First Friday is a FREE night of gallery crawls and musical entertainment put on by our NVAD member businesses. This event happens every first Friday of each month in the North Village Arts District. Come explore the unique venues and enjoy the live music, art, food and entertainment!
Maps of the First Friday art walk are available at all member locations!
Bike, Walk, and Wheel Week is a week-long celebration designed to encourage Columbians to use active modes of transportation to get around town. There will be activities for everyone, whether you’re on a bike, on your feet, or in a wheelchair.
Try CoMO Connect for FREE all week.
Saturday, May 13th:
Jay Dix Challenge to Cure – 8 a.m.
The 15th annual Jay Dix Challenge to Cure is a 5K Walk/Run and 10K Run being held on May 13, 2017 in Columbia, Missouri to benefit Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.
Sunday, May 14:
Mother’s Day Family Fun Ride – 2-3 p.m. (check in at 1:30)
This family-oriented free event includes a bike ride along the Hominy Creek trail that ends at Stephen’s Lake Park. There will be Mother’s Day themed activities and crafts along the loop. At the end of the ride, enjoy free snacks provided by Broadway Diner.
Monday, May 15:
Hinkson Happy Hour – 4-6 p.m.
Education meets fun on this walk hosted by Greenbelt Land Trust starting at Capen Park. Purchase a mug supporting Greenbelt Land Trust and enjoy free samples of beer provided by Craft Beer Cellar along the trail while learning about the geographical features of the land.
Tuesday, May 16:
Wheelchair & Bike Wash at Logboat Brewing – 530-8 p.m.
In collaboration with Services for Independent Living and hosted by Logboat Brewing, we bring you a chance to have your wheelchair or bike detailed while enjoying a cold beverage.
Wednesday, May 17:
Bikes & Brews – 6-8 p.m.
Join us for a fun, easy and social bike tour of The District with stops along the way to sample local microbrews. Checkout our webpage for a full list of stops along the way!
Cosmo Family Fun Fest – 6-8 p.m.
Entertainment for the whole family, including activities, music, hands-on learning, live entertainment, face painting, food trucks and more. Hosted by Columbia Parks & Recreation.
Thursday, May 18:
Walt’s Bike Shop Bike Repair Workshop – 6-7:30 p.m.
Walt’s staff will cover the art of quickly replacing or mending a flat tire and minor cable adjustments.
Hominy Trail Dedication – 5:30 p.m.
Join the Parks & Recreation department for the dedication of one of Columbia’s newest trails. Join PedNet staff while we explore the trail by bike after the dedication.
Friday, May 19:
Breakfast Station Day – 7-9 a.m.
Breakfast station day is one of the most popular BW&WW events, and is back again this year! Enjoy free breakfast as you bike, walk, or wheel about town. Stop by the station nearest you on your normal route, or set off on a mission to hit as many as you can. Station locations will be available on our website.
Saturday, May 20:
The Learning Loop – 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Bring your kids for an educational and fun ride on a COMO Connect bus with stops at two local parks and the Daniel Boone Public Library. A light lunch will be provided by Jimmy Johns. Recommended for families and children ages 4-10.
Optimist Bike Rodeo – 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
For kids ages 3-18, the event will feature a 9-step skills course. Learn bicycle safety rules and have your bike registered. Helmets will be distributed. Free, in partnership with the Downtown Optimist Club.
Sunday, May 21:
Hairy Hundred – 8 a.m.
The Hairy Hundred is the epitome of gravel riding in Boone Country, Missouri. This year the event will start and finish at Katfish Katy’s and loop through 100 miles of some of our finest gravel roads.
Take part in the 16th annual Bike, Walk & Wheel Week. You can try CoMO Connect free all week. There will be bike maintenance workshops, a special Mother’s Day Women’s Ride on Sunday, May 14; a Bikes & Brews event on Wednesday, May 17; Breakfast Station Day on Friday, May 19; and more. Call 573-999-9894 for more information.