As the number of cyclists in town has gradually increased, Downtown On the Go is excited to finally announce:
2015 is the Year of the Bike in Tacoma.
Following Mayor Strickland’s formal proclamation on Feb. 10, we kicked off the Year of the Bike on Feb. 12 with a free screening of the bicycle documentary AfterMass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland. A packed house stayed afterwards for a Q&A discussion about Tacoma’s bicycle community. (See photos from the event on Facebook.) Many of you are motivated to see more people riding bikes in Tacoma and the Year of the Bike is just beginning!
In April Downtown On the Go will start a monthly Bike Train ride series of casual after-work meet-ups for new and experienced bike commuters. We’ll also be hosting several events during May for Bike Month. How will you get involved in the Year of the Bike?
3 Ways You Can Make 2015 the #YEAROFTHEBIKE
1. Ride Your Bike! Bike to school, bike to a friend’s house, bike to the coffee shop, bike anywhere. Ride by yourself or ride in a group. It doesn’t have to be far or difficult. Find and share ride ideas at Bike253.com
2. Make Your Voice Heard. Tell our City Council that you want a city built for bikes. Citizens’ Forums are held every second Tuesday of the month at the Tacoma Municipal Building and give you an open-mic opportunity to speak directly to your elected city officials.
3. Be a Bicycle Ambassador. Downtown On the Go is looking for active members of the biking community to help grow the number of people on bikes in Tacoma. To get involved, call us at 253-682-1739, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch for Year of the Bike posters in your neighborhood and track all of your bike trips at piercetrips.com. Enjoy the ride!
Check out this Year of the Bike update on TV Tacoma’s CityLine!