New events for 2014 Bike to Work Week

SOUTH BEND People throughout Michiana will be ditching four wheels for two this week. Sunday kicks off the annual Bike to Work Week in South Bend.

The Bike Michiana Coalition has put on the event since 2008 as a way to encourage active lifestyles. Organizers say not only is it a way to avoid high gas prices but a chance to experience biking as a form of commuting.

"It's not only a form of clean, healthy exercise, it's a great form of transportation," said Paul Taylor a board member of the Bike Michiana Coalition.

Bike the Bend kicks off the weeklong event on Sunday. Here is a list of other things happening in South Bend.

June 9: Start recording your miles
June 10: 7-9 a.m. Organic Blueberry Breakfast at Lasalle Grill and free mini cupcakes at Yummy Cupcakes
June 11: The State Theatre is showing "Breaking Away" at 6 p.m., sponsored by 1st Source Bank
June 12: Carbon Waffle Truck at Emporium Restaurant parking lot from 7-9 a.m.
June 13: Fiddler's Hearth hosting Carbon Waffle Truck from 7-9 a.m. in Emporium parking lot
June 14: US-31 bike ride, 22 mile loop from 8 a.m. - noon.

For more information, click here for the website.

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