BCTC faculty offer bike check service at AFB Art Fair @ Woodland Park

Faculty members from Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) have joined with the Mayor's Bike Task Force, the Bluegrass Cycling Club, and Lexrides to offer a complementary bike check service at the annual AFB Art Fair @ Woodland Park.

The AFB Art Fair @ Woodland Park is being held 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16 at 601 East High Street in Lexington and is presented by the Lexington Art League and the LFUCG Division of Parks and Recreation.

This is the first year a bike check is being offered at the AFB Art Fair @ Woodland Park. The bikes will be secured in racks at the Woodland Park racquetball court, a fenced-in area that will be attended by volunteers.

"It is a respectful way to honor bicyclists who are practicing an act of sustainable transportation and reducing the greenhouse gas emissions as well as traffic and parking congestion that would otherwise be associated with travel to the AFB Art Fair by car," said Larry Porter, a BCTC biology instructional specialist. Porter coordinated the bike check after being inspired by a similar arrangement at an art fair in Eugene, Ore.

Bicyclists who purchase art at the fair can make arrangements with Lexington Art League (LAL) volunteers at the LAL Information Pavilion to hold onto the purchase until they return with a vehicle.

For more information, contact Porter at larry.porter@kctcs.edu.