Today is National Bike to Work Day, with related events in Northwest Indiana, including La Porte and Valparaiso. The Valparaiso Pathways Committee invited community members to meet at the Valparaiso YMCA pavilion on Cumberland Drive, ready to ride this morning, as participants pedal leisurely downtown, ending at Central Park Plaza where there will be a light snack and water available to the bicyclists. Anyone who pedals to work at any other locations (business group, families, etc.) and wants to have their mileage counted can call the Park Office and record their mileage for Bike to Work Week (May 13-17, 2013). The grand total of reported miles pedaled this week, can then be calculated into gasoline saved, with the Pathways Committee reporting the total at the next Valparaiso City Council meeting on Monday, May 27th.
On the heels of National Bike to Work Day which is today.... wheels will be rolling Saturday for a new event to raise funds for Portage Township Parks... The Friends of Portage Township Foundation is hosting “Trek the Township”, a twenty-mile family bicycling event starting at Haven Hollow Park in South Haven Saturday morning, 8am. Portage Township Trustee Brendan Clancy says the ride follows a scenic route along county roads and the Prairie Duneland Trail. For more info visit www.townshipfriends.org .