Upcoming Poky Pedals – June 2013

The next few Bike Fun events with Poky Pedaling Stevens Point are described below. Click here for the complete list of 2013 Poky Pedals.

All Poky Pedals are free. Some will stop at stores selling food or other items – whether or not you buy anything is up to you, but bring cash if you want to make a purchase.

If the weather is threatening, check the PPSP blog postsTwitter, or call 715-254-5817 for the latest updates.

June 18 Tuesday
Poky Pedaling Potluck Picnic
Meet at 5:15 PM at Goerke Park near entrance to pool, ride at 5:30 PM
Slow under 5 mile ride to a mystery park location – different on each ride
Bring food or drink to share (no alcohol), or bring cash for the food store stop
Plates/utensils/cups are provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own
Return ride to Goerke Park around dusk – front light and rear reflector encouraged
Click here for more info about this monthly Bike Fun event

June 22 Saturday (rain date: June 23 Sunday)
Ornamental Water Well Bell-Ringer Ride
Meet at 12:45 PM at Little Plover River Park near tennis courts, ride at 1PM
Ding-ding your bike bell in celebration of the official lawn ornament of Plover. We’ll discover that neighborhoods in Plover offer some excellent routes for spending a pleasant afternoon bicycling. Plenty of ornamental water wells on front lawns will decorate our journey and enhance our Bike Fun as we ring our bike bells at each one. A slow 8 mile loop bicycle ride on calm streets and multi-use paths.

We will have the option to stop at a park about halfway through, so you are welcome to bring a snack to enjoy there.

Don’t have a bike bell? Just visit any local bicycle shop. Bike bells are inexpensive and easy to attach – I suspect the bike shop will be happy to mount your purchase on your handlebars for no additional charge.

June 21 Friday
Special Event: Presentation at MREA Energy Fair
“Bike Fun: An Unorthodox Approach to Bicycle Advocacy”
by Bob Fisch, Chief Bike Fun Officer, Poky Pedaling Stevens Point
12 noon in the Brown tent
I’ll be giving a 45 minute workshop about Poky Pedaling Stevens Point, how Bike Fun encourages Poky Pedalers to ride bikes more often, and the connection to improving bicycle infrastructure and making streets safer for all: people bicycling, people walking, and people driving motor vehicles. This event is part of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association’s annual Energy Fair in Custer, WI.

To be clear, this is not a PPSP ride to the Energy Fair. But for Poky Pedalers who feel safe and comfortable traveling longer distances in rural settings, I certainly encourage you to use a bicycle for your transportation there and back. If you plan to stay until after dark, be certain you have adequate lighting on your bike. From downtown Stevens Point, the MREA is a  pleasant 10 mile bicycle ride each way with a couple of calm routes to choose from.

However you choose to get to the Energy Fair, I look forward to seeing lots of Poky Pedalers in attendance at my workshop.

For more information about the Energy Fair, including entry fee info, volunteer opportunities, suggested bike routes, and the schedule of the vast array of presentations, vendors, entertainment, and keynote speakers during the 3-day event, visit the MREA website here. (Check again closer to the event as the MREA organizers continue to update the info on their website.)