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Posted on: May 18, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Town Commissioners Proclaim May Bike Month in North Wilkesboro

May 5, 2020

  • WHEREAS, the bicycle is an economical, healthy, convenient, and environmentally sound form

    of  transportation   and   an excellent  tool  for   recreation   and enjoyment   of   North   Wilkesboro’s

    scenic beauty; and

    WHEREAS, throughout the month of May, the residents of the Town of North Wilkesboro and

    its visitors will experience the joys of bicycling through educational programs, races, commuting

    events, charity events, public awareness events, or by simply getting out and going for a ride;


    WHEREAS, the Town of North Wilkesboro’s roads and greenways attracts bicyclist each year

    providing economic health, transportation, tourism, and scenic benefits; and

    WHEREAS,   creating   a   bicycling-friendly   community   has   been   shown   to   improve   citizen’s

    health, well-being, and quality of life, growing the economy of the Town of North Wilkesboro,

    attracting tourism dollars, improving traffic safety, supporting student learning outcomes, and

    reducing pollution, congestion, and wear and tear on our streets and roads; and

    WHEREAS,   the   Town,   the   League   of   American   Bicyclists,   schools,   parks   and   recreation

    departments, police departments, companies, non-profit agencies and civic organizations will be

    promoting bicycling during the month of May every year; and

    WHEREAS, these groups are also promoting greater public awareness of bicycle operations and

    safety education in an effort to reduce collisions, injuries, and fatalities and improve health and

    safety for everyone on the road; and

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that we, the Board of Commissioners of the Town of

    North   Wilkesboro,   do   hereby   proclaim   the   month   of   May,   as  Bike   Month  in   North

    Wilkesboro, and urge my fellow citizens to observe this month by enjoy bicycling in our great

    community while practicing safety measures both on a bicycle and while traveling in other motor


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