This May, cyclists of all stripes should plan to celebrate National Bike Month in a big way, with four solid weeks of events big and small that spread the joy of riding a bike. Events kick off on May 5 with a Cinco de Mayo ride and conclude on June 2 with the Tour de Fat, a traveling bike festival sponsored by New Belgium Brewing.
Walk/Bike Nashville is inviting local residents to find their own ways of celebrating National Bike Month. Contribute your events to the online calendar. Most events are free and open to riders of all ages and skill levels. Join Ride for Reading and deliver book donations to schools, tour 12South on a progressive dinner, or learn how to start a bike bus. Or create your own event! [Examples: Pajama ride, Women's Ride, Heels on Wheels, Ride to Wave Country, Urban Chicken Coop Ride, Community Garden Ride, J'orts ride, Brunch Ride, Guerrilla Gardener ride....whatever...]
Other keystone events include the 8th annual Tour de Nash on Saturday, May 19, and Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 18.
Here’s some info about the events.
May 18th is Bike To Work Day!
Walk/Bike is coordinating group rides to all areas of Nashville/Greater Nashville area. There will be refreshment stations along the way. Bike to Work Day 2012 is a free, coordinated event with Walk/Bike Nashville. For more information, contact Whit Smith at email@example.com.
Bike to Worship Day. If you participate in a religious group, please consider leading a ride to worship event in your congregation the weekend of May 18th – 20th. Many people will have heard of Bike to Work day on May 18th and we can carry the theme of bicycles as transportation into yet another area or our lives. Rachel Hayes will lead a post-worship ride at Trinity Presbyterian church (corner of Hillsboro and Sharondale) and would love to hear from any other interested congregations – you can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or (615) 525-7974.
With your help, May can be a major month of fun for cyclists. Join the celebration!