May is National Bike Month, and Lancaster General Health is supporting events throughout the community to encourage riders of all ages and abilities. LG Health is a member of the Lancaster Bikes! Coalition, a group of organizations working together to make Lancaster a more bicycle-friendly place.
On May 3, LG Health’s Brenda Buescher joined other members of the Lancaster Bikes! Coalition at the Lancaster County Commissioners’ meeting as the Commissioners read a proclamation celebrating National Bike Month. Brenda spoke at the meeting about the benefits of bicycling for physical health and mental wellness.
Friday, May 19, is Bike to Work Day in Lancaster, and LG Health is co-hosting a breakfast for bicycle commuters at Binns Park from 8 to 9 a.m. All bicycle commuters are welcome to enjoy coffee, fruit, and bagels. City and county leaders will speak at 8:15 a.m. about local efforts to create safe infrastructure for bicyclists.
The Lancaster Barnstormers, Lancaster Bikes! and AAA Central Penn are hosting a bicycle rodeo for children and parents on Saturday, May 20, at Clipper Stadium. Volunteers will inspect children’s bikes and helmets for safety and then lead children through a series of biking stations to learn safe riding skills. Free tickets for the rodeo and the evening’s Barnstormers game are available to the first 400 children who register online.
Finally, LG Health is a sponsor of Open Streets, an annual event taking place on Sunday, May 21, that celebrates community, health, and active transportation. Water Street and James Street will be closed to cars and open for play from Farnum Park to Major Janice Stork Linear Park. Over 100 community organizations and vendors will fill the streets with free, fun activities for all ages.