Countdown to Bike Month
National Bike Month is so much more than 31 days in May. It’s a celebration of bikes; a reminder to get rolling again; a gateway to riding more often; a time to evangelize the beauty of bikes; and much, much more. Since 1956, May has been recognized as National Bike Month, and the League has sponsored this celebration of bicycling for decades.
National Bike to Work Week and Bike to Work Day are often cited as the month’s flagship events, occurring the third week and third Friday of May, respectively. Indeed, bike commuting has grown by 62% from 2000 to 2013 — but Bike Month is about so much more than just getting to and from the office. The momentum is building: With growing cultural awareness around health and wellness, sustainability and economic savings, bicycling is being seen by new and broader audiences as a simple solution to many complex problems, from reducing obesity rates to increasing mobility options.
We’re only a few weeks away from Bike Month 2015, so here are all the resources you’ll need to make this May one to remember:
- Designed materials for you to print or share online
- Event Organizers’ Guide and Promotional Kit
- Add your event to our online listings
- Tell us: With so many reasons to ride, what’s yours?
Stay tuned for more on Bike Month in the coming weeks!