116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
Every year the League of American Bicyclists designates May as National Bike Month and the third week in May as National Bike to Work Week. After a two-year hiatus, Marion and Cedar Rapids are bringing back Bike to Work Week events.
The Corridor Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will begin the activities with a 17-mile ride MPO Bike Ride around Marion today, May 14, beginning at Lowe Park at 9:30 a.m. (Registration required).
Marion officially will kick off Bike to Work Week activities on Tuesday at 7:30 a.m., with a ride starting at Thomas Park and ending at City Square Park, followed by a mayoral proclamation.
On Wednesday at 6 p.m., participate in the Linn County Ride of Silence to remember those lost in cycling accidents across the nation. The ride will start and end at City Square Park in Marion. It will travel on busier streets in Cedar Rapids and Marion with a police escort.
On Thursday, Marion will host a Pedal Marion ride. This ride will begin at 6 p.m. and take a family-friendly pace using the Marion trail system. A Helmets and Hops social gathering will follow at Uptown businesses.
On Friday, Marion will recognize National Bike to Work Day with a 7:30 a.m. ride from Butterfield Park to City Square Park.
“Marion’s trail network continues to expand,” said Mike Barkalow, city engineer and member of the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee. “We look forward to completing three important trail segments in the coming year including the new CeMar Trail bridge over Marion Boulevard, the 10th Avenue sidepaths which stretch from Hy-Vee to Wal-Mart and the new Indian Creek Trail from Donnelley Park to Tower Terrace Road.”