WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — National Bike Month kicks off Thursday, May 1. The League of American Bicyclists is the sponsor of National Bike Month, observed every May since 1956, and offers a list of resources to help promote and hold local events including posters, Web banners, social media resources and a step-by-step guide for creating a successful Bike Month event.
All of the content is available free for download at bikeleague.org.
Several bike-noteworthy events are on the calendar for May:
- National Bike Challenge: May 1-Sept. 30. A friendly, online competition now in its third year, the challenge is a nationwide event bringing thousands of cyclists together and encouraging countless new riders to get on their bikes. Riders can log miles on the website and compete as individuals, teams, workplaces or a community for prizes. More info: www.nationalbikechallenge.org.
- National Bike to School Day: May 7
- CycloFemme, a global women's cycling day: May 11. More info: www.cyclofemme.com.
- National Bike to Work Week: May 12-16
- National Bike to Work Day: May 16
- Ride of Silence: May 21. Hundreds of locations worldwide. Slow-paced ride in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roads. More info: www.rideofsilence.org.