and information about gear for commuter biking. Also on Tuesday, the Kernersville Family YMCA, 1113 W. Mountain St., Kernersville, will have an information table out from 7 to 9 a.m.

On Wednesday, May 16, Wake Forest Baptist Health will hold a Bike to Work day as part of its Employee Health & Wellness Day. Also on Wednesday, the William G. White Family YMCA, 775 West End Blvd., Winston-Salem, will have an information table out from 7 to 9 a.m.; and Mock Orange Bikes, 492 West End Blvd., Winston-Salem, will sponsor a Ride of Silence at 7 p.m. to honor cyclists who were injured or killed while riding their bikes.
On Thursday, May 17, the Winston Lake Family YMCA, 901 Waterworks Road, Winston-Salem, will have an information table out from 7 to 9 a.m.

On Friday, May 18, a Bike to Work Celebration will be held for cyclists from 7 to 9 a.m. in front of the Forsyth County Government Center, 201 N. Chestnut St., Winston-Salem. Free Walking Wednesday Adventure t-shirts will be available on a first-come basis, along with maps and information for cyclists, and sign-ups for the Triad Commute Challenge. Also on Friday, the Jerry Long Family YMCA, 1150 S. Peace Haven Road, Clemmons, will have an information table out from 7 to 9 a.m.

Bike Week is sponsored by the Winston-Salem Bicycle & Pedestrian Program, the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina, the Forsyth County Health Department, Mock Orange Bikes, The Cobblestone Farmers Market, and Wake Forest Baptist Health.

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For more information call City Link 311.

 

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