MAY: NATIONAL BIKE MONTH!!!
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.
Whether you bike to work or school; ride to save money or time; pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment; or simply to explore your community, National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride.
The National Bike Challenge is a nationwide event uniting thousands of current bicyclists — and encouraging countless new riders. The year the Challenge aims to unite 75,000 riders to pedal 35 million miles from May 1, 2015 until September 30, 2015. Now in its fourth year, the Challenge is a successful partnership between the PeopleForBikes and Kimberly-Clark’s Scott Natural Brand.
Join the Challenge and ride for team Bike Santa Monica!
The National Bike Challenge officially starts May 1st! Sign up for the National Bike Challenge, after you create your account – join team Bike Santa Monica! This year there are 4 apps you can choose from to record your participation. Visit the app gallery here. IT”S EASY!
May 6th: National Walk Bike to School Day
& Bike it Walk it Week Santa Monica
The event builds on the popularity of Walk to School Day, which is celebrated across the country – and the world – each October. National Bike to School Day provides an opportunity for schools across the country to join together to celebrate and to build off of the energy of National Bike Month.
Bike it Walk it Week Santa Monica, May 4th -8th
Santa Monica and Malibu Schools celebrate Bike it Walk it Week May 4th-8th. Join the fun by contacting SRTS Coordinator Cory Keen, your PTA President or the Bike it Walk it coordinator at your school to find out about how you can participate.
Santa Monica Festival, Saturday May 9th,11am to 6pm
Santa Monica Festival kicks off our Bike Week in Santa Monica as it celebrates its 24rd year at Clover Park Saturday. We will have an even BIGGER Family Bike Hub, a Skills Course and the 5th Santa Monica Spoke Bike Exhibition! The festival showcases sustainable living and culture through an array of free, family-friendly activities and performances, including art workshops, music and dance performances, cooking demonstrations, fitness classes, and more that reflect the culture and diversity of this unique beach City.
Bike Week LA is an annual week of community events sponsored by Metro and local advocates all over the County of Los Angeles to promote bicycling as a sustainable and practical mode of transportation. Check Metro website for events all over LA. In Santa Monica we have you covered, to get connected in your area look up LACBC, or your areas LACBC Local Chapter or Bike Ambassadors.
Santa Monica Spoke we will again participate and host rides and events through out the week! More info on these rides and events WILL BE POSTED SOON!! Keep checking our Event Calendar for ours and all the latest events for Bike Week SM.