The City of West Palm Beach’s 6th annual Bike to Work
The City of West Palm Beach’s 6th annual Bike to Work

MAR 11 thru MAR 15

The City of West Palm Beach’s 6th annual Bike to Work Week is scheduled to start on Monday, March 11, 2019. The week-long challenge includes a variety of FREE and fun events for cyclists to enjoy, including bike tune ups and giveaways, tips from cycling pros, a bike-in movie night, and coordinated group rides on the final day, Bike to Work Day, Friday, March 15. Bike to Work Week is in keeping with Mayor Muoio’s vision of a city that prioritizes people—including vulnerable pedestrians and bicyclists—before cars. The activities also serve to educate the community on the City’s sustainability initiatives, where the City seeks to ensure long-term viability of the City of West Palm Beach, and Vision Zero, where the City is making changes to ensure safety on its roads for all users, including bicyclists. 

• Monday, March 11, 2019: Bike Pit-Stop | West Palm Beach Tri-Rail and Palm Tran Stations between 7 – 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. Riders are encouraged to stop by for tune ups, such as fixing tires and chains, or even just an overall quick check to make sure their bike is in tip-top shape. Free cycling swag will also be available for attendees.   

• Tuesday, March 12, 2019: Pro-Tips Lunch & Learn | Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach Library, 3rd floor (411 Clematis Street; West Palm Beach, FL 33401) from 12 – 1 p.m. Cyclists are invited to lunch, where they will also get biking advice from seasoned pros. It is a great opportunity to learn how to a be more confident cyclist, as attendees will hear from bicycle experts, Nicholas Hernandez, the Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency (TPA), and Mark Hassell, from Bill Bone Bike Law, who will be sharing their knowledge on bicycle safety, bicycle commuting, and other informative advice. Attendees will also be entered in a prize raffle.

• Wednesday, March 13: Bike-In Movie | Subculture Coffee (509 Clematis St; West Palm Beach, FL 33401) from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Riders are encouraged to arrive by bike for a movie and to meet other local riders. The social allows for bicycle enthusiasts in West Palm Beach to gather and build relationships, creating a stronger cycling community. A more engaged bike community can increase the health and sustainability of the City. All attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a prize raffle.  

• Friday, March 15: Bike to Work Day and Safety Fair for riders The culmination of the week-long festivities is Bike to Work Day, where the City has organized three different routes for people to join a group and bike to work. Each ride lasts approximately 30 – 45 minutes. All rides will finish at City Hall for a celebration, safety fair and giveaways. Rides include:   o North Ride starts at 7:30 a.m. from the Mangonia Park Tri-Rail Station (1415 45 St.; West Palm Beach, FL 33407) |

For more info, contact coordinator Nicholas Hernandez at (561) 478-5713 or o South Ride starts at 7:30 a.m. from the South Olive Community Center (345 Summa St.; West Palm Beach, FL 33401) | for more info, contact coordinator Mark Hassell at (561) 236-3196 o West Ride starts at 7:45 a.m. from Target (1760 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.; West Palm Beach, FL 33401) | for more info, contact coordinator Tara Moreno (561) 687-8679 or Alex Hansen (561) 729-4672   The Safety Fair will take place in the City Hall courtyard (401 Clematis St.; West Palm Beach, FL 33401) starting at 7 a.m. Riders will receive information on Vision Zero and how through the “three Es” – engineering, education and enforcement – the City of West Palm Beach plans to reduce and eventually eliminate serious injuries and fatalities on its streets. The initiative launched last year, and the City has already reported seeing improvements to pedestrian and bicyclist safety.

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