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Celebrate Bike Month in Hutto

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Bike Hutto is very excited to be having some really wonderful events and opportunities throughout National Bike Month!  Throughout the month, use the #BikeMonthHutto hashtag to share with us what you’re doing to help celebrate through bicycling!

Events:

BikeRackRibbonCutting_HuttoPublicLibrary_050215MAY 2ND 10AM-11:30AM   BIKE RACK RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY AND BIKE MONTH KICK OFF

Bike Hutto is excited to be teaming up with the Hutto Public Library for a celebration of the newly installed bike rack at the library! We will be starting off with a free Bike Maintenance 101 workshop led by Ben Block at 10am, followed by the ribbon cutting ceremony and additional activities to be announced. Plus a great display of bicycling books for all ages!  The weather should be beautiful so make sure to grab the whole family and ride on over for this very special event!
Special thanks to the Hutto Public Library and the Friends of the Hutto Public Library for all their help in putting this together!!

BikeHutto_NationalBikeSchoolDay_2015MAY 6TH   NATIONAL BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY

As part of of National Bike Month, schools and communities around the country will celebrate the fourth annual National Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Join in the fun by having you or your child bike to and from school that day!! Remember to be safe. Helmets are recommended. Stay on bike paths and sidewalks. Obey the crossing guards.

Why bike to school?
It’s fun! Walking and bicycling bring a sense of joy and independence.

Healthier habits. The trip to school is a chance for children (and adults!) to get the physical activity they need.

Cleaner environment. Replacing car trips to school with walking or bicycling can reduce congestion and airpolluting emissions. Passenger cars, trucks, motorcycles, and SUVs together account for 62 percent of transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions.1 The transportation sector is responsible for one third of all carbon dioxide emissions in the US.2 Air quality is measurably better at schools located in neighborhoods with integrated street and sidewalk networks, and these schools have more students arriving by bicycle and on foot.

Promotes safety. Building sidewalks, providing education programs and adding traffic calming measures are some of the ways to improve safety. Encouraging walking and bicycling to school can help build support for infrastructure improvements for the trip to school and the broader community.

Community benefits. Reducing traffic congestion and creating a sense of neighborhood by being outside walking and bicycling benefit the community.

BikeHutto_HomeandGardenShow_2015MAY 9TH 9AM-12PM   BIKE HUTTO BOOTH AT HUTTO HOME AND GARDEN SHOW

Downtown Hutto‘s Central Texas Home and Garden Show is going to a FANTASTIC event full of vendor booths, speakers, and demonstrators. Make sure while you’re out there that day though to swing by Farley and Main St., where Bike Hutto will be having a booth. Become a free member and get a free gift for your garden PLUS be entered to win a bicycle garden art raffle prize! We will also have Bike Month Bingo Cards! And if you bring your bicycle over, we will be happy to do a little tune up (i.e.fill your tires and grease your chain)!

Make sure to check out the awesome event page for the Home and Garden Show so you can be kept posted on which vendors and speakers will be there!
https://www.facebook.com/events/392218284272408/

BikeHutto_NationalBiketoWorkDay_2015MAY 11TH-15TH  NATIONAL BIKE TO WORK WEEK / DAY

May 11th-15th is National Bike to Work Week, with May 15th being National Bike to Work Day. With increased interest in healthy, sustainable and economic transportation options, it’s not surprising that the number of bicycle commuters has grown. On the 15th, make an effort to bike to work if it is possible (and safe). And if you are unable, at least try to use the bike for transportation sometime that week!

Some fun facts about commuting to work:

Bicycle commuting burns an average of 540 calories per hour.

The average person loses 13 lbs in the first year of commuting by bike.

A daily 4-mile bike commute will save about 66 gallons of fuel per year

With 350 calories, a bicyclist can travel 10 miles, a pedestrian 3.5 miles, and an automobile 100 feet.

If the average person biked to work or shopping once every two weeks instead of driving, we could prevent the pollution of close to one billion gallons of gasoline from entering the atmosphere every year.

Since 2000, bike commuting has grown by 62 percent.

There were 882,198 bike commuters in 2013.

From 2000 to 2013, there was a 62% growth in the number of Americans commuting by bike.

83% of Americans say obesity is their No. 1 health concern.

BikeHutto_COOPMarketNights_2015MAY 14TH 5PM-7PM   BIKE HUTTO BOOTH AT CO-OP MARKET NIGHTS

We are so very excited to be part of the new Hutto Farmer’s Market, CO-OP Market Nights during #BikeMonth. Hosted by Downtown Hutto, offerings at the market will include fresh local produce, homemade baked and canned goods, homemade soap, as well as handmade arts and crafts.
Visit the Bike Hutto booth to become a free member and be entered to win a bicycle garden art raffle prize! We will also have Bike Month Bingo Cards! And if you bring your bicycle over, we will be happy to do a little tune up (i.e.fill your tires and grease your chain)!

Make sure to check out the awesome event page for the CO-OP Market Nights so you can be kept posted on which vendors will be there!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1381394012173482/

BikeHutto_SocialRidePicnic_051615MAY 16TH 11AM-1PM   HUTTO LAKE PARK SOCIAL RIDE AND PICNIC

Bike over to Hutto Lake Park on Saturday, May 16th for a social picnic and ride through the park. Bring your own meat to grill and will have potato salad, coleslaw, waters, etc.

And if Hutto Lake Park is too long of a ride for the kiddos, drive on over with the bikes on the back so you can still enjoy riding around the lake and the picnic!  The park includes a mile long trail around the lake.  Plus a dock for fishing and a bird blind for birdwatching.

Make sure to let us know if you are coming so we know how many people to expect and how many picnic tables to snag when we get there!

Hope to see you then!

BikeHutto_COOPMarketNights_2015MAY 21ST 5PM-7PM   BIKE HUTTO BOOTH AT CO-OP MARKET NIGHTS

We are so very excited to be part of the new Hutto Farmer’s Market, CO-OP Market Nights during #BikeMonth. Hosted by Downtown Hutto, offerings at the market will include fresh local produce, homemade baked and canned goods, homemade soap, as well as handmade arts and crafts.
Visit the Bike Hutto booth to become a free member and be entered to win a bicycle garden art raffle prize! We will also have Bike Month Bingo Cards! And if you bring your bicycle over, we will be happy to do a little tune up (i.e.fill your tires and grease your chain)!

Make sure to check out the awesome event page for the CO-OP Market Nights so you can be kept posted on which vendors will be there!
https://www.facebook.com/events/772589832823435/

Programs:

FREE MEMBERSHIP

Bike Hutto is excited to be introducing its new membership program!  This will be a FREE program the first year.  Members will get a membership card mailed to them that will be able to be used for future discounts and events to be announced.  Members will also receive a special email newsletter once a month keeping them in the loop about upcoming events and programs, as well as ‘behind the scenes’ work being done to improve bicycling infrastructure both in Hutto and throughout Texas.

Become a member in the month of May and be entered to win this fun bicycle garden art!  Perfect for a garden bed, a patio, or even indoors! (Plant not included)

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BIKE MONTH BINGO

This is a fun activity through The League of American Bicyclists.  Share a picture of you with your completed card on their twitter feed (@BikeLeague) and you could win a prize!

We will be handing out Bike Month Bingo Cards at the Ribbon Cutting Event, the Home and Garden Show, and the CO-OP Market Nights.  Or download and print off your own here:

Bike Month Bingo 2015

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