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Beautiful morning for a run during Columbia’s Bike, Walk & Wheel Week. 

Beautiful morning for a run during Columbia’s Bike, Walk & Wheel Week

The city (Parks & Rec and Boone County Public Health and Human Services) has planned more than a dozen activities to encourage Columbians to bike, walk and wheel around town. Learn how to commute sans car, and get lots of free food, shirts, and stuff along the way.

All Week:

  • Bicyclists ride city buses for free. Bikes must be loaded onto racks on the front of buses (if this sounds complicated, don’t worry, drivers will assist first-time users).
  • Check out the city’s Bike-N-Bus brochure here.

Monday, May 14

  • Walking Public Art Tour, 6:00 p.m., Flat Branch Park

Tuesday, May 15:

  • Secret Access Trail Ride, 6:00 p.m., Flat Branch Park
  • A 15-mile ride along the MKT and County House trails.
  • Helmets and water are required.

Wednesday, May 16:  

  • Brown Bag Lunch Sessions: I Would Bike/Walk to Work, But…, 12:00 p.m., Walton Building
  • Family Fun Fest, 6:00 p.m., Flat Branch Park

Thursday, May 17:  

  • Try Transit Day. Ride city buses for free all day
  • Schedule and routes are available here.
  • Walk the Course, 7:00 p.m., L.A. Nickell & Lake of the Woods golf courses
  • Receive a $3 discount if you walk instead of ride between holes.
  • Bike Shop Workshop, 6:30-7:45 p.m., Walt’s

Friday, May 18:  

  • Breakfast Station Day, 7:00-9:00 a.m.
  • Cyclists and pedestrians can enjoy free breakfast at five locations around town.
  • Locations: MKT Forum trailhead, the ARC, Lion-Stephens Park, Flat Branch Park and Fire Station 9.

Saturday, May 19:

  • Trails Day, 9:00 a.m., MLK Jr. Memorial on the MKT
  • Run or walk a 5K, or bike a 10K to celebrate Columbia’s trails.
  • Participants receive a free T-shirt.
  • No registration required.
  • Wheelchair Wash and Roll, 12:00-4:00 p.m., Stephens Lake Park
  • Roll around the park, enjoy free wheelchair detailing and snacks.