WHY I BIKE BLOG

SHARE YOUR STORY!

On May 16th bicycle enthusiasts were going to gather for the second annual Concord Bike Fest. This community celebration of cycling is presented by Concord Bikes, a volunteer community group that promotes bicycling as a heathy and environmentally positive means of transportation and recreation. Bike Fest 2020 would feature a parade through Concord Center, a bike safety rodeo, local bike tours, a block party, and a late night ride.

 

While Bike Fest has been postponed, people are taking to two-wheels. More and more casual riders and families are getting exercise and fresh air while enjoying the reduced level of traffic. Concord Bikes wants to use this time to build a stronger bicycling community by weaving together the diverse stories of people who ride bikes in and around Concord.

 

We invite you to share your bike story using the theme, “Why I Bike.” There is no right answer – fun, errands, fitness, commuting, school, all of the above – any reason will do! To get you started, consider questions such as: 

  • ​How long have you biked?

  • How often do you get out?

  • What's your favorite kind of riding?

  • Do you have a favorite road, path or trail?

  • What’s the longest ride you’ve taken?

  • Any memorable weather events, accidents, dogs?

  • Any pet peeves about inconsiderate cyclists?

  • How can biking in traffic be made safer?

  • How we get more people to ride?

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The stories will be short – around 100 to 250 words – and should include a photo of you with or without your bike. Families are encouraged to submit their stories as well as children with parent/guardian permission. Stories will be printed in the Concord Journal and on our website.

You can submit your story and photo to Richard Fahlander at concordbikefest@gmail.com.

Tell the town why YOU bike!

WHY WE BIKE PDF

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