“Bike to Work Week” Promotes Bicycling Benefits and Safety, City’s Active Transportation Efforts

Sioux Falls, South Dakota: The City of Sioux Falls is celebrating “Bike to Work Week”, a nationally recognized event held each May to encourage bicycling to work and promote bicycling awareness and safety. This year, Bike to Work Week takes place May 15 to 19, culminating in Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 19.

“The City of Sioux Falls is using Bike to Work Week to highlight not only bicycling but also the great work happening in the community surrounding active transportation and safety, which we define as any human-powered mode of transport, like bicycling, jogging, walking, and using other mobility devices, like wheelchairs,” said Sam Trebilcock, senior planner for the City of Sioux Falls. “Our goal is to educate the community on the benefits of bicycling as a form of exercise and recreation and an environmentally friendly and affordable mode of transport while engaging the public on active transportation priorities for Sioux Falls.”

In addition to the City’s public engagement events, the City has partnered with Falls Area Bicyclists (FAB) on events for the community. FAB worked with Sioux Falls businesses to offer refreshments each day for people riding to work throughout Bike to Work Week. Details are available at www.fallsareabicyclists.org.

Schedule of City Events:

Bicycle Committee Meeting
Monday, May 15 | 5:30–7 p.m.
City Center Room 110 (231 North Dakota Avenue)
Pedestrian Committee Meeting
Tuesday, May 16 | 3–4 p.m.
City Center Room 110 (231 North Dakota Avenue)
Active Transportation Board Meeting
Wednesday, May 17 | 8:30–10 a.m.
City Hall Commission Conference Room (224 West Ninth Street)

Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans Open House
Thursday, May 18 | 4–6 p.m.
Downtown Library (200 North Dakota Avenue)
2021 Pedestrian Plan: www.siouxfalls.org/pedestrianplan
Bicycle Plan: www.siouxfalls.org/bikeplan
If an ADA accommodation is needed for City meetings, please contact the Human Relations Office at 605-367-8745 (voice), 605-367-7039 (TTY) or humanrelations@siouxfalls.org at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.
Bike to Work Day
Friday, May 19
Sioux Falls residents are encouraged to participate in Bike to Work Day.

Before hitting the road, the City recommends residents familiarize themselves with important rules of the road and safety guidelines.

Bicycling Resources:
Safety video and rules of the road for bicyclists and drivers: Know the Rules of the Road for Bicyclists and Drivers—City of Sioux Falls
Bicycle Route Map: 2022-Bicycle-Route-Map.pdf
Recreation Trail: Recreation Trail—City of Sioux Falls

For additional details on the City’s active transportation initiatives and resources, visit www.siouxfalls.org


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