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  • Posted Apr 29, 2015

Bike to Work, Bike after work, Bike before Work - just get out and enjoy your neighborhood on two wheels!

Check out our Commuting Tips, Commuter's References Guide and Employer's Reference Guide for biking to work. Make Commuting part of your weekly routine. It's not as hard as you may think. Bike Month Events on BIKEIOWA



When is Bike to Work Week and Day?

The League of American Bicyclists is the national sponsor of Bike Month, and this year Bike to Work Week is May 11-15 and Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 15.


When is Bike to School Day?

Bike to School Day is May 6. Learn more, register or find an event in your area here.


Bike Month Guide

Need some ideas? Use the League's Bike Month Guide to learn how to get started promoting your event.


Bike Month Promotion

Help promote bicycling this May and every month! The League has free Bike Month promo tools like logos, posters and banners to place on your Web site this May. Printer files can also be requested at communications@bikeleague.org.


#BIKEMONTH hashtag - Use it!





NATIONAL

From the League of American Bicyclists...

Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride. Whether you bike to work or school; to save money or time; to preserve your health or the environment; to explore your community or get to your destination, get involved in Bike Month in your city or state —and help get more people in your community out riding too!

  • Nationally: Check the Bike Month events section often to see what Bike Month and Bike to Work Week events are going on in your community.


IOWA

Iowa has several Bike Month Event and Commuter Challenges this year. Here is a list of organizations and volunteers around the state who are organizing Bike Month events. BIKEIOWA.com no longer hosts a state-wide Bike Month registration, but instead points you to the national, statewide and/or local programs in your area. May is packed full of Bike Months events. Check out the BIKEIOWA calendar for all the details.



DES MOINES


BIKE TO WORK…TO THE LIBRARY…TO ALL THE FUN!

Old man winter is gone and, the Des Moines Bicycle Collective’s board, staff and volunteers are thinking “Bike Month!”

“Each year enthusiasm for biking, has grown, and today, we celebrate May as Bike MONTH with events that include a Bike Commute Challenge,check out the new website to see what all the other bike commuters are up to in Central Iowa,” explained Jeremy Lewis, the Des Moines Bicycle Collective (DMBC) executive director.

Organized by the Des Moines Bicycle Collective, Bike Month provides opportunities for people to get involved in bicycling culture, get healthier, save money on gas and have fun. Scott Bents, board chair of the DMBC, said, “Are you commuting to work, are you riding the trails with your grandchild, are you riding to the coffee shop or grocery store?... join the fun by registering atwww.bikemonthiowa.comand participate in the Passport Adventure.”

The Passport Adventure provides a list of events taking place throughout the metro area in May. Participate in as many as you can, get your Passport stamped each time and become eligible to win prizes from local bike shops and restaurants. Passports areavailableat the Des Moines Bicycle Collective, your local Library or any central Iowa bikeshop.

“We have our tried and true events such as the Pedal Art and Coolest Bicycle in Town Contest – and we have some new events such as the Taco RAVE or the Downtown Chamber Economic Bicycle Tour using BCycle’s and many community rides with local Mayors. We are even hosting the biggestchildren'sBike Rodeo and BikeGiveaway in the Des Moines Bicycle Collectives history.” added Lewis. “Not to mention that we are encouraging every business toregister a team for the Bike Commute Challengeand log their collective miles throughout May.”

Check our website for acomplete list of events,updates and inclement weather announcements.



IOWA CITY


Start off the week on Sun, May 3rd with a family ride enjoying the sights and sounds of Iowa City trails. This is a start to Iowa City-Coralville's Bike to WorkWeek, but this is a ride where no rider is left behind. There are two meeting spots: the Riverside Shakespeare Theatre in Lower City Park and the Johnson County Administration parking lot. Children must be accompanied by an adult and riders must wear a helmet.

Iowa City Events



AMES

The Ames Bike Coalition has 10+ events planned over the month of May. Check out there unique poster below!

The Ames Bicycle Coalition is a new group of community members dedicated to the development of safe infrastructure for cyclists in Ames, IA. They collaborate with community partners to improve and expand safe, modern, and enjoyable bicycle transportation and recreation networks in Ames through advocacy and education. (Facebook)



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