Get in gear for the third annual Streetfest

The Lexington Area Metropolitan Planning Organization will host the third annual StreetFest from 10 a.m. to noon this Saturday, May 11. Join the community to bike, scoot, skate, jog, skip or walk freely on a mile-long, car-free loop to celebrate streets as shared, public spaces.

Oliver Lewis Way between West High Street and South Broadway will be closed to traffic for this family-friendly event. Kids will love the bounce house, giant bubbles, sidewalk chalk and hula hoop contest. Free bike tune-ups will be available, and youth bikes can be checked out on a first-come, first-served basis. Food trucks will be on site.

StreetFest is part of Bike Month, which promotes the benefits of bike riding and encourages new riders to give biking a try. This year, Lexington bike riders are invited to participate in the Bike Month Challenge. Track rides in May through the Love to Ride app for a chance to win prizes. Download the app.  

Other Bike Month opportunities include:

  • LGBTQ+ Night on Tuesday, May 14, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Broke Spoke, 501 West Sixth Street, Unit 130: Come on down and spend some time learning bike maintenance and mechanics! All levels of knowledge welcome.
  • Lemonade Ride on Sunday, May 19, 5:30 p.m. at Coldstream Dog Park, 1850 Pisacano Drive: Snag some refreshing lemonade and then go on a family friendly bike ride around a 2-mile loop. This is a go-at-your-own-pace ride lead by bike guides.
  • Teach your Preschooler to Ride on Sunday, May 19, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. at Beaumont YMCA, 3251 Beaumont Centre Circle: Get tips and tricks to teach your preschooler to ride. Balance bikes are provided for children to get used to being on a bike.
  • Women/Femme Night on Tuesday, May 21, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Broke Spoke, 501 West Sixth Street, Unit 130: Come on down and spend some time learning bike maintenance and mechanics! All levels of knowledge welcome.
  • Cycling Safety Program on Saturday, June 1, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 140 East Main Street: Second and third graders are invited to this cycling safety course for kids.

 

Find out more about Streetfest and follow LexBikeWalk on Facebook and Instagram for more information on biking, walking, public transit, scooters, car sharing and more.

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