BIKE MONTH EVENTS – 2017

Cycling Activities Happen All Month Long

Be Counted!

Registration is at National Bike Challenge.  The Challenge starts May 1. Sign up opens April 5th. Sign up individually, or join a team, based on your workplace, club or group of friends.  You will be able to compare your mileage and daily participation against other cyclists in the area.  All cycling miles count, whether commuting, participating in events or club rides, or just having fun on your bike.  Mileage can be uploaded electronically via Strava app or entered manually.

Kick-off Breakfast –Mon., May 1, 7 – 9 AM  @ Riverfront Park, north picnic shelter

Our generous sponsors, Mountain Gear and Roast House Coffee, serve you pancakes and coffee while you listen to live music and mingle. Who knows — you might even find a riding buddy for the week.

Getting Started Biking – Tue, May 2, 6-7 PM @ Eastside library

Join Spokane Bicycle Club members and expert Two Wheel Transit mechanic Dave Mannino, as they discuss good cycling routes, bike selection, bike safety, theft-deterrence.

Bike to Bloomsday Bike Corral – Sun, May 7, 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM

The Spokane Bicycle Club is hosting FREE, attended bike parking for Bloomsday participants and spectators.  Ride right down to Riverfront Park, adjacent to the race start.  Bike Club people will keep your bike safe while you run Bloomsday or cheer the runners.  Map here.

Spokane Bicycle Club General Meeting – Mon, May 8, 6:30 – 8:00 PM, Mountain Gear Headquarters,

Presentation by keep-it-simple bike tourists Paul and Sheila Brunton.  The focus is  on cheap and fabulous touring right out your door, as they bike the Selkirk loop.  PUBLIC WELCOME.

Bike to School Day – Wed, May 10

Various local schools are hosting festivities.  Broadway Elementary is putting on after-school bike safety education classes, culminating in a Bike to School celebration.

Pub & Grub Ride – Thursday, May 11 6:15 PM

Meet at downtown pkg lot, Washington & Riverside, next to Dania.  Short ride on the Centennial Trail.  We will visit Liberty Ciderworks then Soulful Soups after the ride. Both businesses give discounts to bicyclists that ride their bike to the business.

Kidical Mass – Sat, May 13 1:00 PM

Kidical Mass is a 3-mile bike ride in the Chief Gary Park.  This is the first in a series of family-friendly rides.  Details here.

Mother’s Day Park Loop – 2:00 PM

Meet at Comstock Park.  Ride thru scenic neighborhoods and a proposed southside greenway.  Cookies in the park afterward.  6 miles.

 Bolts Bike Festival  – Mon, May 22th – 3:05 – 4:30 PM

The Bolts Bike Festival is an after school event (at the Spokane Public Montessori) to promote bike fun, safety, and education. Free and open to everyone.

 Bicycle Advisory Board – Tuesday, May 16, 6 PM @ Spokane City Council Chambers Briefing Room

Citizen volunteers meet monthly to consult with city staff on cycling related projects.  All welcome.  Agendas here.

 Energizer Stations – Wed., May 16, 7 – 9 AM @ various locations around town.

Grab snacks, coffee and other goodies at energizer stations hosted by local businesses and non-profits around the city.  MAP

Ride of Silence – Wed., May 17, 6pm @ Riverfront Park fountain

A silent procession to honor cyclists killed or injured on the road. A short dedication will precede the ride. Meet by the “Runner” sculptures. Wear helmets.  Our Spokane Bicycle Police will be escorting us on our loop in the downtown area.

Downtown Bicycle Tour – Thu, May 18, noon @ Riverfront Park Fountain

Join city officials and others on a tour of downtown bike facilities, new Centennial Trail signage, Kendall Yards, and the upcoming University District Bridge. Aimed at riders of all abilities. The Spokane Police bike patrol will join us as well!

Bike Everywhere DAY – Fri., May 19, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

We’ll celebrate in style with beer and free pizza. River City Brewing.   Be there to win door prizes and celebrate your hard work!

Latah Creek, Vinegar Flats Ride – Sun, May 21 – 2:00 PM

Unpaved roads and trails.  Explore Latah Creek paths, Highbridge Park, quaint Vinegar Flats neighborhood.  We’ll be joined by Inland Northwest Trails which is working on a developed trail in this area.

Ben Burr Trail, Iron Bridge Loop – Tue, May 23 – 6:00 PM

Meet: Lincoln Park on 17th.  Enjoy the newly paved Ben Burr Trail, and connections to Iron Bridge, then swing back thru town on 5th Ave bike lanes.  9 miles.

 Women-Only Kendall Yards, Centennial Trail Ride – Tue, May 30th – 6:00 PM.

Meet:  Olmsted Brothers Greene in Kendall Yards, 6:00 PM. Enjoy spectacularly scenic portions of the Centennial Trail, then swing by REI for flat-fixing tips from the pro’s. 9 miles.

Bike & Hike to Southside Natural areas – Wed, May 31 – 6:00 PM

Meet: Ferris High School pkg lot (east end).  Tour 3 recently created natural areas on southside, plus Ben Burr Trail (north end).

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