• Wed
    04
    May
    2016
    7:00 amGreater Lafayette Area

    While we do not have a specific event planned we do hope that you encourage your children to ride to school safely!

    About Bike to School Day

  • Thu
    05
    May
    2016
    7:00 pmVirtuous Cycles, 215 North 10th Street
  • Sat
    07
    May
    2016
    10 AM- 5 PMTippecanoe Battlefield Museum, 200 Battleground Ave

    Our friends the Hoosier Antique and Classic Bicycle Club will be there with some antique bicycles.

    "The Tippecanoe County Historical Association in partnership with the Tippecanoe County Bicentennial Committee invite the community to help celebrate Indiana's Bicentennial with a special event honoring 200 years in Tippecanoe County. This family event will bring together many community organizations for a fun day of activities and demonstrations highlighting our unique local history and place in the Hoosier story! The event will include historical activities and demonstrations for children and their families. This event is free to the public!"

    Link to Facebook event page

  • Sat
    07
    May
    2016
    10:30 amCumberland Park, West Lafayette

    Our friends the Wabash River Cycle Club are hosting this annual ride.

    "Please join us for a lovely bike ride! Arrive at the South Shelter at Cumberland Park, West Lafayette by 10:30 am. This is the area where the West Lafayette Farmers Market is held. Rides of varying speed and distance to accommodate riders of all abilities depart at 11 am and return by 1 pm. There will be snacks and a post-ride lunch included. This is a FREE event, open to all! You need a bike and a helmet. You do not have to be a member to come out for the ride."

    Link to Facebook event page

  • Sat
    07
    May
    2016
    11:00 amPedestrian Bridge/Bus Depot

    Friends of Downtown is kind enough to let us partner with them again for this event which is much harder than it looks. Should be easy to ride a tricycle, right? Come show us what you've got. To sign up your 4 person team for your business or group (awesome team name required) please contact Ken McCammon or Steph Silva. Ken: 765-714-4844 Steph: 765-714-9375 BicycleLafayette@gmail.com

    Teams will consist of four riders, each of whom must be at least 18 years of age. Each rider will ride one lap of each race. Competition will be conducted to determine the fastest team. Groupings for each race will be made at random. Heats will be run to determine the best times and the three fastest teams will vie for the title of “Downtown Champion”.

    The winner will receive the traveling trophy that they can proudly display at their place of business and which will be retained until the “Downtown Champion” is defeated in subsequent events.

    The cost to enter a team is $40. Entry deadline is 5pm on May 6, 2016

    Link to Event on Facebook

  • Sun
    08
    May
    2016
    1:00 pm

    A fun, family-friendly event and ride. Details forthcoming.

    What is CycloFemme?
    CycloFemme is a socially-driven grass-roots celebration of women on bikes. We are of a growing community, for a growing community, and 100% volunteer-based.
    Our annual Mother’s Day ride unites riders, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or bicycle preference to share in the joy of cycling. In our first year, 163 rides were registered in 14 countries with many others joining in to celebrate in their own special way. By our third, we grew to 303 rides in 25 countries, including participation from Bicycle Share programs in three metropolitan areas to reduce the barrier of owning a bike. Ride with us as we Honor the Past, Celebrate the Present, Empower the Future of Women in Cycling.

    Why to Ride?

  • Sun
    08
    May
    2016
    8 AM-10:30 AMTippecanoe County Amphitheater, 4449 State Road 43 North

    Cover Indiana is an annual weeklong bicycle tour through Central Indiana put on by Habitat for Humanity.

    Bicycle Lafayette will have breakfast with them in the morning and do a short ride.

    For more info on riding in the tour click here

    Link to Facebook event page

  • Mon
    09
    May
    2016
    10:00 amVirtuous Cycles, 215 North 10th Street

    Meet at Virtuous Cycles for the ride led by Zoe and Desi.

    https://www.facebook.com/virtuous.cycles.5/

  • Wed
    11
    May
    2016
    9:30 amVirtuous Cycles, 215 North 10th Street

    Meet at Virtuous Cycles for this ride led by Zoe and Desi.

    https://www.facebook.com/virtuous.cycles.5/

  • Sat
    14
    May
    2016
    11:00 AM- 1:00 PMBindery Artists Studios, 511 Ferry Street

    Bring the kids to practice bike skills right outside the studio while you peruse the art of the 700mm show--The show is designed to help celebrate bicycle season and bring awareness to National Bike Month.

    http://www.binderyartiststudios.com/

  • Sat
    14
    May
    2016
    6:00 pmMain Street

    Bicycle Lafayette will have an info table in celebration of National Bike Month.

    Mosey Info on Facebook

  • Wed
    18
    May
    2016
    7:00 pmRiehle Plaza
    Meet at Riehle Plaza and ride out North 9th Street.
    To HONOR those who have been injured or killed
    To RAISE AWARENESS that we are here
    To ask that we all SHARE THE ROAD
     
    On May 18, 2016 at 7:00 PM, the Ride of Silence will traverse and unite the globe as nothing before it. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn't aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves.
  • Fri
    20
    May
    2016
    7:00 amJohn T Myers Pedestrian Bridge
    Join us in celebrating a fun and healthy way to get to work.
     
    Breakfast and coffee will be provided.
     
    With 350 calories, a bicyclist can travel 10 miles, a pedestrian 3.5 miles, and an automobile 100 feet.
     
  • Sat
    21
    May
    2016
    10 AM- 1 PMIU Health Arnett, 5165 McCarty Lane

    Bicycle Lafayette is teaming up with IU Health Staff to put on a rodeo.

    "Join us for FREE health screenings and activities:

    - Handwashing skills
    - FREE bike helmets
    - Blood pressure
    - Tour emergency vehicles
    - Sleep apnea assessment
    - Child IDs
    - 911 simulator
    - New medical office building tour
    - Health education and kid's interactive exhibits"

    Link to Facebook event page

  • Sat
    21
    May
    2016
    7:00 pmVirtuous Cycles, 215 North 10th Street

    Meet at Virtuous Cycles for this ride led by Zoe and Desi.

    https://www.facebook.com/virtuous.cycles.5/

Bicycle Lafayette has made the decision to currently not register as a 501(c)(3) to allow our small organization to maintain it's versatility and open member policy. We make all our decisions democratically. Anyone with a desire to have a say or take on a role of leadership is allowed and encouraged to do so. We have no Board of Directors, only passionate participants. Bicycle Lafayette is, however, incorporated as a Non-profit Domestic Corporation with the Indiana Secretary of State. This status limits the amount of money we may accept in donation each year, but as we are a small, resourceful organization that hasn't gotten in our way yet. Your donation will be used in one of several ways. From helping us with organizational costs like printing, to specific projects like our bike map initiative, to operational costs like insurance. We assure you that your donation will be put to good use furthering our mission to advocate, educate, and promote cycling in the Greater Lafayette Community. Thank you in advance for believing in us.

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Bicycle Lafayette

The Bicycle Lafayette Mission

To Advocate...

Bicycle Lafayette works with local government, businesses, and private citizens to advocate for an improved cycling community. Lobbying for changes in local ordinances, searching out bicycle friendly businesses, and simply sharing bikes and our favorite routes are just a few examples of how we advocate.

To Promote...

Bicycle Lafayette's Mission is to promote cycling as a safe, viable, and healthy form of transportation and recreation in Lafayette and West Lafayette.

To Educate...

Bicycle Lafayette takes special care to educate cyclists, pedestrians, and drivers on the rules of the road as well as how to stay safe. Not only do we host education specific events, such as Bicycle Rodeo's, but we also take care to go over (and follow) all the rules of the road before and during any group rides.

Becoming a Member

  • As of right now, and for the foreseeable future, there are no requirements to becoming a Bicycle Lafayette Member. All are welcome. If you ride bikes, like bikes, believe that bikes can improve your life and the life of those around you, then you’re welcome to call yourself a member. If you are interested in finding out how to get involved drop us a line.

    We are all spokes in the same wheel.

Cycling in the City

01.

3 Feet, Please

As of the summer of 2014, cars are required to give a cyclist on the road a minimum of 3 feet when moving to overtake a cyclist in both West Lafayette and Lafayette.

02.

Two's Company, Three's a Crowd

It is perfectly legal to ride two abreast (side by side) in Tippecanoe County.

03.

The Truth About Sidewalks

While it is legal to ride your bicycle on most sidewalks outside of downtown Lafayette, it still isn't the safest plan. Do some research on taking the lane!

04.

Helmets

Helmets are smart. Helmets are cool. Helmets are not required by law (if you are an adult).

05

Stop the Salmon

A cyclist should act and be treated as any other motor vehicle while operating on the roadways in Tippecanoe county. That means you ride WITH traffic, NEVER against!

06.

Lights and Bells

All bikes should be equipped with a headlight and taillight as well as some type of noise making device that can be heard up to 50 feet away! You can get a ticket if you get pulled over without them (only after dusk in the case of the lights.