Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Walk N' Roll Whitefish

| May 29, 2024 1:00 AM

Connect Whitefish is kicking off a summer long campaign to walk, bike, or roll to downtown Whitefish. The community benefits of human powered transportation are many including less traffic congestion, stronger sense of community, safer streets, and healthier habits.  All of these are great reasons to ditch the car and Walk N Roll your way to downtown Whitefish.

The campaign kicks off with a block party on Central Avenue on Tuesday, June 4. Bike, walk or roll down to Central Avenue to learn about bike safety, adaptive recreation, health benefits of human powered transportation, local trails, and bike commuting from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There will be e-bike demos and discounts on food and drink as well. 

The City of Whitefish, through a Department of Transportation Safe Streets for All Planning Grant, is developing a Safe Streets for All Action Plan to prevent fatalities and serious injuries in Whitefish. Share your thoughts about local safety concerns and brainstorm potential policies, projects, or strategies to improve safety in Whitefish. Members of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee will also be on hand to chat about current and future bike infrastructure projects.  

This event is coordinated by Connect Whitefish, a community-based group engaged in advocacy, education, awareness, and promotion of biking and walking in Whitefish. Sponsors of this event include the City of Whitefish, Logan Health Whitefish, Big Mountain Commercial Association, Dream Adaptive Recreation, Whitefish Legacy Partners, Blackstar Brewery, Safe Trails Whitefish, Flathead Area Mountain Bikers, Whitefish Bike Retreat, Whitefish Outfitters, Black Tie Ski Rental, Robert Peccia and Associates, Great Northern Cycle and Ski, Forloh, and MacKenzie River Pizza Company.