• TAMC Hosts Bike Ride in Salinas for National Bank Month

    The Transportation Agency for Monterey County announced that in recognition of “National Bike Month” a “Salinas Community Bicycle Ride” will be held at 10:00 a.m., this Saturday, May 30.  This free, easy, family-friendly bicycle ride, sponsored by Pedali Alpini, Inc, will begin in front of the Salinas City Hall, located at 200 Lincoln Avenue and continues through the streets of Salinas.

    In order to participate, be sure to bring a bicycle helmet, a street-legal bicycle and a signed release of liability (parents must sign for minors) and most importantly, a willingness to have fun on a bicycle!

    The community bike ride will end at Saladpalooza in downtown. Saladpalooza is the free festival celebrating fresh local produce and participants can help make the longest salad bar in the world. The festival features tasty creations by local chefs, Salinas Valley wines, edible art, educational opportunities and live musical entertainment in downtown Salinas from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

    Bike Month is also an opportunity to improve your bicycling skills.  To brush up on the rules of the road and how to bicycle safely:

    1. Complete the Online Session: www.bikeed.org; and
    2. Attend the “Bike Skillz” Road Session at CSUMB Alumni & Visitors Center on May 30, 2015 from 10am-1pm (helmet and bicycle required)

    Interested in teaching bicycle safety in your community?  Completing the online session and road session will count toward the League of American Bicyclists Safety Instructor certification.

    Sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, National Bike Month was established in 1956, to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and to encourage more folks to try bicycling. Bicycling is part of a sustainable, multimodal transportation system and a viable and environmentally sound form of transportation. It encourages outdoor activities, reduces pollution, congestion, improves health, well-being, quality of life, and provides economic benefits.  It can also be just a lot of fun!

    For more information about these free Bike Month events call (831) 775-4403 or www.tamcmonterey.org and click on the “Bike Month 2015” banner. You can also contact, Theresa Wright, Community Outreach Coordinator, at (831) 775-4411 or Theresa@tamcmonterey.org.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on May 27, 2015

    Topics: Front PG News

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