CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The City of Cedar Rapids invites the entire community to participate in the 2019 “Move More Week” events October 1 – 3, 2019. The goal is to encourage and celebrate active transportation as part of everyday travel.
Active transportation includes non-motorized transportation options such as walking and biking, and is ideally linked with transit opportunities. Move More Week incorporates biking, walking, buses (and let's not forget e-scooters) into a fun week promoting a healthy, active lifestyle.
FULL EVENT SCHEDULE:
Transit “Ride with a Guide”
Tuesday, October 1
Ground Transportation Center (450 1st Street SE)
Free; registration required: 1-877-926-8300 or https://aarp.cvent.com/
Have you ever wondered how to use public transit? Do you like free food and drinks? Cedar Rapids Transit is offering free educational bus rides, which will include a fun appetizer and beverage stop at RG Books restaurant sponsored by AARP. The rides will help residents feel more comfortable with navigating public transportation. Meet at the Ground Transportation Center (GTC), our central bus station, then hop on the bus and a trained staff member will guide you through the entire process – from how to pay, how to get on and off, and how to find the right route for you. While you’re there, you can also stop and see the new 380 Express bus and learn more about the bus service from Cedar Rapids to Iowa City.
“Ride with a Guide” helps residents become more familiar with fares, bus facilities, routes/maps, and using the Transit app. Meet the bus at the Ground Transportation Center (GTC); the ride, including the stop at RG Books, will last approximately one hour. “Ride with a Guide” is free but registration is required to save your seat. Register by calling 1-877-926-8300 or by visiting https://aarp.cvent.com/
Downtown Cedar Rapids’ Healthiest State Walk and Tailgate
Wednesday, October 2
Meet at City Hall (101 First Street SE) and walk to Greene Square
Welcome by City Manager Jeff Pomeranz
Join us as communities across Iowa support the Healthiest State Initiative! This fun event is designed to get people together for a 25-minute walk. Participants enjoy socializing over a complimentary lunch provided by AARP Iowa and tailgate-style entertainment. Meet in front of City Hall (101 First Street SE) and walk to Greene Square. Bike share electric assist bikes and e-scooters will be available to try for free at Greene Square!
Explore Bike Share for FREE
Thursday, October 3
All Day – no code needed
If you have not tried the new electric-assist bikes and e-scooters, this is your chance! The new bike share service will be free all day. Simply download the VeoRide app to your smart phone and enter your information to get started. When you click “unlock” on the app, you will get a message indicating there is no fee for the day, no code needed.
Community Bike Ride
Thursday, October 3
6:00 PM Bike Ride at NewBo City Market
Join us at 6:00 p.m. for a 30-minute bike ride; meet at NewBo City Market. Bring your own bike or use a bike share bike. Light refreshments will be provided by AARP following the ride.
Move More Week events are sponsored by Healthy Hometowns, AARP Iowa, and the City of Cedar Rapids.