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, bike month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons to ride.
Locally, there are many offerings for just about every type of bicycle rider. Here are a few things you won’t want to miss:
Several BikeSmart classes will be offered to various community groups and businesses and are available upon request. Tampa’s Downtown will unveil the initial results of their Bicycle Friendly Business program . Local bike month (and all year!) organizers include the Tampa Downtown Partnership, New North Tampa Transportation Alliance, FDOT, Alert Today Florida, Florida Bicycle Association, and the SPOKESpeople for all things cycling, Tampa Bay Cycle, where you can find a calendar of events that will be updated throughout Bike Month.