BikeWalkBG, the new name and face for biking and walking advocacy, advising, and education in Bowling Green, wrapped up a fall marketing campaign, building momentum for a more active community. With a new logo and simplified name, BikeWalkBG (formerly Greenways Commission of Bowling Green and Warren County) is seeking to provide more resources about biking and walking to the community – from safety tips to updated route maps, trail cleanups and group activities.
In early November 2018, staff hosted a community bike ride, boasting about 15 participants ranging in age and skill level. Spring will offer several exciting new things for BikeWalkBG – we’re hoping to host more community bike rides, exploring different parts of our community; we’ll launch an updated map of greenways facilities and safe places to ride; and we’re hoping to host more bike rodeos (bicycle skills and safety course for kids). Additionally, our committee is beginning to explore ways to improve efforts encouraging more students to walk or bike to school. In the beginning stages of our discussions, we recognize having parent-teacher/staff leadership is crucial. We’ll continue exploring ways to kick-start this initiative; however, if you are interested in volunteering in walk-bike to school efforts and planning, please contact us.
Additionally, WKU recently signed a contract with a bicycle sharing company, VeoRide. In early December 2018, VeoRide delivered 180 bikes to WKU’s main campus. These bikes have been strategically scattered across campus, providing an ease of transportation for WKU residents, commuters, faculty, and staff. While the bikes will primarily be stationed on WKU’s campus and extending to downtown Bowling Green, anyone in the community can use the bikes. Simply download the app on your mobile device, and pay to ride for however long you please. Follow along to WKU’s social media pages for updated information.