Did you know that 60% of all of our daily vehicle trips are less than 3 miles from home?  Most people can walk a mile in about 15-20 minutes.  If you take that trip by bicycle it’s only about 6-10 minutes.  Map the destinations that are 2 miles from your home by using this handy tool.  Then get out there and give it a try!

 All week long – Commit to leaving your car at home and walking or bicycling to work at least one day this week.  Need help to make this happen?  Think it’s too far?  We have lots of tips to help you get started. 

Use this week of activities to help you get moving! And don’t forget to REGISTER your TRIP to enter the Bike & Walk Week drawing for prizes.

Nampa Bike & Walk Week – May 15-20, 2017
Events Schedule

Tuesday, May 16, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, COMPASS Education Series Event
“Trails, Paths, and Dollars, oh my!”.  Liz Thorstensen, from the Rails to Trails Conservancy will discuss how providing places to walk and bike can bolster travel, tourism, and economic development. Join COMPASS to learn what this can mean to your community, neighborhood, business, and quality of life.  Free and public is welcome but space is limited, please RSVP early to ctorkelson@compassidaho.org.  Learn more about the presentation here: http://compassidaho.org/comm/publicevents_2017_ed_series.htm#educ2017

Wednesday, May 17, 6:30 p.m, Mayor’s Ride
Where:  Lloyd Square Park, 14th & Front in Downtown Nampa
Details:  Everyone is invited to either hop on your bicycles and participate in a leisurely 1 hour bicycle ride with Mayor Henry and Nampa City Council members or take in a Historic Walking Tour of Downtown Nampa.  Both the bicycle ride and the walking tour will begin and end in Downtown Nampa and last about 1 hour.

On the Wilson Pathway

 


Thursday, May 18, 6:30pm – 8:30 pm, Ribbon Cutting and Service Project
Stoddard Parking Lot and Crossing Improvement Ribbon Cutting & Pathway service Project.
Meet on Greenhurst at the Stoddard Pathway Crossing parking lot.  Following the Ribbon Cutting we will walk to the end of the pathway at Iowa where there will be tools for clearing brush and beginning the clean up work for the new Stoddard pathway from Iowa to Sherman Elementary School.

Friday, all day,  May 19, Bike to Work Day!

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Saturday, May 20, 9:00 am – 9:30 am, Walking Group
Meet at Wilson pond, at South Powerline Rd, Nampa, ID 83686, USA (map).  We will walk the Wilson Trail to 12th Ave and back from Wilson Ponds.

 

Saturday, May 20, 10 am, Flying M Coffee group bicycle ride. Developing and experienced riders meet at Flying M Coffee, 1314 2nd St S. Nampa ID. for their usual weekly ride of 25-35 miles, or a shorter one for beginning riders.

Saturday, May 20, 10 am-12:00 pm, GRAND FINALE – Parade America Bike Walk Nampa Entry

Calling all walkers and bicycle riders!  Everyone of all ages is invited to participate in the Bike Walk Nampa Parade America Entry.  Let’s promote Bike Walk Nampa and the benefits of bicycling and walking.
Where:   Line up on Colorado and Amity near NNU – look for the Nampa Bike Ped Advisory Banner and lots of bicycles!  The route is 2.5 miles in length.  All you need to do to participate in the entry is walk or ride a bicycle, smile, and wave! Bring your lunch and we’ll gather for a picnic at the conclusion of the ride on the NNU campus grounds near the entrance at Sunnyridge/Holly and Colorado.
What to bring:

  • Yourself and your bicycle (if you’re riding) in red,white, and,blue. Bikes of all types are especially encouraged – tandems, kid trailers, tag-alongs, unicycles, mountain bikes, cruisers, cargo bikes.
  • Your lunch (We can help you carry it or there will be a place you can store it until we get to the end.  We’ll be gathering on the NNU lawn for lunch together at the finish of the parade
  • water