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Sunday, May 10 – Sunday, May 17, 2020

Join us for the 19th annual Bike, Walk & Wheel Week! This year we’re going virtual!

GREAT NEWS: Bike Walk & Wheel Week 2020 is going virtual! All the same great biking, walking, and wheeling fun you’re used to, but now social distancing appropriate. Keep following the Bike, Walk & Wheel Week and PedNet Coalition pages on Facebook for details about virtual challenges during the week of May 10-17. We are looking forward to your participation and the virtual celebration of this year’s Bike Walk & Wheel Week. Join us, from at least 6-feet away, and stay tuned for details!

Bike, Walk & Wheel Week is Columbia’s annual celebration of being active. We have a very full and very fun week of virtual biking, walking and wheeling challenges ready for you!

How it Works

  1. Daily challenges. We’ve created daily challenges for each day of Bike, Walk & Wheel Week that you can do on your own or with people you’re isolating with.
  2. Social media posts. Create a social media post about how you’re participating in that day’s challenge theme. Use the hashtag #BWWW2020 on your posts. Tag us on InstagramFacebook, or Twitter and we could share your post!
  3. Prizes! For each day you post on social media with the #BWWW2020 hashtag, you’ll be entered into a drawing for gift cards from local businesses around town!

Schedule of Events:

Sunday, May 10

‘Family’ Ride Day

  • This is a challenge to walk/ride/wheel with whoever family is to you. You can solo walk, take a stroll with a pet, ride with your household friend, or bike with your partner and kids. 

Monday, May 11

Discover a New Trail Day

  • In this virtual challenge, PedNet encourages you to get outside on a trail near you. Find a trail you’ve always wanted to go to, but never had the time. Or, visit the trail that has always had a special place in your heart.
    • Find a list of trails in Columbia, here.
People walking on trail over a bridge

Tuesday, May 12

Bike and/or Dog Wash Day

  • Spend some time cleaning your bike for this virtual challenge. AND if you have a pet in need of some sudsing, wash them too! If you’re without a bike, you can still do this challenge by checking “giving pet a bath” off your To-Do list.
    • Need some tips? Follow this link for a video or this webpage on how to clean your bike. 
People washing bikes

Wednesday, May 13

Visit a Friend Day

  • Bike or walk to a friend’s house for this virtual challenge. PedNet encourages some kind of active transportation to travel to a friend’s residence.
    • Practice safe social distancing for this challenge. PedNet does not encourage gathering in groups or visiting at an unsafe distance for “Visit a Friend Day” virtual challenge. 
Someone riding a bike with a child

Thursday, May 14

Maintenance Day

  • The “Maintenance Day” virtual challenge includes a lot of options for participation.
    • Do some routine bike maintenance, shop at a local bike shop for some bike parts or supplies.
    • Prepare for some outdoor activity (e.g. gardening, running, yard work).
    • Do some maintenance on an outdoor space near you. Pick up some litter at a local stream, remove some obstacles blocking a trail, or remove some invasive species in your yard. 
    • Basically, the options are endless!
People observing a bike maintenance class

Friday, May 15

Picnic Day

  • Bike/walk/wheel to a place where you can have a picnic! 
  • If you are able, bike/walk/wheel to a local restaurant and carry out a meal for a picnic while supporting local cuisine.  
Woman riding a bike to a restaurant.

Saturday, May 16

Errand Day

  • Walk/bike/wheel to the local farmers market, grocery store, drugstore, post office, etc. to do your weekly errands.
    • PedNet would like to stress safe social distancing while participating in this virtual challenge.
Columbia farmers market

Sunday, May 17

Columbia Bike Boulevard Day

  • Visit one of Columbia’s Bike Boulevards! There is a map here and some information on how to use a bike boulevard here
  • Check out the BW&WW and PedNet Facebook pages for our video on CoMo’s Bike Blvds. 
Someone riding on a bike boulevard