The Region 2000 Greenway Alliance, a newly formed, ad-hoc committee that champions the promotion and implementation of trails and on-road bicycle facilities in Lynchburg and the surrounding region, will host the first ever Region 2000 Bike Week as part of National Bike Week, May 16-20, 2011.
During the week, the Greenway Alliance will host several events to encourage residents to get out and use their bicycles. One event is the Region 2000 Bike to Work Challenge, a week-long event to challenge individuals to bike or commute to work through a combination of biking, walking, or transit for one or more days during the week.
According to Kelly Hitchcock, Region 2000 Greenway Alliance organizer, event planners are hoping to engage local companies in promoting the Bike to Work challenge internally with their employees. A webpage has been set up where companies can register as a group participant, and individuals can register and document their plans for biking, walking, taking public transportation or carpooling with friends.
“The idea here is to get people thinking about alternatives in transportation and to do something that gets them on track to a healthier lifestyle, Kelly said.
Need a refresh on Bike laws or safety in Virginia? The League of American Bicyclists offers helpful resources here.