National Bike Challenge

Photo by: Chicago Department of Transportation

National Bike Challenge starts this Sunday.
May 9th-13th, 2016

PeopleForBikes’ Green Lane Project has announced the inaugural National Protected Bike Lane Week. PeopleForBikes hopes local governments and advocacy groups will use the week to highlight protected bike lanes through ribbon-cutting ceremonies, pop-up bike lanes or other activities groups think of to promote protected bike lanes.

“Protected bike lanes are going mainstream, thanks to hard work by U.S. cities, political leaders and advocacy groups,” Martha Roskowski, vice president of local innovation for PeopleForBikes, said in a press release. “The lanes are becoming the gold standard for turning busy streets into safe and comfortable places to ride.”

To encourage participation, PeopleForBikes will offer up to 10, $500 grants to local groups that hold celebrations during the week.