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The Permian Basin Celebrates Bike Month

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April 28, 2016

The Permian Basin Celebrates Bike Month

Local Permian Basin Cycling Enthusiasts and Advocatess encourage the community to come outdoors and celebrate cycling at various events.

Midland, Texas - May is National Bike Month. The Permian Basin isjoining communities across the country and the League of American Bicyclists, the national organization of bicyclists in celebrating national events like:

  • May 4th -Bike to School Day
  • May 16th-20th -Bike to Work Week
  • May 18th –Ride of Silence
  • May 20th -Bike to Work Day

Roger Masters, Permian Basin Bicycle Association President, David Ham, Owner of Peyton’s Bikes DaMPO, and the Permian Basin Metropolitan Planning Association (MPO) urge anyone who has not done so to try cycling for fun, fitness or transportation. Attached is a full calendar of events.

Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists, said, “Biking to work is an efficient and fun way to get the exercise you need, without having to find extra time to work out.” For more information on National Bike Month visit www.bikeleague.org/bikemonth. To learn more about our local partners; Permian Basin Bicycle Assoaication www.pbbatx.com; Peyton’s Bikes www.peytonsbikes.com and the Permian Basin MPO at permianbasinmpo.com

Following are some tips that will help you enjoy biking to work more:

  • Have your bike checked over by your local bike shop
  • Always wear a helmet to protect your head in the event of a crash
  • Ride in the right-most lane that goes in the direction that you are travelling
  • Obey all stop signs, traffic lights and lane markings
  • Look before you change lanes or signal a turn; indicate your intention, then act

The Permian Basin Celebrates Bike Month!

Tuesday Evening Ride; Every Tuesday 6:15 PM at Grande Stadium meet in the Northwest parking lot

Peyton’s Wednesday Night Ride; Every Wednesday 6:15 PM at Peyton's Bikes, North Midkiff Rd. Midland

Mountain Bik Park Ride; Every Thursday 6:00 PM at Odessa Mountain Bike Park, 7155 Eastridge Rd. Odessa

Mission Fitness Spring Fling & Bicycle Rodeo; (for children) April 30 9 AM-12 PM at MCH Mission Fitness Center (HWY 191 & Faudree Rd.)

Bike to School Day; May 4th

Bicycle Skills Clinic for beginners & advanced riders with Chris Gescheidle; May 14th at MCH Mission Fitness Center (SH 191 & Faudree Rd.)

Memorial Ride; May 15 2:00 p.m. at Midland Police Dept. 601 N. Loraine St. #301 Midland

West Texas Randonneurs 100K-200K Rides; May 14 - 15, 8 AM Stripes on Loop 250 & Thomason Midland

Permian Basin Bicycle Association (PBBA) Monthly Meeting, May 16 7 PM, at MCH Mission Fitness Center (SH 191 & Faudree Rd.)

Bike to Work Week; May 16-20

Ride of Silence; in remembrance of cyclists killed while riding, May 18, 6 PM at CEED, 1310 FM 1788 Midland

Bike to Work Day; May 20

PBBA Club Ride; May 20 – 21, at Junction, TX.

Memorial Day Ride; May 30 8 AM at Peyton's Bikes to the Vietnam Memorial at Midland International Air & Space Port

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