Gear Up for Bike Month

Start planning now for Bike Month in May. How will you participate?

May 9
Bike to School Day
Schools hold special events to encourage young students to walk or cycle to school. Cycle with your children.
May 12
Bike Day at the Toledo Farmers Market
(9 a.m. – noon)
Ride to the market in downtown Toledo and pick up the brand-new Bicycle Users Map, created by cyclists for cyclists. Learn how experienced bike commuters use separated paths and city streets to get to work and school.
May 16
Ride of Silence – Toledo and Bowling Green (6:45 p.m.)
These quiet, slow group rides are an annual reminder to drivers that cyclists share the road. We remember people who have been injured or killed while riding bicycles. More than 200 cyclists riding together create a memorable event.
May 18
Bike to Work Day
Be the hero at your office and organize a bike ride. Meet at a park and ride in together, or take your bikes to work and have a lunchtime ride. If you have an office wellness committee, get them involved in planning something special. Call TMACOG for a packet with tips on organizing Bike to Work at your work place.

May 19
Outdoor Expo with the Metroparks Toledo
(10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

Try out all kinds of outdoor activities at the Expo and meet area cycling clubs and businesses. Learn about Metroparks cycling programs, trails and other amenities

To get ready, have a look at your bicycle and see what it needs by
doing the ABC Quick Check:

A Air
B Brakes and gears
C Chain
Quick Quick release connections
Check Spin the wheels, run through the gears, make sure connections are solid and moving parts are free

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