Apr
18
2019

MEDIA ADVISORY

April 19, 2019 Lincoln, NE​​​​​​​

BikeLNK Birthday Week Celebrations!

What: BikeLNK Birthday Week Celebrations which include the F Street Community Center Art Station Launch and the BikeLNK Birthday Party!● In honor of BikeLNK’s birthday week, those wanting to try the system can get their first month of a Monthly Membership for free with the promo code BDAY19 on www.bikelnk.com or the BCycle App.● The launch of the F Street Community Art Station – the world’s first ever art covered bike share station! – was made possible through a truly collaborative effort between South of Downtown Community Development Organization, the City of Lincoln, Downtown Lincoln, Lincoln Public Schools, & Heartland Bike Share- the art station was designed by Lincoln Public School students and local artists. This community-driven project was made possible by a grant from Better Bike Share. This event will also feature a LIBA ribbon cutting.● The BikeLNK Birthday Party will be a true birthday bash including free cake from Kitchen Sink Bakery. Prizes donated by a variety of community partners (Lincoln Running Company, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Outdoor Adventures Center, Bike Walk Nebraska, Screen Ink, Hound Dog Cycling Adventures, and Hub Cafe) will be raffled off to attendees. Along with a special prize, donated by Screen Ink, for the person who brings the most friends to the event. Rutabagas Vegan Comfort Food will be on site at Code Beer starting at 3pm and Code Beer will be hosting an after party with drink specials for BikeLNK party attendees.

BikeLNK had an amazing first year of operations and we’re excited to celebrate!

F Street Community Art Station Launch & Ribbon Cutting

Where: F Street Community Center on the corner of F & 13th Streets

When: Friday, April 19th from 10am to 11am

Who: Event will feature remarks from:● Kayla Jacox, Lincoln Industries Marketing Manager● Kat Weise, South of Downtown Community Organization● Kellee Van Bruggen, Transportation Planner, Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Department● Doug Kasparek, Center Director of F St Community Center,  Lincoln Parks & Recreation● Iris Starlin-Hintz, Arts & Humanities Student art contest winner● Natalie Leininger, Lincoln High School Student art contest winner● Dustin Antonello, Director of Policy & Research, Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA)

BikeLNK Birthday Party

Where: 206 S Antelope Valley Pkwy, Lincoln, NE 68510

When: Saturday, April 20th from 2pm to 4pm.

Media Contact:Jamie Granquist, City Manager, jamie@heartlandbikeshare.org, 402-659-8351

BikeLNK

BikeLNK is a public bike share system owned by the City of Lincoln and operated by Heartland Bike Share on behalf of B-Cycle LLC. For more information visit: bikelnk.com.

Heartland Bike Share

Heartland Bike Share is a 501c3 non-profit organization that exists for the development, promotion, and operation of bike sharing programs throughout the Heartland region for the benefit of the general public, aimed at promoting health and quality of life as well as mitigating climate change and promoting the use of sustainable forms of transportation

LIBA

Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA)’s got is to provide leadership and educational opportunities to the business community. To educate the public concerning the vital role of business in creation of meaningful jobs, and in meeting the payrolls that allow our citizens to enjoy quality of life. To communicate the concerns of the business community to elected and appointed officials at all levels of local government; and to support political candidates who understand and promote the free enterprise system.

Lincoln Industries

Lincoln Industries, formerly known as Lincoln Plating, was founded in 1952 by Dale LeBaron. The reliability of Lincoln Industries’ solutions has been proven over 65 years of service to some of the world’s most recognizable brands. Lincoln Industries is the largest and most diverse, privately held, metal finishing company in North America with over 900,000 square feet of facilities in 10 locations across the Midwest.

Lincoln/Lancaster Planning Department

The Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Department provides technical information and advice to elected and appointed boards and citizens on managing the growth and development of Lincoln and Lancaster County to be efficient, orderly, and attractive, facilitate economic opportunities, and conserve natural and cultural resources.

Lincoln Parks & Recreation

Committed to providing high quality facilities and recreation programs that everyone can enjoy.

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