The month of May will officially be proclaimed Bike Month in Evansdale by Mayor Dick Dewater during the City Council meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
“We want to support and encourage biking as part of a local and national effort. Evansdale has always welcomed bikers, from those riding through on the trails to the others out pedaling around town,” Dewater said.
May is National Bike Month, promoted by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to give biking a try, Dewater said. The announcement comes as the city plans for thousands of RAGBRAI riders to pass through Evansdale when the week-long bicycle ride across Iowa makes an overnight stop in Waterloo on July 28.