Mt. Juliet, TN – May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to give biking a try. In recognition of National Bike Month the Mt. Juliet Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) will host its fourth annual community ride through the heart of Mt. Juliet. Ride Mt. Julietis a 5.8 mile event intended for riders of all ages and skill levels and will take place on Sunday May 6, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM. The first 200 riders will receive a value packed goody bag.
Ride Mt. Juliet will start and finish in the Music City Star parking lot at the corner of Mt. Juliet Road and East Division Street. The course will travel north on MJ Road utilizing the bike lane and riders will follow a MJ fire truck to the MJ Police Department near Charlie Daniels Park. The ride will continue through the MJ Middle School parking lot and Woodland Place neighborhood to Golden Bear Parkway on a course back to the Music City Star parking lot.
In addition to the ride, the MJ Police Department will conduct a bicycle rodeo in the train station parking lot. The rodeo is designed to give young riders the skills needed to become safer bicyclists. MJPD Corporal James Christensen will conduct the bicycle rodeo. All cyclists are required to wear a helmet and sign a waiver. Riders under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Biker’s Choice and the Veloteers Bicyle Club are sponsoring a children’s bike giveaway and each participant under the age of 12 is eligible to enter. Sign up will be at the registration table and the drawing will be conducted after the ride. You must be present to win.
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The Mt. Juliet BPAC is comprised of volunteers from the community with the expressed purpose of guiding the city plans for safe walking, running and cycling infrastructure improvements. The BPAC provides a venue for public input on matters related to bicycle and pedestrian facilities and programs. The Mt. Juliet BPAC is an advisory committee to the City Commission with no decision or policy making authority.
Join us and Ride Mt. Juliet!
For more information visit www.mjbpac.org .