Celebrate National Bike Month—Ride of Silence, Bike to Work day and more

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Biking through Bham. (Commute Smart / Facebook)

Did you know May is National Bike Month? To celebrate, Birmingham’s cycling community will be participating in the Ride of Silence on Wednesday, May 18 and Bike to Work day on Friday, May 20. Keep reading to learn how you can get involved.

Ride of Silence

Families Biking, ride of silence
Biking for a great cause. (Cahaba Cycles)

This Wednesday, The Birmingham Bicycle Club  will host the 2022 Ride of Silence, starting and finishing at the Civil Rights Institute.

The ride, which is held during National Bike Month, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride is also a chance to show respect for and honor the lives of those who have been killed or injured.

  • When: May 18, 2022
  • Time: ceremony beginning at 6:45PM, rolling at 7PM
  • Location: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
  • Ride pace is 10 to 12 MPH and will be escorted by the Birmingham Police Department

Bike to Work day

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Be there! (B2W Bham)

The League of American Bicyclists promotes the Ride of Silence side by side with national Bike Month and Bike to Work day, held on the third Friday in May.

The observance of Bike to Work day encourages us to bike to work and raises awareness of cyclists as they commute to and from work each day. National Bike to Work Day promotes the bicycle as a healthy and safe alternative for commuting to work.

Be a part of Bike to Work day this year at CommuteSmart and Redemptive Cycles’ fun event!

  • When: May 20, 2022
  • Time: 7AM-10AM
  • Location: Redemptive Cycles
  • Redemptive Cycles will have free coffee and CommuteSmart swag. Redemptive is also doing free safety checks for participants. Register to ride today!

Bike Month 2022

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What do you ride for? (The League of American Bicyclists)

There are so many ways to celebrate Bike Month in Birmingham. Bike through your favorite trail or get some new gear at one of our awesome cycling shops. Feeling extra motivated? There’s no better time than now to join a cycling club.

How will you be celebrating?

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