May is National Bike Week, promoted by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try.
The Brown Bike Girl’s Courtney Williams recently became the first person to be named the People’s Bike Mayor of NYC! Her first act of cyclist motivation during these new and challenging times is hosting weekly virtual social & educational “outings” for NYC’s cyclists online to help keep spirits high National Bike Month. Join Courtney and bike family from near and far to meet and play bingo based on the lives and adventures of her weekly bike advocacy and industry guests. Win prizes with each game and an extra raffle for all.
Dates and Guest List:
May 13 – Sheryl, President of Bike Friendly Grand Prairie (TX) & Sean, co founder Stoned & Fixed (Georgia) talk about cycling before & after lifted lockdown
May 21 – NYC-based mobile bike shop entrepreneur Greg Benning of Bike Rescue and Josh Bisker of Mechanical Garden Bike Coop talk wrenching during covid
May 28 – Bike educator, woman bike traveller, Peace Corp-hopeful Pattie Baker and on staying mentally flexible and changing plans
This event is presented for cost on a sliding scale.
Bike Month will be different this year, but we will make the most if it!
May is National Bike Month, promoted by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try. This National Bike Month will necessarily be different, with a focus on well-being and connection.
The National Bike Challenge, which coincides with Bike Month is a great way to stay connected with friends and co-workers, while encouraging each other to get out and ride individually. You can search for groups in your community or company, or even start your own. We would be honored if you also joined the Georgia Bikes! group. (You can belong to multiple groups).
Haven’t been on your bike in awhile or concerned about cycling during the coronavirus pandemic? We have assembled information on best practices for health and safety to go along with our pocket guides and other publications. Want to teach younger family members to ride safely? We’ve got you covered there, too, with resources for teaching bike safety at home. In addition, we’ve curated a full calendar of cycling webinars, education programs, and other online events.
Stay tuned for announcements on Bike Month events next week, including webinars and a virtual advocacy happy hour! Stay safe and give extra support and ❤️ to essential workers and essential riders who are most at risk right now.