“Bike to Work and School Week” in Logan starts Monday, the beginning of what has become one of the fastest growing celebration weeks each year in the city.
“It’s a national week,” said Dayton Crites, Cache County Trails Planner. “It’s celebrated across the country. Also, May is National Bicycle Month. We are working with great local businesses that want to support cycling in the community and have good reason to do so.
“We’re putting on an event where every morning there are commuter breakfasts at multiple locations across town. At the end of the week, Friday, there is an opportunity to ride with the Logan City mayor and share thoughts on riding bicycles as transportation.”
He said the hope is to get people to try riding bikes places for transportation.
“We wanted to incentivize more than just riding to one place so we have gotten participation from lots of businesses here in town that have supported us through this where you can go get a ‘passport’. When you go into a sponsoring store and there is a discount in that passport you get the discount when you get it stamped.
“On top of that, each one of those stamps acts as your raffle ticket that you bring to our Friday night social at Stokes Nature Center.”
He said the Friday morning ride with Mayor Craig Peterson is an opportunity to pedal around Logan looking at some of the ways the city has been working at making the community more connected via trails and active transportation facilities.
The Newport Folk Revival will provide live music Friday night, 5:30-8:30 at the Ride, Raffle and Concert at the Stokes Nature Center.
“We will gather at First Dam Friday at 5:30. Some people don’t know this, but there is a way to leave First Dam, pedal your bike all the way to Stokes Nature Center and we don’t even have to see the highway; it’s trails the whole way in.
He said there is information about all the Bike To Work Week events and locations at <a href=”https://trails.cachecounty.org/#news” target=”_blank”>trails.cachecounty.org</a>.