Five days of bicycles, sneakers and love… Helmets on, shoes tied and ready to go. May 14-18 will see the first annual celebration of all things biking and walking in the Mad River Valley. Biking enthusiasts and local clubs have teamed with Valley Moves to host a week of bicycle and pedestrian awareness and and fun events for the whole family. From film festival at the Big Picture (Wed, Breaking Away at 8 pm; Sunday The Triplets of Belleville at 2 pm and The Bicycle Thief at 4 pm) to Sunday Family Day at the Greenway, there will be something for folks of all ages to enjoy. There will be guided rides for bikers of all abilities and a guided walk on Thursday, May 15. Friday, May 16 is national Bike to Work Day with riders biking to school or work all over the country.
Don’t despair if biking to school or work is out of the question! The weekend will offer plenty of more opportunities. Join in with everyone who is biking to the Farmers Market on opening day Saturday, May 17. There will be preferred parking right next to the Sugarbush kiosk and information about biking and walking events at the Valley Moves booth.
For a complete listing of events, see the article on the festival in this week’s Valley Reporter (p.12) and check out the calendar of events (p. 17).