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BIKE to Work, School & Fun

Children’s Art Spotlights Bike Week Activities by Phil Ulibarri Fourteen children’s drawings depicting the benefits of bicycling are highlighting the 2014 Bike to Work, School and Fun Week public information campaign according to organizers. The drawings were created by students of the Drawn2Imagine Art Academy for Kids and Teens for the week-long event scheduled for May 10 – 16, 2014. “The drawings are so creative and colorful they have become a special part of the event,” said Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance Chairwoman Julie Hunter. “Not only are some of the

drawings show-stoppers in their own right, we used several of the sketches in our YouTube videos promoting bicycle use in the Truckee Meadows,” Hunter added. Birds with beaks full of buttered pancakes, clouds raining syrup, bikes perfectly suited for Burning Man, and place settings with loudspeakers help promote the Pedal for Pancakes event scheduled for Friday of Bike to Work, School and Fun Week at the Reno Bike Project. A bicycle creatively constructed using wooden bats for the frame, leather gloves for the seat and basket, and hard balls for the wheels, helps promote Bike

to the Ballpark, a discount day for bicycling fans at Aces Stadium on Mother’s Day, May 11. And, vibrant, colorful steaming cups of “Joe,” with an old “penny-farthing” bicycle compliment the drawing promoting the Bike to Work, School and Fun Week event called the Coffee Shop Stop, when cyclists get a free cup of coffee by showing their helmets at participating caffeine parlors. A complete list of events for the week can be found at www.bikenevada.org. According to Hunter, the drawings can be viewed by

visiting the Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance Face Book page at Bike to Work Nevada. To view the videos created from the drawings visit www OurCleanAir.com, or on the Air Quality YouTube channel. “Everyone who’s viewed the drawings and the videos are really surprised by their originality and creativity. The Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance is really lucky to have these kids involved,” Hunter added. Drawn2Imagine was founded in Reno in 2010. Beginning as an art studio, the program is now an online art curriculum, for teachers, parents, and kids. Children between five and 14 yearsold participated in the Bike to Work, School and Fun Week project. More information about Drawn2Imagine and founder Kellie Lee can be found at www. drawn2imagine.com. ■

Participating Bike and Coffee Shops College Cyclery Great Basin Bicycles High Sierra Cycling & Fitness North Valley Cycles Reno Cycling & Fitness Scheel’s Sierra Cyclesmith Velo Reno Kiwanas Bikes REI

622 S. Virginia Street 8048 S. Virginia Street 1141 Steamboat Pkwy. #920 2975 El Rancho Dr. #113 5260 Longley Lane 1200 Scheels Drive 7007 S. Virginia Street 3450 Lakeside Drive 145 Catron Dr. 2225 Harvard Way

Academy Bakery Bibo Coffee Company Bibo Coffee Downtown Bibo Coffee University Great Basin Co-Op Hi Point Coffee & Café My Favorite Muffin & Bagel My Favorite Muffin & Bagel My Favorite Muffin & Bagel The Java Bean Whole Foods Java Jungle Too Soul Tea Company Hub Coffee Roasters Hub Coffee Roasters Franz Backstube Bakery Truckee Bagel Co. Reno Bike Project Dreamer’s Coffee House Starbucks @ UNR Purple Bean Coffeehouse

380 Edison Way 75 Foothill Road 460 S. Sierra Street 945 Record Street 240 Court Street 3687 Kings Row 340 California Ave. 259 E. Plumb Lane 2868 Vista Boulevard 295 Sparks Blvd. 6139 S. Virginia Street 246 W. 1st Street 542 1/2 Plumas Street 727 Riverside Drive 32 Cheney Street 3882 Mayberry Landing 18130 Wedge Pkwy 541 E. 4th Street 701 S. Virginia St. Joe Crowley Student Union 1315 West 7th Street

Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance Bike to Work  

This publication was printed through a collaboration between the Northern Nevada Business Weekly and the Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance.

Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance Bike to Work  

This publication was printed through a collaboration between the Northern Nevada Business Weekly and the Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance.

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