Upcoming Poky Pedals – June 2014

The next few Bike Fun events with Poky Pedaling Stevens Point are described below. Click here for the complete list of 2014 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 11 Wednesday
Poky Pizza Pedal
Meet at 5:15 PM at Point Area Bike Service (1311 Strongs Ave), ride at 5:30 PM
Free air in your tires, followed by a slow 4 mile urban loop ride
Ends at a downtown pizza place for enjoying food, beverage, and socializing
Click here for more info about this monthly Bike Fun event

June 17 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 21 Saturday (rain date: June 22 Sunday)
Poky Around Ride – Village of Whiting
Meet at 12:45 PM at Koziczkowski Park, ride at 1 PM
A scenic, historical, and whimsical exploration of our urban landscape. Learn about McDillville, ospreys, native mounds, M60 battle tanks, oak wilt, and the history of the McDill Pond dam. Slow 11 mile loop bicycle ride on calm streets and multi-use paths.

June 20 Friday
Special Event: Presentation at MREA Energy Fair
“Local Bicycle News: Awards, Plans, Advocacy, and More”
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 discussing several bicycling-related news stories from the Stevens Point area over the past year. Poky Pedalers will learn about our Bicycle Friendly Community award, the Portage County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, the status of proposed bicycle accommodations for major urban arteries, and other recent items. 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.)