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1. Bike Month in Full Swing
2. Pedals & Pumps Gala: Back to the Future
3. Give Us Your Nominations for this Year's CYCLE Award
4. Rebuilding the PAT Board

Bike Month in Full Swing

Prescott's Bike Month is well underway, but there’s still lots of fun to be had in the lead up to the Pedals and Pumps gala, which closes the month on Saturday evening, May 16.

We have posted a calendar of Bike Month events on our website at www.prescottbikeped.org/events . Included are several bike rodeos at various schools, for which we can always use more volunteers. Contact prescottsaferoutes{at}gmail.com.

Here are just a few highlights from the calendar:

Ironclad Bicycles will be hosting a free bike maintenance clinic on Wednesday, April 29, and a moonlight mountain bike ride on Friday, May 1. High Gear Bike Shop will be staging a "ride with Steve" Alward on Saturday, May 2, with appetizers and drinks after. And the Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance will put on a skills clinic on Saturday, May 9 at Willow Lake.
Check the online calendar or contact them directly for more details.

Bright and early Friday morning, May 15, 7:15 a.m., is the annual Ride to Work with the Mayor and City Council. We will meet at the old Fry's (now DES) on Gurley at Josephine and roll down to City Hall for coffee, doughnuts, and conversation. This will be your last opportunity to ride this event with Marlin Kuykendall, as he will be stepping aside at the end of his current term.

On May 16, the last day of Bike Month, you can start and end the day with bike events! Before getting all gussied up for the gala, join Bike Prescott for their geocaching scavenger hunt by bike. The meetup is at 9:00 a.m. at the Thumb Butte pavilion. You get a map with the geocache locations, or you can use a geocache app. The first rider to locate all the caches gets a prize. Lunch after at the pavilion will be provided by Bike Prescott. Drop an e-mail RSVP to catanabrown{at}gmail.com so she will know how many riders to expect.

We’re looking forward to seeing you at these events and just riding around town. The goal of Bike Month is to inspire more people to try bicycling and the more bicyclists folks see, the more likely they are to give it a try. Pedal for Bike Month!

Pedals & Pumps Gala: Back to the Future

And of course don't forget the gala itself: Saturday, May 16, upstairs from the 'Tis Gallery, from 6:00 p.m. until they kick us out. Join us for live and silent auctions, food by El Gato Azul, beer from Granite Mountain Brewing, and live music by Doc Garvey's Remedy and Terry Wheeler. Your contributions will help PAT’s efforts toward a bicycle and pedestrian friendly central Yavapai community.

Give Us Your Nominations for this Year's CYCLE Award

One of the highlights of the annual Pedals and Pumps Gala is the announcement of the Central Yavapai Community Leadership Excellence (CYCLE) award.

This will be the seventh year we have made this award, which recognizes the committed efforts of an individual, business, or organization toward improving conditions for bicyclists and pedestrians and ensure they can safely access public spaces, including our roadways.

Last year the award went to Sue Knaup, whose tireless efforts over the years have resulted in countless improvements to bicycling infrastructure in Prescott, most recently bike lanes and sidewalks on White Spar Road south of Copper Basin Road.

As in previous years, local artist and teacher Brad DeVries has created a unique, sculptural object to represent this award, which will be presented to the winner at the gala.

The board will make the final selection of this year's awardee at its meeting on Wednesday, May 13, just three days before the gala event. Please send your nominations by e-mail to PAT{at}prescottbikeped.org.

Rebuilding the PAT Board

By: Russ Willis, President

PAT’s monthly board meetings are open to all comers. 6:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the historic Head House, 309 East Gurley, across from the Washington School.

In recent months, two longtime directors, Jim Knaup and Bob McCarty, have stepped aside. We are down to three, but we have room for eleven.

We sometimes hear suggestions from members as to what more PAT might be doing. The best way for you to cause things to happen is to step forward and pitch in, either taking a seat at the board table and/or volunteering to help with projects that are already in motion.

Why not join us Wednesday evening, May 13? Get acquainted with how the board works, learn about volunteer opportunities, find your place with the organization, and help us make Prescott much more bike and pedestrian friendly. Learn more about our current projects at www.prescottbikeped.org .

If you would like to serve on the PAT board of directors or volunteer for a specific project, even if you can’t make the next meeting, just email me at: rawillis3{at}juno.com.


Prescott Alternative Transportation
P.O. Box 2122, Prescott, Arizona 86302
pat(at)prescottbikeped.org
928-830-0723

Prescott Alternative Transportation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Donations are tax deductible.

Prescott Alternative Transportation
P.O. Box 2122, Prescott, Arizona 86302
 928-708-0911   pat(at)prescottbikeped.org
Prescott Alternative Transportation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Donations are tax deductible.


Prescott Alternative Transportation
P.O. Box 2122, Prescott, Arizona 86302
pat(at)prescottbikeped.org
928-830-0723

Prescott Alternative Transportation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Donations are tax deductible.

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