We have been spending much of our time planing for all the fun events coming up next month for Bike Month in May. However, we wanted to let you know about a few fun events taking place this month still:
April 20Th (Saturday)- Brawlin Dolls Roll –
Join Bicycle Lafayette and friends for a ride out to the first Lafayette Brawlin Dolls Home Bout at the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds. The group will depart from Virtuous Cycles (210 N 10Th Street) promptly at 4:30pm. The ride will stop at the fairgrounds at 5 for those who want a shorter ride, and will continue on for a few more miles before returning to the fairgrounds in time to catch the bout at 6. The Lafayette Brawlin Dolls are supporters of the Bicycle Lafayette mission and as such we want to support them as well. Tickets to the bout are available at the door for $12 (the ride is free). If you have never been to a LBD Roller Derby Bout before, we assure you it is worth the trip! The ride and event are open to all ages. Don’t forget your lights, bells, and helmet! Food and drinks are available at the bout thanks to People’s Brewing, the EMT food truck, and Arni’s.
April 22ND – United to Remember Ride to Run
Universal Training and Fitness, Tri-n-Run, and the West Lafayette Police Department are hosting a ride and run to show support for the victims of the bombing at the Boston Marathon.
There will be a police escorted bicycle ride from Universal Training and Fitness, up the Happy Hollow Hill to the starting location of the fun run. We are happy to have the opportunity to help promote this event and many of the Bicycle Lafayette members will also be riding. All are encouraged to take part in any part of the event, either the ride, the run, or both. Details here.
In addition to the many bicycle related events we are planning for May we are also preparing to take our safe-passing ordinance to the West Lafayette city council meeting. We are hoping to bring as many as possible to speak in favor of this ordinance. In preparing for this momentous opportunity, we would like to request your help with a few simple items that could help us out.
1. Sign and Share our Petition everywhere you can – We will print the signatures and bring them with us to the meeting.
2. Email your city councilor and let them know you would like them to support this important ordinance.
3. Join us May 6Th at City Hall in West Lafayette at 6:15pm (on your bike!) to show your support for this ordinance. The meeting will start at 6:30pm.
We believe this ordinance is a great way to re-enforce to drivers and cyclists that bicycles truly have a right to the road and to help keep those of us who ride the streets a little more safe.
This May at each of our events we will also begin distributing the first in a series of educational materials aimed at helping improve the awareness of city ordinances in Lafayette, West Lafayette, and on the campus of Purdue University. We believe that educating cyclists on the rules of the road will only help further our cause to improve our community’s opinion towards cyclists and hopefully decrease the possibility of bicycle related accidents. For details on our May events, please visit our Facebook page and click the events tab.
If you have any questions about upcoming events, would like sponsorship details, or would just like to talk, you can contact us at BicycleLafayette@gmail.com or contact Aaron Madrid directly at (765) 491-1109