It’s May, which means its National Bike Month! Each year, cycling enthusiasts celebrate by busting out their bikes and getting outside more. It’s a great way to meet other bikers and get your exercise in for the day!
Check Out These Way to Celebrate
While we may not be able to participate in National Bike to Work Week or Day, we can get more creative in our activities.
- Host a Neighborhood Bike Ride: This will give your family a chance to get outside and get some fresh air while still practicing social distancing. Invite families in your neighborhood to participate and form a course to create a bike parade.
- Ride your Normal Routes: If you usually ride in your neighborhood or a trail, go for it. If you ride alone, be courteous of other cyclists and keep your distance – same for if you bring a friend. Just to be safe, don’t stray too far from home. Hospitals are busy these days – stay safe!!
- Bling it Out: Take this time to give your two-wheeled ride a makeover. Always wanted a bell for your bike? Streamers for your little kid’s bike? Or we could be practical and invest in lights or reflectors.
- Stop and Smell the Roses: During your bike ride, pick flowers that stand out to you along the way. Once you’re all done, leave the flowers on a neighbor’s porch or give them to your significant others. It’s the thought that counts.
- Test your Skills: Get some chalk and draw various lines, some short, some curvy, some zig zag and see who can stay in the lines. This is a great opportunity to teach young kids some basics as well.
Whether you are an experienced cyclist or have children that love riding bikes – there are lots of ways to celebrate National Bike Month.