Bicycle Project Offers Events at North Adams' Downstreet Art

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Like Riding a Bicycle includes a group ride around the downtown.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — DownStreet Art and the local bicycle culture will come together on Thursday at 5 p.m. 
"Like Riding a Bicycle" is a project created by Katie Hargrave and Brett Hunter that celebrates the skills North Adams residents have, how they learn those skills and how they share what they know with others. 
Between 5 and 7 p.m. on Thursday, community members can stop in at the Design Lab, 49 Main St., to participate in recorded interviews to share their skills, what they know, and what things they would like to learn. There will also be the opportunity to do this during the week of July 24 at the Design Lab. 
Also at the Design Lab, there will also be a free flat-tire clinic given by The Spoke and Berkshire Outfitters from 5 to 5:30, followed by free bike tune-ups. From 5 to 6:30, there will be bike decorating and bike giveaways, along with free raffles.
Community members will then come together to celebrate community and bike culture at 6:30 at St. Anthony's Municipal Parking Lot for Downtown Bike Around, a community ride to build bike culture, that takes place every Thursday throughout the summer. 
Participants will bicycle around the heart of the city and swing through DownStreet Art several times. Riders will have bright orange flags on their bikes. The mobile bike station from the Like Riding a Bicycle Project will be following Downtown Bike Around playing the interviews of Northern Berkshire residents and all they have to share and learn.
This free event has been organized by the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition's North Berkshire Mass in Motion/Be Well Berkshires, Bike North Berkshire, the Like Riding a Bicycle creators: Katie Hargrave and Brett Hunter and DownStreet Art.

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