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Finally! It’s Bike Month

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.

First, get your bike in shape with an ABC Quick Check at area shops. See the list of participating shops here. All these shop owners will help to keep you safe and legal.

Maybe this is the year you get out on the roads and commute to work on Bike to Work Day. Practice riding on city streets on a Saturday with Bike Day at the Farmer’s Market. Take the family out for one of the many recreational group rides or learn about bike maintenance with the crew at Toledo Bikes! co-op.



May Bike Events
May 4
Petals & Pedals (Time: TBA)
Sylvania Art Walk Bike Train. Details at WeAreTraffic.org
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.


Maumee Valley Adventurers Ride (9 a.m.)
Meet at Middlegrounds Metropark for a downtown ride.

May 16
Ride of Silence – Toledo and Bowling Green (6:30 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 day at your work place.
May 19
Bedford Bike Cruise (registration 9 - 10 a.m.)
Meet at Jackman Road Elementary, 8008 Jackman 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: www.toledobikes.org.
May 27
Sylvania Slow Ryders
Group bike ride starting at the Sylvania Library. Every fourth Sunday,
June-September (4 p.m.).

 


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