May 052018

May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try.

With National Bike Month come several cycling-focused events:

National Bike Challenge – 5/1 – 9/30
Log your miles, earn points, and win prizes!  Sign up here.  Sponsored by 3M, LAB, and Love to Ride.

National Bike to Work Week – Monday, 5/14 – Friday, 5/18
You don’t need a car to get to work…do you???  Try it for a week and experience the 3 E’s of cycling to work: exercise, economy, and ecology!

Ride of Silence – Wednesday, 5/16
This annual ride (truly ridden in silence) honors those killed or injured while cycling on public roadways.  Meet at the McLean County Museum of History in Downtown Bloomington [map it], 6:45pm, and ride silently as a group to Uptown Normal [map it].

National Bike to Work Day – Friday, 5/18
Bike BloNo wants to buy your breakfast!  On your way to work, stop by the Atwood Wayside on Constitution Trail (near Jefferson St, Bloomington) [map it] or Uptown Normal’s Circle [map it] and you’ll be treated to FREE coffee, donuts, and fruit!

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