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May is National Bike Month
Davidson Citizens Encouraged to Participate

May is designated as National Bike Month, and the Town of Davidson encourages all citizens to participate. “Because Davidson is a bike- and pedestrian-friendly town, we’re offering many opportunities for citizens to ride their bikes in May,” said Natural Assets and Sustainability Coordinator Charlene Minor. “The physical and social well-being of our citizens and our environment are very important to us.” 
Please participate in the following:


Kids on bikes on town green

Wednesday, May 4: 
National Bike to School Day (Please check with your school for specific details)

•    Davidson Elementary School: Families are invited to form “bike trains” and travel from their neighborhoods to school. The tiger mascot will greet children as they travel to school. Several drop-off locations will be supported by community volunteers during the morning of May 4: 
•    Volunteers will be available on the Davidson Town Green between 8:00 and 8:15 a.m. to guide children to school.
•    Volunteers will be available at the greenway entrance on Avinger Lane (near The Pines) between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m. Parents may drop their children off at the start of the greenway to walk or bike to school. 
•    Parents may drop off children at the town green from 8:00 to 8:15 a.m. to walk (not bike) to school with volunteers.Volunteers and student walkers will leave the town green promptly at 8:15 a.m. 
•    Parents may drop off children at Fuel Pizza from 8:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. to walk to school. Volunteers and students will leave promptly at 8:15 a.m. 

•    Community School of Davidson (lower/middle school): Local families are encouraged to walk or bike to school and will likely see the Spartan mascot offering encouragement.  There will be a “walking train” at Roosevelt Wilson Park, meeting between 7:45 and 8:00 a.m. and then walking to CSD.
•    Students will also participate by walking during PE classes.

Police officers and volunteers will be stationed at key intersections to ensure safety throughout town. 

Bikes on the greenway

Saturday, May 14 at the Davidson Parks & Recreation Office at 865 South Street:


Davidson-Cornelius Bike Expo: 9:00 a.m. – noon 

The Bike Expo will provide attendees an opportunity to demo bikes from area bike shops, learn about bicycle safety and maintenance, and experience unique bikes such as recumbents, electric assist bikes, child/adult tandems, and balance bikes. Kids can participate in a bike rodeo and other activities geared toward children.

Davidson Parks and Recreation will have its new solar-electric ELF bike to demo and the Town of Cornelius will have information on new greenways that are currently under development, as well as their town’s Bicycle Master Plan.

Please join us for the “Community Ride,” an 8-mile guided ride that starts at 11:00 a.m. and the “Family Ride,” a guided ride that will start after the community ride leaves. Families will be able to ride along for the duration that suits their skill level.  Register online (Follow the Bike Expo link at: www.townofdavidson.org/bikemonth) or sign-up at the Town of Davidson booth when you arrive (helmets required).

biking to work photo

May 16-20:
National Bike to Work Week 

Please consider riding your bike to work this week. Many employers are offering incentives, so check with your human resources department for details.  We also encourage citizens to ride bikes to any destination, especially downtown and the Circles@30 for shopping, errands, etc.  Please buy locally!
“We encourage all citizens to take advantage of our greenways and bike lanes,” said Charlene. “We are so lucky to have greenway systems and connectors, including the Randall R. Kincaid Trail that starts by our Parks and Recreation Office, and the West Branch Greenway in River Run.”

All Davidson Bike Month activities can be found at this link: 
www.townofdavidson.org/bikemonth
Davidson Bike Month volunteer opportunities here:
https://www.volunteersignup.org/C9PB7

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