Help Us Make Springfield Bike Friendly
It's exciting for Ozark Greenways
to see such popular support for the increase of alternative
transportation options in Springfield! Our goal is to
show people that leaving their car behind once in a while (or even
on a regular basis) isn't as hard as one might think in a community
like ours, where a network of greenway trails and
on-street bike routes continues to grow, connecting people and places.
Bicycles & Brews is a second annual bike festival that will take place on Springfield's downtown Square, Saturday, May 10, times and details TBA. www.bicyclesbrews.com
May 12-16, Participate in Bike to Work Week 2014*
Join Ozark Greenways in our fun annual challenge to get to work or school without your car at least one day during national Bike to Work Week. Whether by biking, walking, taking the bus, carpooling, telecommuting or a combination, many people try this challenge and find it not only enjoyable, but also a good choice for their waistline, wallet and the environment.
We'd love to have you register the name of your workplace or school to our growing list of local businesses, schools and organizations that support Springfield's alternative transportation choices. Participating actually DOES make a difference in helping create a more bike and alternative transportation-friendly Springfield.
Registered participants get a Panera Bread voucher for a free coffee and bagel or cookie... yummm. You can also get a voucher from us to ride the city bus with a bike for free all that week with a bike. Find out if your workplace or school has already registered.
We're excited about the Springfield Planning Department's development of The Link, a new type of north/south biking and pedestrian corridor that is planned to connect all the way from Doling Park to Cox South! Check out The Link map.
We look forward to hearing the stories and seeing the photos on our Facebook page about the experiences that week. Last year we had over 1,500 people participate!
*School participation - If you're with a school and the event falls on the last week of school for you, feel free to participate the week prior. We're glad to have so many students who love to participate by biking and walking to school.
Come along and enjoy the ride!