May is National Bike Month in Wichita. The city is hosting various fun, informative biking activities throughout the month.
If you usually drive to work, today is a good day to bring out the bike and helmet for Bike to Work Day.
From 6:30-9:30 a.m., the city is hosting breakfast bike stations for those who bike to work — serving fruit, water and granola bars.
There are eight locations located along bike paths and lanes:
- Wichita Art Museum, 1400 Museum Boulevard
- 150 N Mosley Street
- Johnson’s Garden Center, 2707 W 13th Street N
- Bicycle X-Change, 908 W Douglas Avenue
- The Keeper of the Plains, 650 N Seneca Street
- Sedgwick County Extension Education Center, 7001 W 21st Street
- E 2nd Street N and N Fountain Street
- Sedgwick County Fire Station 36, 5055 S. Oliver Street
Other Bike to Work events include:
- Bike to Work Lunch: Riders who bike to work can stop by the Old Town Farmers Market from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Jimmy John’s sandwiches
- Bike Share ICT 1st Birthday: At noon, city officials will announce the expansion of Bike Share ICT
- Free bike rides: Bike Share ICT will offer free bike rides starting today until the end of May — use the code “BIRTHDAY”
By focusing on biking activities throughout the city, officials hope people see that biking is a great way to move around the city.
“More people are reporting that they bike for commuting and not just recreation,” said Becky Tuttle, the YMCA Community Development director.
Wichita continues to find ways to increase ridership. The city has made several safety improvements to bike lanes, bike paths and bike crossings.
“We always want to remind the community that biking is a safe and reliable form of transportation,” said Tuttle.