Pueblo Active Community Environments (P.A.C.E.)
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PACE Earth Day Bike Clinic & Ride 2015

Celebrate Earth Day by trying wheeled pedal power!  Are you ready to enjoy our new bicycle lanes this year?  Still confused about some of the bicycle lane markings, rules, terms like "sharrows", or how to safely share the road as a cyclist or motorist?

You are invited to a free, short class on safe cycling on our roads.  We will be using the new bike lanes and sharrows to find our way around town by bike!

PACE – Pueblo Active Community Environments & OHNO - Old Historic Northside Organization are co-sponsoring the ride this Wednesday, April 22nd, at the Mineral Palace Park parking lot near the Santa Fe entrance by the lake. 

The Bike Skills Clinic will include the following:  Basic bike handling, turning and stopping to prevent simple mistakes.  How to communicate with other riders and vehicles for safety. Where to ride on the trails, and how to find the trails around town.  Where to ride on the road for visibility and safety.  And why following the rules of the road matters.
“I’m excited to help the Northside neighbors get comfortable bicycling on the roads and enjoy the bike lanes that they requested years ago.  Their quality of life has improved by reducing traffic, speed and noise, plus they have a great place to exercise!”, said Kim Arline, Chairperson of PACE.
Here’s the schedule:
5:15 pm:  Start gathering to pump up tires and for a basic skills review in the parking lot for newer cyclists.
5:45 pm:  Be ready to listen and learn.
6:00 pm:  Start rolling on our new bike lanes and discover Pueblo by bicycle!  Ride as far as you are comfortable riding as we explore the Northside neighborhood, then ride downtown to learn about a new project.   
All participants are responsible for their own safety, following the rules of the road, and are required to sign a waiver.  Guardians are welcome to bring kids 10 years and up, but must ride with them and sign a waiver on their behalf.  There will be a skills test in the parking lot first to ensure they can ride safely on city streets.  Don’t forget to bring your own bike and helmet!
“We are excited to see the community embrace working together like this to keep bicycling fun and safe in Pueblo”, said Stephanie Chambers, Bike and Pedestrian Coordinator for the City of Pueblo

Don't forget about some of the other fun outdoor events going on in April highlighted below. Details may be found on our Events Calendar at activepueblo.net!
Saturday, April 25th 
Walk:  March of Dimes - March for Babies:  9 am - 12 pm at Gateway Park (HARP) at the Riverwalk.
Bike:  Tour De Starbucks:  Meet at Nick's Bikes in Pueblo West at 9:00 am to ride up to 30 miles roundtrip to different Starbucks locations in Pueblo.
Health Event for K - 8th graders:  CSU-Pueblo's "Let's Move" Day for Pueblo Youth:  A day dedicated to promoting active, healthy lifestyles for children K - 8th grade at the Massari Arena. 9:00 am - 12 pm.  A full range of activities and demonstrations throughout the event.  
Ongoing Weekly Activities:
-Wednesday's at 6:30 pm:  The Downtown Social Shuffle 3.1 mile run or 2 mile walk meets at JMichael's Pub.
-Thursday's at 5:30 pm:  The Adventurous Sole and YMCA hosts fun runs from their store on 5th St.  Meets at 5:30 pm and starts at 6:00 pm.  All abilities, all species, all ages.
-Thursday's at 6:30 pm - Starting May 7th:  Cruisin' Pueblo Bicycle Rides meets at Bingo Burger.

Friday, May 1stNational Bike Challenge 2015:  Join other Pueblo County cyclists as they compete nationwide to ride the most miles from May thru September!  EVERY mile counts.  The practice month started on April 1st.  This year's challenge is sponsored by Scott Nationals and PeopleForBikes.  Check out 2014 Results where Pueblo came in 12th in the Nation based on per capita riding!

Monthly PACE Meetings:
Mon, May 11th, 8:00 am - 9:30 am:  Join us at the NEW coffee shop, Union Joe (103 North Union Ave)

Mon, June 9th:  8:00 am - 9:30 am:  Join us at 5th and Main Espresso Bar (421 N Main St)
Meetings are open to the public. If you would like included on the email distribution list for the agenda and minutes, please email stephanie.chambers@activepueblo.net and I will add you to the list.

Take 5 and Walk, Roll, or Get Moving Pueblo!

Stephanie Chambers
Bike / Ped Coordinator - City of Pueblo
PACE - Project Coordinator for Challenges