This week of National Bike Month includes a bike-to-work day and a forum featuring Memphis Mayor AC Wharton, who is credited with reversing his city’s reputation among cyclists from worst to most improved.
Wharton is among the speakers Thursday during a forum at the Big Apple, 1000 Hampton St. He led his city’s efforts to transform the commitment in Memphis to bike and pedestrian infrastructure. The forum runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Columbia’s bike and pedestrian master plan is to be announced at the forum.
Among other events:
• Bike to work day is set for Friday, with enthusiasts gathering at the State House steps for a ride down Main Street.
• Biking instructions will be offered Saturday from 9-11:30 a.m. at Soda City Market on Main Street. Certified instructors will discuss bike tune-ups to safety tips to riding skills.
For a complete list of events, go to www.columbiasc.net/