Bike Month-Full of Action

There are events for every type of cyclist in May’s Bike Month activities. Join a group ride, ride your bike to work, or learn more about cycling for recreation and transportation.

May 5
Toledo Bikes! Group Ride
Meet at Toledo Bikes! 1114 Washington St., downtown Toledo. Call for time: 419.386.6090.
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. Toledo Bikes! is on hand for inspection and minor bike repairs.
May 16
Ride of Silence – Toledo and Bowling Green (6:45 p.m.)
These solemn, 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 silently 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 tips on organizing Bike to Work at your work place.
May 19
Bedford Bike Cruise (10 a.m.)
Meet at Forest View Lanes, 2345 W. Dean Rd. Temperance, MI
Riders may choose between the Land to Lake 30 mile route, or the family friendly local route.

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.
May 26
Kids Open Shop at Toledo Bikes!
Check website for hours:
May 27
Sylvania Slow Ryders
Group bike ride starting at the Sylvania Library. Every fourth Sunday,
June-September (4 p.m.).

To get ready to ride, have a look at your bicycle and see what it needs by doing the ABC Quick Check. Local bike shops are offering free Quick Checks in May. Call shops for hours.

Brakes and gears
Quick release connections
Spin the wheels, run through the gears, make sure connections are solid and moving parts are free

Participating Bike Shops

248 South Main St., Bowling Green, OH 419-352-9375
6760 Providence St., Whitehouse, OH 419-877-1000
7510 New West Rd., Sylvania, OH 419-517-7577

Elmore Cycle and Fitness,
453 Maple Street, Elmore, OH: 419-862-1000
Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Sat. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Fremont Cycle and Fitness,
107 N.Ohio Ave., Fremont, OH: 419-332-4481
Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., and Sat. 9 a.m.– 3p.m.

Mountain Man Sports;
2735 Reynolds Road, Toledo, OH; 419-536-0001
Mon, Tue, Thu-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wed. 10am-8pm; Sun. 12pm-5pm

Reggie’s Bike Shop, 5934 Secor Rd., Toledo, OH; 419-475-1585
Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sun closed

Spoke Life Cycles, 26597 Dixie Hwy. Suite 167, Perrysburg, OH; 419-931-9919
Mon & Fri 10 a.m.-7 p.m, Wed & Thurs 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun closed

Spoke Life Cycles, 6363 Monroe St., Sylvania, OH; 419-882-0800
Mon & Fri 10 a.m.-7 p.m, Wed & Thurs 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun closed

Toledo Bikes, 1114 Washington St., Toledo OH; 419-386-6090
Monday & Thursday, 5-8 p.m., Sundays 4-7 p.m.

Wersell's Bike Shop, 2860 W. Central Ave. Toledo, OH; 419-474-7412
Mon - Fri 10 a.m -6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun closed

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