As you already know, there is no official Sandpoint Bike Week (there hasn't been for a couple years now). Many of the events that made up Bike Week continue on as stand alone events however. Just because we don't have a proclamation from the mayor, and promotion from our bike club doesn't mean we shouldn't celebrate bikes for a week. Don't you agree?
Here are some things you should be aware pf for next week...which would technically be Sandpoint Bike Week if there was one...
Tuesday (May 16th) - "The Sisterhood of Shred" showing @ the Panida Theater, doors @ 6:30pm / Film @ 7:00pm. "In the male-dominated world of jumping bikes, a community of women riders emerge. From all walks of life, different points around the globe, they empower each other to push their personal limits on and off their bikes. They have banded together...they are The Sisterhood of Shred." Tickets $5 in advance online, or at 6:30pm, at the door. Ticket purchase includes entry into Raffle. Beer, wine & concessions will be available for purchase.
Wednesday (May 17th) - Ride of Silence. Meet at City Beach parking lot @ 5:30pm. Join other cyclists in a silent, slow-paced ride in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. The ride is part of a worldwide share-the-road campaign. Route is about 9 miles. Must wear a helmet. All bikes and their riders are welcome. Ride will end at Idaho Pour Authority for the Chafe 150 Happy Hour.
Friday (May 19th) - National Bike to Work Day. Pretty self explanatory here, ride your bike to work for the day. Have a beer or glass of wine to reward yourself.
Saturday (May 20th) - Lost in the 50s Cruiser Ride. Grab you cruiser bike...whether it be new or old school, unique or run of the mill. Gather at Greasy Fingers Bikes at 4pm. Ride will be a leisurely cruise out the Sagle Bike Path to the Long Bridge Grill. There, the pavilion will be reserved to park bikes under. The LBG has some tasty grub and cold drinks. We'll hang for a bit and enjoy while we look at each others bikes, talk about bikes and watch classic cars cruise by.