May is National Bike Month

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 people to give biking a try.

Locally, the Bike Walk Greater Lafayette Network is endorsing many local events organized by bike clubs, teams, community organizations and businesses. A full calendar of events hosted during Bike Month can be found on the Bike Walk Greater Lafayette website bikewalkgreaterlafayette.org under the “Have Fun” tab.


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Journal & Courier article on Lafayette’s Bike Culture

Two years after a crash galvanized the cycling community, things are coming together on safety, traffic planning

Two springs ago, in June 2015, scores of cyclists took over Harrison Bridge for about 10 hours one Saturday, riding a loop that spread from Sixth Street on the Lafayette side of the Wabash River to Salisbury Street on the West Side.


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May is National Bike Month

May 3, 2019

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 people to give biking a try. Locally, the Bike Walk Greater Lafayette Network is endorsing many local […]

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Lafayette is located at 40°24′38″N 86°52′29″W (40.410585, -86.874681)[16] and lies in Fairfield and Wea Townships. Elevation at the court house is 550 feet (168 m), but city elevations range from a little over 500 feet (150 m) at the Wabash River to approximately 700 feet (210 m) in the areas of Murdock Park and Columbian Park.

According to the 2010 census, Lafayette has a total area of 27.74 square miles (71.85 km2), all land.

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