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Outside Is the Place to Be

beth-circle-head Beth Heller

In the month of May, our team will continue sharing our favorite ground-level snapshots of life in Greater Green Bay, but this time we’ll be trying out alternate modes of transport including bikes (May is National Bike Month), boats (cruise on downtown) and bumper cars (Bay Beach opens May 5). But, before we sling on our backpacks and hit the road, we wanted to take a moment to draw attention to how much our city’s landscape has evolved over the last few years to encourage outdoor, non-car based transportation.  So without further ado, here are some well-deserved shout-outs for a few of our community’s unsung bike/ped amenities!

  • The snow is finally melted, but Fox River Trail users haven’t had to wait for the warmer temperature to keep moving! Thanks to Brown County Parks for clearing the trail by April 18th, long before the plows fully finished the streets.  In fact, the whole community really shone during this last, epic storm. From city and village staff to folks in the neighborhoods who took the time to clear sidewalks for pedestrians – thank you for keeping our walkways open!  Want to see this continue into the future? Purchase your annual trail pass today by clicking here. All trail passes sold in Brown County are used for maintenance of the Fox River and Mountain Bay Trails.
  • Bike stations are everywhere this year!  Thanks to a 2017 project by Leadership Green Bay, Brown County will have a total of 14 bike repair stations where riders can tune-up cycles and fill-up tires.  These stations will make it easier for folks to get out and ride with confidence.

Need a fill up? Not a problem – Green Bay has more than 55 water stations where you can top off your bottle.  And, to kick off National Drinking Water Week and raise awareness of our community’s high quality drinking water, Green Bay Water Utility will have their “water bar” on CityDeck on Monday, May 7 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.   They will be handing out free, reusable water bottles (while supplies last) filled with delicious Green Bay water…and offering chances to win “No Water, No Beer,” “No Water, No Wine” and “No Water, No Coffee” swag as well as gift cards to Mona Rose Winery, Titletown Brewing Company and Kavarna.  You can RSVP for the event here and view a handy map of water stops below!

Water Station Map

Water Station Map 2

What else should we know before we get our summer-thing on?  Share your tips with us here!

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