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KICKSTART YOUR SUMMER WITH THIS MONTH LONG COMMUNITY CELEBRATION OF BIKES, ART, MUSIC AND THEATER

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Trek the Trails – Rockhill Park Trailhead

Tuesday, May 5 – 6pm

Meet in the trailhead parking lot in Rockhill Park near 1400 Catalpa Street, just east of the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd and Freeman Street

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Fort Wayne Trike the Trails

Saturday, May 9 – 11am

Grease your wheels and grab your helmet because the race is on! Pedal your way to fun and prizes in our 4th annual Trike the Trails tricycle race for boys and girls ages 3-5.

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Trek the Trails – Trek the Trails Kickoff and Ride

Tuesday, May 12 - 6pm

Meet at Fort Wayne Outfitters and Bike Depot Meet at 1004 Cass St. near the Historic Wells St Bridge. Parking is available at Lawton Park and Headwaters Park with a short ½ mile bike ride to the Outfitters.

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Bike to Work Day Breakfast

Friday, May 15 - 6:30am

Celebrate commuting to work on 2 wheels at the Bike to Work Day Breakfast at Headwaters Park West on Friday, May 15th from 6:30-8AM.  Participants will enjoy free coffee, bagels and treats.

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Bike to Work Day After Party

Friday, May 15 - 5pm

Located at Fort Wayne Outfitters with live music by Will Certain and beer (Bent Rim Black by Mad Anthony – portion of proceeds benefit the trails).

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YLNI Farmers Market

Saturday, May 16 – 9am

Our market offers fresh and unique local produce, plants, meats, baked goods and homemade crafts in a cultural setting. The market is open each Saturday May – September from 9a-1p on the corner of Wayne and Barr Streets.

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Spring Trolly

Saturday, May 16 – 10am

Park then ride the trolley between exciting activities like Fairytale Fest, Barr Street Market, Appleseed Comic Con  and more, while  being connected to some of your favorite Downtown restaurants and shops!

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Second Annual Fairy Tale Fest

Saturday, May 16 – 10am

The Second Annual Fairy Tale Fest will feature live performances by  Youtheatre, Fort Wayne Ballet, and the Fort Wayne Dance Collective all around the Arts United Campus! Families will also enjoy fun family activities with FAME arts & crafts, T.A.G. Art Company’s face painting, the Gypsy Face Painter, live Storybook Characters and more!

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Spring Cycle

Saturday, May 16 

The Fort4Fitness Spring Cycle is a family-friendly event that will be held at the Arts United campus on Saturday, May 16. This year’s event will feature four different tour distances so there is a course for cyclists of all skill levels, a Spring Expo, and our KickStart4Kids event!

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KickStart4Kids

Saturday, May 16 

KickStart4Kids is a FREE, kids-focused event during the Fort4Fitness Spring Cycle that has many family-friendly activities. These activities include helmet and bicycle checks and fittings; arts, crafts, and musical performances provided by Arts United, and kids obstacle course provided by N.I.T.R.O., and a kids bike parade!

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Public Art Bike Tour

Sunday, May 17 

Join the good folks at Wunderkammer for a bike tour of public art.  More details to come soon.

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Trek the Trails – Deer Ridge Elementary

Tuesday, May 19 - 6pm

Meet in the parking lot for Deer Ridge Elementary School at 1515 S. Scott Rd.

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Blessing of the Bikes

Wednesday, May 20 - 6pm

Pastor Thomas Eggold of Emmanuel Lutheran Church will be performing the blessing on Union Street between Wilt and Jefferson. Come on out before the Ride of Silence and have your favorite bike blessed!

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2015 Ride of Silence

Wednesday, May 20 - 7pm

the Ride of Silence will begin in North America and roll across the globe. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways.

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dAnce.Kontemporary

Friday, May 22nd 2015

dAnce.Kontemporary returns to The B-Side to perform an evening of original contemporary dance. Part of Bike to The B-Side weekend. All ages. Tickets on sale soon.

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Urban Biking Skills for Women

Saturday, May 23 – 10am-3pm

This course will give you the confidence to ride safely and legally in traffic.

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An Evening with Darren Hanlon

Saturday, May 23 – 8pm

One Lucky Guitar is thrilled to present Yep Roc recording artist, Darren Hanlon. The Australian songwriter (including the great bike tune, “The Kickstand Song”) is touring in support of his new album, Where Did You Come From? All attendees who bike to the show will receive a special, free OLG Cycling badge.

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Community Bike Day

Sunday, May 24

Join the good folks at Wunderkammer for the Community Bike Day.  More detail to come soon.

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Trek the Trails – Shoaff Park Trailhead

Tuesday, May 26 - 6pm

Meet in the parking lot near the Conklin Pavilion on the south side of the park – near 6401 St. Joe Rd.

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Dinner & Bikes

Thursday, May 28

The fifth annual Dinner & Bikes is a month-long tour of the U.S. to bring people together to eat delicious food and get inspired about bicycle transportation.  The Fort Wayne stop will be held at Wunderkammer.

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Le Tour De Fort

Saturday, May 30 – 12pm

Le Tour de Fort LLC is a fun-loving, adventurous organization designed to raise awareness and money to support American Veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). We view ourselves as partners with the Armed Forces Coalition, our local community and our participants who come together to generate awareness.

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