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Woodford County: Racks made of recycled bikes

Midway resident and Midway Renaissance President Randy Thomas showed how bicycles are to be placed in the new bicycle racks, where the bike will lean against the rack and can then be chained for security.
Midway resident and Midway Renaissance President Randy Thomas showed how bicycles are to be placed in the new bicycle racks, where the bike will lean against the rack and can then be chained for security.

Unique bicycle racks were unveiled in Midway on Wednesday just before the Bluegrass Cycling Club's weekly ride in Midway.

The racks are made from recycled bike frames, and they were created and designed by Creative re-CYCLING in Lexington. The bike racks, bought by Midway Renaissance and Midway Christian Church, are part of a pilot initiative called the Bluegrass Bike Partner Program.

These new racks will be placed at the church and at Darlin' Jean's Apple Cobbler Café in Downtown Midway. Funding for the bike racks was provided through a grant from the cycling club and a donation by Midway Christian Church.

The Bluegrass Bike Partner Program is a collaborative effort of the Midway Renaissance Greenspace Committee and Midway Christian Church Green Chalice program. The goal of the program is to promote recycling and re-purposing and to help make Midway a bike-friendly community. Midway Christian Church has hosted the Midway rides this season, opening its restrooms and other areas for cycling club use.

In addition to the unique bike racks, the Bluegrass Bike Partner Program will feature an easily identifiable logo that will be displayed throughout Central Kentucky by businesses, government offices and private homes and farms that want cyclists to know they are welcome to stop for amenities that include at least one of the following: restrooms, water, basic first-aid supplies, basic bike tools, bike pumps, tubes or a telephone. Anyone interested in participating may contact Randy Thomas at randysthomas@yahoo.com or (859) 312-9891.

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