Saturday July 21 12:03 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Project Lightning Bug - Lighting the way to safer cycling and healthier air!


Project Lightning Bug will be at the following events/programs this year:

Tuesday and Thursdays through August 9th - Hammond Police Department Safety Village (program starts June 5th) - 10am-2pm at the Hammond Civic Center, Hammond, IN,

Through October 27th - Miller Spotlight Take Bike the Streets Build-A-Bike, Saturdays from 12-2pm at 6300 Old Miller Ave Gary, IN,

July 20th - City of La Porte Parks & Recreation Night Ride, Beechwood Gold Course, La Porte, IN,

July 21st - Home Town Happenings Night Ride, Crown Point, IN,

August 11th - WHAM Night Ride, Hammond, IN,

August 17th - City of La Porte Parks & Recreation Night Ride, Civic Auditorium, La Porte, IN,

August 25th - City of Valpo Parks Night Ride,

September TBD - Hammond Port Authority Pedestrian Bridge Grand Opening

Dates to be determined - Tri-Town Safety Village Safety Classes and Events,

Dates to be determined - Knights of Columbus Bike Project,

***For more information about these events, please visit the event section on Northwest Indiana Clean Air's Facebook page at***

What is Northwest Indiana Clean Air?
NWI Clean Air, NIRPC's clean air initiative, is a partnership between the people and businesses of northwest Indiana to educate and inspire residents to take action to improve our air quality in the region as well as foster a new generation to reduce air pollution and find new ways to do so. Stay in touch with NWI Clean Air by following them on Facebook and Twitter and signing up for monthly e-newsletters with all the latest air quality tips, news, and events in our region! Sign up at
If an organization, city, community group, or individual is either interested in partnering on this other air quality, walking, and biking initiatives please contact Rachel Veronesi, Environmental Educator, at

We are looking forward to working with Lake, Porter and LaPorte County to keep our cyclists safe and get more people enjoying the freedom of two wheels, all while positively impacting our air quality in northwest Indiana by riding a bike instead of driving a vehicle!