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Hutto Bike Month 2016

May is Bike Month

May 2016 not only marks the second year of Hutto, Texas celebrating National Bike Month, but the one year anniversary of Bike Hutto’s official launch.  Formed out of a need for bicyclists in the Hutto area to have social opportunities, bike safety education, and an advocacy voice for future infrastructure – Bike Hutto became the first bicycling advocacy organization to be formed in Williamson County.

At the April 21st City Council Meeting, Mayor Deborah Holland will read a Mayoral Proclamation declaring that Hutto will be celebrating National Bike Month.  Established in 1956 and sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to give biking a try.

In additional to calling attention to National events such as Bike to School Day on May 4th and Bike to Work Day on May 20th, Bike Hutto will be having a variety of special events during Bike Month.  On May 1st, the bicycling organization will begin the month’s festivities with a kick-off event at Hutto Lake Park that will include a ribbon cutting ceremony for the park’s first bike rack and a family ride around the lake.

Other events going on during bike month includes a bike safety preschool story time at the Hutto Public Library on May 5th and a garden bike tour in Old Town on May 14th as part of the Hutto Home and Garden Show. Bike Hutto will also be launching a Bike Parking Needs Assessment in May to determine areas within Hutto, Texas in which bike racks would be beneficial.

Use the hashtag #BikeMonthHutto and share your pictures, rides, etc. on social media! Better yet… participate in our Bike Month Bingo! Get Your Bingo Card Here!

 

Full Listing of 2016 Bike Month Hutto Events:

Hutto Mayoral Proclamation of National Bike Month
Thursday, April 21st 7pm
Mayor Debbie Holland will be presenting Bike Hutto with a Mayoral Proclamation stating that Hutto will be celebrating May as National Bike Month! We welcome all to come and be part of this event!
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National Bike Month Kick Off Event/Bike Rack Ribbon Cutting
Sunday, May 1st 2pm-4pm
May is National Bike Month and we are going to kick it off right! Starting with a ribbon cutting of a new bike rack being installed at Hutto Lake Park! There will be family fun rides on the trail within the park (1 mile long) plus a chance to come together as a Bike Hutto community! This is a free event and all are welcome!
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National Bike to School Day
Wednesday, May 4th – All 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 4, 2016. 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.

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/634689233353600/

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Bike Hutto Booth at COOP Market Nights
Wednesday, May 4th 6pm-8pm
Bike Hutto will be having a booth at Downtown Hutto’s CO-OP Market Night on March 9th. We’ll be providing information about Bike Hutto, so swing on by and say hi while you’re shopping! There will be an opportunity to give input on the Bike Parking Needs Assessment that Bike Hutto will be conducting throughout the month of May.
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Bike Safety Preschool Story Time at Hutto Public Library
Thursday, May 5th 10:30am – 12pm

Bike Hutto will be one of the special guest at the Hutto Public Library’s preschool story time focusing on Bike Safety. There will be songs, stories, and activities. And make sure for kids to bring their bicycles for some very special bicycling outdoor activities! We do encourage children to bring their helmets.

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/994412650651854/

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CycloFemme Mother’s Day Ride on Brushy Creek Trail 
May 8th 8am

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a 15-18 mile ride along the Brushy Creek Trail — including a stop for coffee — with group ride leader Kim Kimball!
This ride is part of the National CycloFemme movement! CycloFemme is a socially-driven grass-roots celebration of women on bikes. Their annual Mother’s Day ride unites riders, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or bicycle preference to share in the joy of cycling. TheyWe are of a growing community, for a growing community, and 100% volunteer-based. Learn More:http://cyclofemme.com/

Bring water and money for coffee. This ride is for people with hybrid, mountain, or road bikes…. Most of the trial is cement, but there are some dirt/gravel areas, not many but a handful.
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Garden Bike Tour
Saturday, May 14th 4pm-6pm
As part of Downtown Hutto’s Home and Garden Show, Bike Hutto will be hosting a Garden Bike Tour. We will be riding throughout Hutto’s Olde Town and touring 4 home gardens. This is a very beginner friendly ride and all ages are welcome. Each garden tour will be about 20 minutes. We will start downtown and end downtown.
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National Bike to Work Day
Friday, May 20th – All day

May 16th-20th is National Bike to Work Week, with May 20th 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 20th, 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!

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Brushy Creek Trail Ride 
Sunday, May 22nd 8:15am
Group Ride Leader Patti Grant will be leading a group ride starting at Brushy Creek Lake at the waterscape. It will be a combination of paved path and soft gravel. Distance to be determined. Wheels down at 8:30am. Bring hydration, nutrition, helmet, sunscreen, and towel. Patti will provide goodies when ya’ll finish. This ride is for people with hybrid, mountain, or road bikes…. Most of the trial is cement, but there are some dirt/gravel areas, not many but a handful.

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/922654311180930/

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Bike and Brunch
Sunday, May 29th 8am

What’s better than brunch?? Getting in a great bike ride before hand!
Join Group Ride Leader, Amber Townsley for Bike and Brunch! This will be a 20 mile, no-drop ride. It’ll start and end at Baked N Sconed here in Hutto. After the ride enjoy coffee, scones, quiche, etc. at one of our favorite local spots. Don’t forget water, as well as money for brunch!

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