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Peoria Celebrates Valley Bike Month

Post Date:04/01/2019 4:46 PM


Did you know that April is Earth Month and Valley Bike Month? This is the time to take stock of your personal impact on the environment and find ways to reduce, reuse, recycle, and enjoy the great outdoors responsibly. Known for our expansive, scenic desert and solid sustainability practices, Peoria is the place to hike or hop on your bike to reduce your carbon footprint and appreciate the natural environment.

Peoria Prickly Pete Contest
And, if that is not enticing enough, we are going to make it fun too! While you are out on one of our more than 25 miles of trails, keep an eye out for Prickly Pete - a giant cactus wrapped in the Peoria flag. Monday, April 8 through Thursday, April 11, 2019 you will have multiple opportunities to spot Prickly Pete and take a selfie with him. Share the picture on Facebook or Instagram and you could win a bike!


How to Enter the Prickly Pete Contest
To enter the Peoria Prickly Pete Contest, you must be in the picture with Prickly Pete, post it to Facebook or Instagram, tag the city of Peoria, use #pricklypete and geotag your location. Remember, your Instagram and Facebook profiles must be set to "public" in order for us to see your picture. Additionally, you can reply with your picture in the comment section of the contest post on the city of Peoria's Facebook if you would rather not set your Facebook profile page to "public." The winner will be selected randomly and will be announced at the end of the day Thursday, April 11, 2019. Happy hunting!

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