Letter: Poky Pedaling 2014 Calendar Set
To the Editor-
Greetings from Bob Fisch. I am writing to update the Stevens Point City-Times about Poky Pedaling Stevens Point.
Poky Pedaling Stevens Point (PPSP) has released its 2014 Bike Fun Calendar for the Stevens Point area. Area residents and visitors will have to opportunity to share Bike Fun on these bicycle rides.
As the Chief Bike Fun Officer for PPSP, I have created these Poky Pedals to build community and to encourage more people to ride bicycles. Sharing Bike Fun is more than simply riding around on a bike. Bike Fun centers on some sort of fun activity, and a bicycle is simply the most appropriate vehicle to get from place to place.
For this third year of Bike Fun, PPSP has expanded to 14 Poky Pedals. Each ride has a theme, such as the Tiny Museum Ride in July, the Maple Ride in early October, and the monthly Poky Pedaling Potluck Picnics. Chocoholics in particular should get their tires pumped up early for the Chocolate Ride in May. New for 2014, the monthly Poky Pizza Pedal will ride a 4-mile urban loop ending at a downtown pizza place for food, drink, and socializing.
Routes stay on calm streets and non-motorized paths. Rides are about 10 miles long and last about 2-3 hours, including stops at theme destinations. A PDF of the 2014 Bike Fun Calendar is attached to this e-mail.
All Poky Pedals are free of charge and all Poky Pedalers are welcome. Who is a Poky Pedaler? A Poky Pedaler is someone who enjoys Bike Fun while riding safely and legally. A Poky Pedaler places no value on pedaling fast or pedaling far, as these are not measures of how much Bike Fun was enjoyed and shared. Anyone can be a Poky Pedaler if they choose to.
The PPSP website, PokyPedalingStevensPoint.org, lists the meeting time and location for each Poky Pedal. No memberships or signups are necessary. Poky Pedalers simply show up with their bicycle and share in the Bike Fun.
The PPSP website is a good place to get answers to questions about Poky Pedals. The full 2014 Bike Fun Calendar can be found there, and more information about upcoming Poky Pedals is posted a few weeks in advance of each. For those wondering if Poky Pedals are family friendly, there is an FAQ page to enable Poky Pedalers to decide for themselves.
While on the website, Poky Pedalers can check out the PPSP blog where lots of bikey stuff is posted. Much will be specific to Stevens Point, some will report on Poky Pedals and other Bike Fun, and some will cover other topics in which Poky Pedalers are likely to be interested.
The website also highlights Tweets from my @PokyPedalingSP Twitter feed. These Tweets share links to bikey tidbits from other bloggers that I find fun, interesting, or inspiring. For an easy way to keep up on bikey news from around Stevens Point, around Wisconsin, around the US, and around the world, I encourage Poky Pedalers to follow my Twitter feed.
If there is anything else you want to know about PPSP, please contact me at [email protected] or by calling 715-254-5817. I will be happy to tell you more.
In closing, I hope you examine the attached 2014 Bike Fun Calendar and include these Poky Pedals in the Stevens Point City-Times’s community calendar. I also hope you encourage your readers to regularly visit PokyPedalingStevensPoint.org for bicycle-themed information, inspiration, and amusement.
Thanks for reading, and I look forward to sharing Bike Fun with you and your readers.
Chief Bike Fun Officer
Poky Pedaling Stevens Point