Lake Express Ferry, in partnership with Milwaukee Bike Collective and Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers, hosted its annual bike drive to promote healthy lifestyles and environmental responsibility.
“It’s a spring kick off for our season and it’s good to have activity here after being closed for winter,” said Aaron Schultz, vice president of sales and marketing at Lake Express. “It feels good, and thankfully were doing good while being here.”
Bikes of all shapes, sizes and conditions were pedaled up to the bike drive, where more than 25 volunteers sorted and loaded them on to trucks.
Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers is sponsoring a Bike Day on Saturday, May 19, where children will receive a bike, helmet and lock along with information on how to be environmentally friendly and live healthier lifestyles. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kosciuszko Park, 2201 S. 7th St.
“We decided to throw a community event to help people rediscover the joy of biking as well as being active,” said Dr. David Waters of SSCHC.
“The event is to help people realize there are so many things we can do to live healthier lifestyles.”