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Monroe County, NY – Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Announces Bike Week From May 13 to 22

May 10th, 2022

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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello today announced the kickoff of Bike Week 2022, which spans two consecutive weekends from May 13 to 22 and offers an array of cycling events for all ages and levels of expertise.

“The best way to celebrate Bike Week is to simply get on a bike: ride to work, ride to the grocery store or library, or just take a leisurely ride and have fun as you explore all the great bike paths, trails and roadways Monroe County has to offer,” said Monroe County Executive Adam Bello.

Bike Week 2022, organized by Reconnect Rochester, celebrates biking in our community and encourages the use of bikes as practical, daily transportation. With many people taking up biking during the pandemic, Bike Week welcomes new riders and demonstrates the great community and infrastructure available to cyclists in Monroe County.

“Rochester

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Claire Worthy shares her experience from the first Tri My Best triathlon in Greenville

My name is Claire and I have been in a wheelchair since I was 1 year old. Last year, I had the privilege of being in the first Tri My Best triathlon in Greenville. For a little background, I have a disability called Spinal Muscular Atrophy that causes my muscles to get progressively weaker over time. This is the reason I have been in a wheelchair for so long. I do physical and occupational therapy with Therapy360, one of the organizations running Tri My Best, and I do aquatic therapy at the Kroc Center.

Claire Worthy at the Tri My Best triathlon in Greenville.

Claire Worthy at the Tri My Best triathlon in Greenville.

Being in a wheelchair, I don’t get very many opportunities to participate in things like this. That’s partly because my needs are very different from many people. For example, I’m not able to stay above the water if I am not touching the bottom of the

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These are the best electric bikes you can buy for every price in May 2022

Here at Electrek, we have spent countless hours performing detailed hands-on testing of hundreds of electric bicycles. This dedication to real world e-bike testing has helped us find the best electric bikes on the market for just about any budget.

Below you’ll see some of the top e-bikes we’ve tested for every price range, current as of May 2022. As April showers turn into May flowers, one of these electric bikes can surely be your next set of wheels this riding season!

The sub-$1,000 electric bike category is critical for a few reasons.

First, it’s pretty hard to produce a quality e-bike and sell it for under $1k. Most of the options in this price category make too many sacrifices in quality or longevity to earn a spot on this list as one of “the best”.

Second, many newcomers to the e-bike industry just aren’t prepared to drop several

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Pedaling on Bike Month comes with benefits

Linda Quiquivix, executive director of BikeVentura, decorates a bicycle for the nonprofit's “Healing Cycles” exhibit scheduled May 15–31, 11 a.m.– 4 p.m. at Oxnard Bike HUB, 154 E. 6th Street.

Linda Quiquivix, executive director of BikeVentura, decorates a bicycle for the nonprofit’s “Healing Cycles” exhibit scheduled May 15–31, 11 a.m.– 4 p.m. at Oxnard Bike HUB, 154 E. 6th Street.

Amid encouraging signs that the worst of the pandemic is behind us, more businesses are re-opening and workers are returning to the office.

If you’re returning to in-person work, if only a few days a week, now is a great time to consider incorporating a bike into your commute.

May is Bike Month, and the Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC) is encouraging residents to leave their vehicles at home and ride a bike instead.

During Bike Month, people who pledge to ride will have a chance to win one of six $250 gift cards. You can make the pledge at the VCTC website, goventura.org/pledge. Participants must be over the age of 18 and pledges must be made by May

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