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With spring in the air, it is a great time to ride a bicycle. May is National Bike Month and is celebrated in cities and towns across the country.
To promote May Bike Month, the Edmond Bicycle Committee and friends of bicycling have several events scheduled and encourage your support and participation:
Saturday, May 4 - Edmond Family Bike Ride, 8:30 AM at Mitch Park
Thursday, May 9 - Flat Tire Repair Clinic, 6:30 PM at Flatire Burgers
Monday, May 13 - City Council proclamation for Bike Month, 5:30 PM at City Council Chambers
Tuesday May 14 - Oklahoma Bicycle Society casual ride, 6:15 PM at parking lot west of Target
Wednesday, May 15 - Ride of Silence, 6:15 PM at Hafer Park
Thursday May 16 - Bicycle-Pedestrian Counting, 5-7 PM
Friday, May 17 - Bike to Work Day Celebration, 7:30 AM at Festival Market Place
Saturday, May 18 - Bicycle-Pedestrian Counting, 10 AM – 12 PM
Sunday, May 19 - Bike to Church Day to the church of your choice.
With growing cultural awareness around health & wellness, sustainability and economic savings, bicycling is growing in popularity nationwide. There is a growing need and responsibility to provide options that give people the opportunity to bike more often, to bike to more places, and to feel safe while doing so. The benefits of riding a bicycle, whether for transportation, physical activity or recreational purposes, can be expressed in terms of staying fit, avoiding traffic delays, saving money, enhancing quality of life and sustainability.
Below are some tips for bicycling provided by the League of American Bicyclists who encourages motorists and cyclists to share the road:
For additional information about May Bike Month, contact Jan Fees at [email protected] or 359-4796.