May is Bike Month, and in Huntsville, the city has put together a pretty cool slate of events and promotions to celebrate. From bicycle safety courses to the 14th Annual Mayor’s Bike Ride, there are several ways to observe Bike Month here in the Rocket City.
Here’s some more info:
Bike Month events, promotions
To celebrate and observe Bike Month, The Bicycle Safety Advisory Committee encourages everyone to take advantage of the many biking opportunities available in the community.
Here is the slate of events and promotions happening for Bike Month over the next few weeks:
- May 3: Bike to School Day
- May 5: Bikes & Brews Ride in downtown Huntsville
- May 6: Mayor Battle’s Bike Ride, 11 a.m., Big Spring Park
- May 8 -12: Bus and Bike Week, Huntsville Transit – Orbit buses have bike racks. Bring your bike and ride the bus for free!
- May 15-21: Bike to Work Week
- May 19: Bikes & Brews Ride in downtown Huntsville
- May 23: Tour de Arsenal, 5 p.m., Meet at MSFC Activity Building, 4316 Digney Road
- May 26-29: UCI Para-Cycling World Cup, Cummings Research Park
14th Annual Mayor’s Bike Ride
Mayor Tommy Battle will proclaim May as Bike Month at his 14th Annual Mayor’s Bike Ride Saturday, May 6 at 11AM.
Join Mayor Battle, BASC, Huntsville Police Bike Unit and Healthy Huntsville for this family-friendly, 4-mile bike ride around the downtown area’s historic neighborhoods. The ride begins and ends at Church Street in Big Spring Park in front of the YMCA building.
If you don’t have a bike, a limited number of Huntsville Blue Bikes will be available free of charge during the Mayor’s Ride. Users will need the Bikeshare app to take advantage of the offer.
“This is one of our favorite events of the year. From serious cyclists to young children, there’s a real sense of community as we enjoy the beautiful sights of Downtown Huntsville.”Mayor Tommy Battle
Registration for the ride begins at 10:30 a.m. Participants are invited to check out the vendors and register for the chance to win a new bicycle. Free parking will be available at Municipal Garage M, located at 100 Church Street.