May 16, 2015 | 9am | Arlington Park
May 1, 2015 | City of Mobile
Friday May 15th is National Bike to Work Day. To help encourage people to ride into work, we’ll have free breakfast Bienville Sq in Downtown Mobile from 7-9am.
On Friday, May 15th, BicycleMobile.org is celebrating National Bike to Work Day and thanks to sponsorship from Chick-fil-A and Serda’s Coffee Company is giving away free breakfast to anyone riding their bikes to work downtown. Mobile will join cities across the country in participating in this fun and free event.
The National Bike to Work Day is the Friday of National Bike to Work Week (May 11-15) which is just one of many local events being held in conjunction with National Bike and Bicycle Safety Awareness Month. With proclamations from Alabama Governor, Dr. Robert Bentley; Mayor of Mobile, Sandy Stimpson; and the Mobile City Council, National Bike Month’s purpose is to showcase the many benefits of bicycling, and encourage more folks to give biking a try.
BicycleMobile.org will have a station in Bienville Square in Downtown Mobile From 7am to 9am to register bicycle commuters and give away chicken biscuits courtesy of Chick-fil-A at RSA Trustmark, and drip coffee courtesy of Serda’s Coffee Company. There will also be goodies from other downtown businesses including Greer’s Downtown Market and Mobile Downtown Alliance.
According to The League of American Bicyclists, more than half of the U.S. population lives within five miles of their workplace making a bike commute a feasible option for a significant portion of the community. Mobile’s flat terrain and grid-like streets make it easy to navigate across the city. Organizers are encouraging people to bike to work, to school, for exercise, or even to the grocery store. Join BicycleMobile.org, the Mayor, and the City of Mobile in this inaugural event.
For anyone needing assistance in planning a safe route, please contact BicycleMobile.org (email@example.com) for personalized route suggestions. Businesses that invite their staff to participate in this event will be highlighted on BicycleMobile.org and through social media.
The USA Mitchell Cancer Institute, in partnership with the Deep South Cancer Foundation and the UAB Health System Cancer Community Network, will be hosting Cycliad, a 1,300 mile cycling challenge to be held this April. Please help support those in our community affected by cancer! Proceeds generated through the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute’s efforts will help support our patient navigation program. Learn more and register today at www.cycliad.com
The Mobile City Council voted to pass a resolution supporting a bike and pedestrian path for the proposed I-10 bridge over the Mobile River at its July 29 meeting.
The resolution passed 5 to 1 with District 4 council member John Williams voting against it.
Via Al.com live blogging:
11:19 a.m. – Elliot Lauderdale of Fairhope is talking about how he believes the average bicycle riders could handle the new I-10 Bridge and referenced the Biloxi bridge as a tourist destination because of the bike/pedestrian pathway .
11:26 a.m. – Williams said he can’t support the bike path on the bridge, but he does support connecting a bike path from Mississippi to Baldwin County.
11:31 a.m. – Councilwoman Rich said she believes the new Mobile bridge will be as large as the Golden Gate Bridge and that the pedestrian/bike path could add to its attraction.
11:31 a.m. – The council voted 5-1 to approve the resolution for bike/pedestrian facilities on the I-10 bridge. Williams voted “No.”
In the mid 90’s a plan was proposed to create a bicycle trail connecting downtown to the mouth of Dog River. That plan never materialized. Recently Mobile United‘s Natural Resources Committee has made the trail a project priority for the upcoming years.
Crepe Myrtle Trail Route (PDF)
A consortium of local leaders has formed the Mobile Greenway Initiative and has formed a sub-committee for building Crepe Myrtle Trail.
Two community outreach meetings were held in April 2015
Delta Bike Project J.L. Bedsole Foundation Mobile Baykeeper Mobile Airport Authority Dept. of Interior National Park Service Mobile United Hatch, Mott McDonald Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce City of Mobile BicycleMobile.org Alabama Coastal Foundation Mobile Gas Leadership Mobile Alabama State Port Authority SARPC Mobile County Health Department USA Center for Healthy Communities Maynard Cooper & Gale Midtown Movement Int’l Used Oil Research Institute Thompson Engineering New Hope SDA Church Pelican Coast Conservancy USA Medical Center The Peninsula of Mobile Dog River Clearwater Revival Hargrove Engineering University of South Alabama Partners for Environmental Progress
Key proponents of the trail include Mobile County Health Department, Mobile United, Alabama Coastal Foundation, Mobile Baykeepers, Team Share the Road, and more.
Would you like to help make this trail a reality? Please email us for more details firstname.lastname@example.org
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