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. Syracuse will be celebrating Bike Month through the end of May. Several events are planned throughout the City. This Bike Month there are five remaining events for you to choose from:
Cycle in the City Part 1: Ride
When: Sunday, May 15th from 10:00am – 11:30am
Syracuse’s Cycle in the City free monthly guided bike ride program kicks off its 2016 season by giving participants the options of 5, 10, or 15 mile rides that will depart from the Creekwalk Trailhead at the MOST. For more information contact Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cycle in the City Part 2: 40 Below Cycle Syracuse Bike Celebration
When: Sunday, May 15th from 11:30am – 1:30pm
Join bike riders all along the 100 block of Montgomery Street for a pop up gathering of cyclists and bicycle enthusiasts from across Central New York. Cyclists can enjoy free bike parking and relax outdoors with food and beverage on sale from Recess Coffee, J Ryan’s and Wolff’s Beirgarten. In collaboration with 40 Below and Cycle in the City, the event will begin immediately following the ride on Sunday morning (see event above).
Bike to Work Day, and Lunch Time Cycle in the City Ride
When: Wednesday, May 18th from 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Bring your bike to work on Wednesday and join in the lunchtime ride, presented by Cycle in the City. The ride will start and end at the Creekwalk Trailhead at the MOST and will take participants through Downtown and up to the University neighborhood. The ride will last about 30 minutes and will be a great lunchtime activity. For more information contact Bob at email@example.com
Downtown Living Tour Bike Share
When: Saturday, May 21st from 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Be a part of Syracuse’s first public bike share program, organized by 40 Below. 40 Below volunteers will be stationed at three stops along the Downtown Living Tour. Tour-goers will have an option to participate in the bike share program, and ride from Tour Headquarters, located at 110 Walton Street to select tour stops along the route.
The cost will be $5 per individual to ride for the afternoon. This is a great opportunity to learn about Syracuse’s bike culture first hand! For more information about the Downtown Living Tour, please visit downtownsyracuse.com/downtownlivingtour
When: Wednesday, May 25th from 6:15pm – 8:15pm
This event will be a slow bike ride that is perfect for children 12 and over who are comfortable riding on the street. The slow pace will give riders a unique perspective of Syracuse and its neighborhoods. This 10 mile ride will start and end in Hanover Square.