Bike Month Dates and Events

May is National Bike Month, a celebration of biking as transportation, as recreation, as essential to our well-being and everyday lives. May is also when the National Bike Challenge kicks off, and the challenge continues through September. In 2024, Bike to Work Week will be celebrated May 13-19, with Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 17, 2024.

40% of all trips in the U.S. are less than two miles, making bicycling a feasible and fun way to get around.

In 2024, Bike to Work Day will be May 17

In 2021, the League launched National Ride A Bike Day to take place on the first Sunday of every May. In its fourth year, National Ride A Bike Day will be held on May 5, 2024. Read more about the first National Ride A Bike Day on our blog.

Our partners at the UNC Highway Safety Research Center have promoted Walk Bike & Roll to School Day in May since 2012. The 2024 date will be May 8, 2024.

Planning ahead?

If you're already thinking about Bike to Work Day in 2025 or beyond, you can use the following guidelines to determine future dates:

  • National Ride A Bike Day: the first Sunday in May
  • Bike to Work Day: the third Friday in May
  • Bike to Work Week: the seven days beginning on the Monday before Bike to Work Day
People Celebrating Bike to Work Day

Bike to School Day

The National Center for Safe Routes to School hosts National Bike to School Day the second week of May. Learn more, plan an event and access resources here.