Help Us Make Springfield Bike Friendly

It's exciting for Ozark Greenways to see such popular support for the increase of alternative transportation choices 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 whole network of greenway trails and on-street bike routes continues to grow and connect people and places.

Bicycles & Brews is a new bike festival and bike film festival that will take place on Springfield's downtown Square, Saturday, May 11, from 11am-11pm. www.bicyclesbrews.com

May 13-17, Participate in Bike to Work Week 2013*

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 smart choice for many reasons.

We've decided to simplify this year to make it easier for everyone to participate - it's not necessary to register, but... if you can take a moment, 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 that week with a bike. Find out if your workplace or school has already registered their show of support.

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 by the end of 2013! 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 - This year's event falls on the last week of school for many, so if you're with a school, feel free to participate the week prior. We're glad to have so many students who love to participate by biking or walking to school.

Come along and enjoy the ride!