May is Bike Month and people in the region had many opportunities to explore
bike infrastructure and get practice using bicycles to commute to work and school.
Bike to School Day at Elmhurst Elementary in west Toledo filled the bike racks.
More than 50 students and some parents rode to school in the morning and met
Toledo’s Mayor, city council members, and others for information about the value
of riding or walking to school. When more kids ride, there are fewer cars on the
road and students get more exercise.
The Ride of Silence is an international event that brings attention to cyclists who
are hurt or killed while riding. The goal is to increase motorists’ awareness of
bicycles as vehicles and encourage all commuters to share the road safely.
The 2016 ride in Toledo brought out 200 cyclists. Police forces protected the
riders for the 7.8-mile tour.
The City of Oregon goes all in for Bike to Work Day.
Metroparks Outdoor Adventure Expo