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Fort Wayne Earns Bicycle Friendly Designation

The City of Fort Wayne has once again earned the title of Bicycle Friendly Community from the League of American Bicyclists.

The League recently announced that 34 communities have earned the Bicycle Friendly title for the first time or have successfully renewed their designation. Every four years, a community must apply to keep its designation. There are now 372 Bicycle Friendly Communities across the United States. The Bicycle Friendly Community award recognizes a community’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.

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Riverfront Benches to be Revealed Saturday

Local artists will reveal their Riverfront Fort Wayne art benches on Saturday, May 21 prior to the start of the Fort for Fitness Spring Cycle.

The City of Fort Wayne partnered with Artlink Contemporary Gallery to work with local artists in the transformation of ten former Citilink bus stop benches into attractive, functional works of public art. The benches will be displayed from 7 to 10:30 a.m. along Main Street in front of the Auer Center. Artists will be available at 9:30 a.m. to greet the public and talk about their work.

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Bike to Work Day Breakfast Set for Friday

As part of national Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 20, Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry is encouraging local residents to give bike commuting a try.

On their way to work, residents are invited to stop at Headwaters West for the City’s Bike to Work Day breakfast from 6:30 to 8 a.m. During the breakfast, cyclists can enjoy free coffee, bagels and fruit courtesy of Parkview Health.

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Riverfront Fort Wayne Needs Volunteers

Riverfront Fort Wayne needs your help to prepare giant beach balls that will eventually be hung from bridges and float along the St. Marys River. Volunteers are needed to blow up the approximately 200 beach balls with shop vacs and then apply a base coat of paint. Colorful faces will eventually be painted on the beach balls by school children, seniors, veterans and people with disabilities.

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