May is National Bike Month

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May 5, 2017

Compiled by OutdoorsNW staff

May is National Bike Month. Established in 1956 and sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, the month-long celebration is an opportunity to explore the many benefits of riding a bike.

Nationwide

May 1–Sept. 30: National Bike Challenge, nationalbikechallenge.org
May 15 –19: National Bike to Work Week, bikeleague.org
May 19: National Bike to Work Day, bikeleague.org
May 17: Ride of Silence, rideofsilence.org

NW Bike Month Events

Washington

May 1–31: WA Bikes – Bike Everywhere Challenge, Statewide, wabikes.org
May 1–31: Bike Month Tacoma-Pierce County, wa-piercetrips.civicplus.com/148/Bike-Month
May 1–31: Bicycle Commuter Contest, Thurston County, bccblog.com
May 10: Bike to School Day, Puget Sound, cascade.org; Spokane, spokanebikes.org
May 19: Bike to Work and School Day, Bellingham, biketoworkandschoolday.org
May 15–19: Bike to Work/Bike Everywhere Week, Spokane, spokanebikes.org
May 19: F5 Bike to Everywhere Day, Puget Sound, cascade.org

Oregon

May 1–31: BTA Bike More Challenge, Statewide, lovetoride.net
May 1–31: PDX Bike Month, Portland, portlandoregon.gov/transportation
May 1–31: Bike to PSU Challenge, Portland, biketopsu.com
May 13–18: Business Commute Challenge, Eugene, webikeeugene.org

Idaho

May 13–20: Boise Bike Week, Boise, biketreasurevalley.org

Resources

Bicycle Transportation Alliance (Oregon): btaoregon.org
Cascade Bicycle Club (Washington): cascade.org
Idaho Walk Bike Alliance: idahowalkbike.org
League of American Bicyclists (Nationwide): bikeleague.org
ORbike (Oregon): orbike.com
Washington Bikes: wabikes.org

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