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
- 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.
- 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 Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter and we could share your post!
- 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.
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.
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.
Thursday, May 14
- 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!
Friday, May 15
- 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.
Saturday, May 16
- 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.
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.