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Update: Bikes Out and Pedal the Parkway this Weekend

(Williamsburg Area Bicyclists)

UPDATE: The National Park Service Pedal the Parkway event page notes the standard entrance fee will be charged to participate in this event.

HISTORIC TRIANGLE — Welcome warmer weather by getting out to Jamestown Settlement for two biking-related events the first weekend of May.
Bikes Out of Hibernation is an event sponsored by Williamsburg Area Bicyclists, in partnership with BikeWalk Williamsburg, James City County Parks & Recreation, Jamestown Settlement and several local bicycle shops.
The event will be held during National Bike Week on Saturday, May 6, in conjunction with the annual Pedal the Parkway event the first from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Jamestown Settlement Parking lot. The community is invited to bring their bikes out of hibernation for a free once-over to get them ready for the cycling season.
Local bike shops, including Trek, Conte’s, Jimmy Z’s Mobile Bike Repair, the Bicycle Co-Op of Williamsburg as well as volunteers from the Williamsburg Area Bicyclists and BikeWalk Williamsburg will be on hand to offer free safety inspections, minor adjustments, bike fitting, tire inflation, and free helmets and helmet fittings.
Refreshments and educational materials will be available.
(Williamsburg Area Bicyclists)
“Pedal the Parkway and Bikes Out of Hibernation have both become very popular annual events and for the second year, they will be held on the same weekend.  It’s a great way to jump-start the cycling season and is a fun family-friendly activity,” said Rick Nevins, of  Williamsburg Area Bicyclists.

The Pedal the Parkway event, sponsored by the National Park Service (NPS) at the Colonial National Historical Park and BikeWalk Williamsburg, invites the public to celebrate National Park Week and National Bike Month by biking, walking, or jogging along a 7-mile portion of the Colonial Parkway.

The NPS will close the Colonial Parkway to vehicle traffic between Route 199/Kingspoint and Jamestown Settlement beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 5 and ending at 6 p.m., Sunday, May 7.

Portable restrooms and a handwashing station will be available at Archer’s Hope turn-off,
provided by a donation from BikeWalk Williamsburg. Indoor restrooms will be available at the Jamestown Island Visitors Center and at Jamestown Settlement Museum.

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Free parking is available at the Jamestown Settlement, 2110 Jamestown Road and at the NPS Visitor Center on Jamestown Island.

For more information, email Williamsburg Area Bicyclists.

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