May is National Bike Month. Get out on your bike. You’ll feel happy of yourself. Just listen to what this little fella in the video has to say about riding a bike.
The upcoming dates are: May 9 is Bike to School Day; May 14-18 is Bike to Work Week; May 18 is Bike to Work Day.
You can search for events in your local area by checking the bike month database at League of American Bicyclists.
Here in Seattle, the 14,000-member Cascade Bicycle Club has several events for bicyclists. Anyone can join or create a team at the month-long Group Health Commute Challenge.
On F5 Bike to Work Day on May 18, bicyclists can stop at commute stations set up around the Puget Sound area, as well as participate at a rally at City Hall and an after-work party in Ballard.
If you’re unsure about your sweet skills at bike commuting, Cascade is offering 3 free clinics this month and next in Bellevue, Kent and Seattle.
Here are links to what’s happening during National Bike Month in other Washington state communities:
- Bellingham – Whatcom County
- Cowlitz County
- Snohomish County
- Tacoma – Pierce County
- Thurston County
- Wenatchee Valley
- Whidbey Island
And as long as you’re committing to riding your bicycle, you can join the Get Up & Ride National Bike Challenge from May 1 through Aug. 31. The goal is 50,000 people riding 10 million miles.
C’mon people, let’s get excited. Thumbs up, rock ‘n’ roll!