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Bikesburg 2023: A week-long celebration of bicycles in Blacksburg

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Bicycles will be celebrated and elevated during the week of May 19 - 26 all around Blacksburg. A community partnership is teaming up to create the first Bikesburg week, inviting residents and visitors to get on their bikes, have fun, and explore our community in a new way.

The weeklong celebration starts on Friday, May 19, with a kick-off gathering for the Bike to Work Week Challenge on Draper Road. The following day, Saturday, May 20, Mayor Leslie Hager-Smith will lead an all-ages/all abilities bike parade down Main Street, followed by a downtown festival on College Avenue. Highlights of the festival will include a kids’ bike rodeo, vendors, e-bike demonstrations, art-making, story time, and a film at the Lyric.

Events are scheduled for each day of Bikesburg including: garden tours, a bike-themed book discussion at Blacksburg Books, bike yoga, a bike commuting class, a bike-themed book display at the library, a trail-building service opportunity, social rides, a bike gear swap, and a celebration/awards ceremony for the Bike to Work Week Challenge. Some events require registration; check the website for details and additional event descriptions at

Also, during the week of Bikesburg 2023, participating businesses will be offering a passport and stamps for cyclists who visit their stores by bike (no purchase required). Completed passports can be entered for several prize drawings! #bikesburg

The Bikesburg 2023 Partnership includes: Downtown Blacksburg Inc. (DBI), New River Valley Bicycle Association (NRVBA), Town of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech Sustainable Transportation, Sustainable Blacksburg, Lyric Theatre, Blacksburg Farmers Market, Regional Commission/Ride Solutions, Poverty Creek Trails Coalition, and Friends of the Huckleberry.

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