Bikeapalooza coming to downtown Ann Arbor on May 22

Design for protected bike lane on William St. (Courtesy: Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority)

ANN ARBOR – The Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority will be hosting Bikeapalooza on May 22 from noon to 2 p.m. at the old Y Lot.

The event is a community celebration of the progress of the city’s protected bikeways, according to a release.

The free event will feature activities for the whole family, including four education stations throughout the bikeway. Attendees who visit all four stations will get an event T-shirt.

Other activities will include sampling switchel from Blom Meadworks, chalk art by David Zinn, cargo bike demos by Urban Riders, a mobile bike repair and new rider clinic pop-up hosted by Common Cycle, face painting and bike helmet fittings and giveaways by Safe Kids Huron Valley.

Participants can also see a City of Ann Arbor Public Works bikeway snow plow and enjoy activities presented by the Ann Arbor District Library, Washtenaw Bicycling & Walking Coalition, City of Ann Arbor Office of Sustainability & Innovation, the city’s Transportation Department and more.

The old Y Lot is located at 350 S. Fifth Ave.

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Meredith has worked for WDIV since August 2017 and was voted one of Washtenaw County's best journalists in 2019 by eCurrent's readers. She covers the community of Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University London, UK.