May is Bike Month
Take the Challenge
Seasoned and beginning riders alike take to the streets in May for Bike Month. Organized by Cascade Bike Club, Bike Month is a great time for new riders to find safety in numbers on Bike to Work Day and test out a new route. Experienced riders can compete with other cyclists in the region for titles such as most trips or miles ridden in a month. Everyone can make commute-time fun and fitness-focused, and register for great prizes.
Join Bike Month festivities by participating in any or all of these options:
- Join the Group Health Commute Challenge
Ride solo or form a team of 4-10 members. Several county teams are already registered. Ride just 4 days to be eligible for prizes.
- Participate in Bike to Work Day on May 18th.
On this day, Cascade Bicycle Club counts the number of commuters. This number has become the default indicator for the number of local bike commuters. Around the Puget Sound region there will be morning commute stations to cheer on riders, provide goodies and count bikes. At 7:30 a.m. join other riders for a rally on the Plaza of City Hall. Free bike maps, coffee and goodies will be provided. Bike to Work Day is a great time for new cyclists to test out a commute route – with so many other riders on the road and commute stations for support, it’s easy to get support if you need it.
- Register as a May bike commuter with the King County Employee Transportation Program and be eligible for a drawing of prizes just for King County employees.
- Connect with other cyclists in King County via Facebook.
Whether you’re riding for fun, fitness or prizes, Bike Month has something for everyone.
New riders, check out these resources to help you get your bike commute in gear Healthy Incentives’ bike resource webpage shares stories of bike commuters in the county and links to community resources including links to YouTube videos showing you how to clean your bike and what to check before each ride