Bike Month Activities and Events

May is National Bike Month and KANcycle, a regional bike share program sponsored by OCCK and Blue Cross Blue Shield, announces activities and events taking place over the coming weeks.

According to OCCK, KANcycle is partnering with Ad Astra Books & Coffee House, 141 N. Santa Fe, Salina, to offer a 10% discount to any customer who bikes there. This reduction began on May 1. Bike racks are conveniently located outside the cafe.

National Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 20and. Residents across the region are encouraged to bike to work and share photos on social media using the hashtag #salinabikestowork2022 or #kansasbikestowork2022.

“KANcycle has been a great program for Salina and North Central Kansas,” said Michelle Griffin, Director of Mobility Management for the region. “We are thrilled to create this first partnership with Ad Astra Books & Coffee House and our first effort to celebrate National Bike to Work Day. We want to encourage mobility in all its forms, and cycling is a great way to do that.

KANcycle Regional Bike Share provides North Central Kansas, including Salina, Minneapolis, Concordia, Belleville, Mankato, Beloit, Lincoln and Ellsworth, convenient and affordable access to bicycles as an easy means of transportation and recreation, fun, healthy and ecological. OCCK, through a collaborative funding partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, brings you KANcycle powered by Movatic.

Riders join the program by signing up for annual subscriptions or pay-as-you-go. Annual subscriptions will be $30 with rides under an hour free, annual student memberships will be $20 with rides under an hour free, and pay-as-you-go will be $1.50 all the 30 minutes.

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