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The goal of re:TH!NK's Drive Your Bike campaign is to make biking more likely to happen.

Getting from "point A to point B" by bike can be a transportation option you choose. Whether it be to work, to the store, to the library or to the park, making a trip by bike can be easier than you think.

Kickoff Rides: Saturday, April 26 at 20th Ave YMCA in Oshkosh

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Over 40 bikers attended and participated in a group ride in 2013 that explored many Oshkosh neighborhoods. Portions of the ride were aligned with many proposed routes in Oshkosh's Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan. 

This year's kick-off is part of the Oshkosh YMCA's Healthy Kids Day! Download the brochure below for more info or visit the YMCA website and sign up by April 24 to earn a prize (keyword search "bike").

Helmets are required for all riders. And as alway, riders obeyed the rules of the road, rode with the flow of traffic and used hand signals. 

Visit our Drive Your Bike supporters' websites for more information on how to drive your bike!

Oshkosh YMCA

Safe Routes to School

National Bike Challenge

Bike Repair

University Police

Go Transit Bike N Ride

Bicycle & Pedestrian Plans 

 Bicycle Federation of WI

Bike Safety and Helmet Fitting

OPD Bike Patrol

Fox Valley Bike Challenge

Fox-Cities-Bike-Challenge1Our local area did incredibly well in the National Bike Challenge last year, with Appleton finishing 2nd and Neenah-Oshkosh 5th out of over 650 metro areas. We want to be #1 in the nation this year.

Join the Fox Cities Cycling Association and re:TH!NK by signing up for the Fox Valley Bike Challenge. Its free and easy for all ages and you can ride anywhere – down the street, to work, to school, to the store!

 Check out all the events planned for the Fox Valley Bike Challenge on Facebook.

How it Works

  • Register and log miles via the National Bike Challenge website or use free app
  • Challenge runs May 1 through September 30, 2014
  • Monthly prizes based on points earned – 20 points each day you ride at least 1 mile, plus 1 point per mile
  • Encouragement rides throughout the program
  • Fox Cities Goal (Calumet, Outagamie, Winnebago): 3,000 participants and 1.25 million miles

 

Bicycle Benefits Program

Receive year-long discounts and rewards at any of these businesses in your neighborhood when your ride your bike there and show a Bicycle Benefits sticker on your bike helmet. Need a sticker? Get one for $5 at most of the participating businesses. More information at www.bicyclebenefits.org

For more information about the Drive Your Bike Campaign or if you have questions, comments or other thoughts, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 920-232-3021.

 

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re:TH!NK is a project of the Winnebago County Health Department that would not exist without
support from our local partner agencies, organizations and community members.