Bike news coming

This came through the email today….

Live Well Sioux Falls Receives Grant to Promote Bicycling: Press Conference Tomorrow

Sioux Falls, South Dakota: Live Well Sioux Falls will announce a new grant project on Friday, September 6, 2013, that will advance active transportation within our community. They will host a press conference at 11 a.m. at the Ninth Street entrance of City Hall.

The new funding, provided by the Wellmark Foundation Matching Assets to Community Health (MATCH) grant program, will promote healthy, active living by providing resources that encourage bicycling for both recreation and commuting.

In case of inclement weather, the press conference will take place indoors in the City Hall Commission Room.

I’ve got some idea what this is about and it’s good news.

This from the Wellmark website gives some idea.

City of Sioux Falls (Health Department) (Sioux Falls, SD) $30,000 challenge grant award Live Well Sioux Falls – Bike the Town Geographic Reach: Minnehaha and Lincoln Counties, SD Summary: This project will enhance the active transportation component of the Live Well Sioux Falls initiative, a community-wide effort to build a healthier Sioux Falls (Community Transformation Grant federally-funding initiative). This project will focus on further advancing bicycling in our community, for both recreation and commuting. The key components include: 1) implementing a bike rack “cost share” program with area businesses and organizations; 2) increasing the number of racks to encourage bicycle trips; and 3) promoting safe bicycle commuting through the Live Well website and other public education/awareness efforts.

Look for more information tomorrow at argusleader.com