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Secure Bike Parking
Often the Closest Parking is Bike Parking
In 2013, Good To Go partners with the Friends of the Constitution Trail to offer secure bike parking at four community events. Here's how it works: Ride your bike to the event and find the secure bike parking area. A Friends of the Trail volunteer will take your bike and give you a number. You enjoy the event for as long as you'd like. Return to the bike parking area to retrieve your bike, turn in your number and a volunteer will bring you your bike. It's that simple and it's free! You can also leave your trunk, seat or handle bar bags and helmets with the bike. Need more info, check out a video! While you're there, make sure you get a NEW Constitution Trail map and learn more about the Good To Go Commuter Challenge.
Scheduled 2013 Bike Parking Events
Saturday, April 13 – Illinois Sustainable Living and Wellness Expo
Saturday, May 4 – Commuter Challenge Kick Off at the Downtown Bloomington Farmers’ Market
Sat/Sun July 6/7 – Sugar Creek Arts Festival
Bike Raffle: a $5 ticket could get you a brand new bike. In 2012 we gave away a Trek 7100, helmet, back rack and trunk bag. The package was valued at $716.00.
Sat/Sun Aug. 24/25 – Sweet Corn Blues Fest
Bike Raffle: take a chance! For just $5 bucks you could win a a new bike. In 2012 we gave away a Giant Cypress, helmet, back rack and trun bag. Bike valued at $651.00.
The weather did NOT cooperate in 2012...so bike parking numbers were down. Let's just say it was less than the 2011 numbers. The Friends of the Trail and Good To Go offered bike parking at the Illinois Sustainable Living and Wellness Expo at Illinois Wesleyan University in April and the first Downtown Bloomington Farmers’ Market of the season in May. It was also offered during both days of the Sugar Creek Arts Festival and the Sweet Corn Blues fest in late August. Almost 1,100 bikes were parked (and many, many car trips were saved) during our 2011 season.
2012 Bike Parking Results
Have more Questions?
Check out a video of what happens when you drop off your bike at the Good To Go/Friends of the Trail secure bike parking service.
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