Bike Month Kickoff Event: Kids Ride and Bicycle Parade!

Saturday, Apr 28

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

It’s a weekend of bike events! Kicking off the upcoming Bike Month, and in conjunction with the reveal of the film BIKELANTIS, come share an approximately 3.5 mile ride with Bicycle Lafayette, and Virtuous Cycles leading the way. Parade down Main Street in a no drop group, meaning no rider left behind, at the pace of our slowest rider, with fun to be had by all! Ride past the The Train Depot, then to the Hanna Center playground for a snack before circling back to Virtuous Cycles. If you’ve never ridden on the road, in a highly controlled pack, this is the perfect ride for you, your friends, and your family! All skill levels welcome! (All minors must be accompanied by an adult.)

Gather at Virtuous Cycles by 11 am, for a leave time of 11:15.

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2080463852186251/

Bike/Walk News

Journal & Courier article on Lafayette’s Bike Culture

Mar 14, 2017

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 […]

Community

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.

Source: Wikipedia