May is National Bike Month

Celebrating the benefits of bicycling!

This May, the City of Raleigh is celebrating National Bike Month!

Established in 1956 and promoted by the League of American Bicyclists, National Bike Month has been celebrated in communities from coast to coast.

Open to everyone, the City of Raleigh's FREE Bike Month events encourage new riders by showcasing the many benefits of biking, such as enjoying the outdoors and using active transportation options to commute. Whether you're an experienced cyclist or just starting, join us for one of our fun events listed below.

Bike Month Survey

The City of Raleigh's Transportation Department wants to learn what you thought about Bike Month and how to improve events. It should take less than 5 minutes to complete the Bike Month Survey!

Cross Something Off Your Bike-It List at Raleigh Parks 

Saturday May 1 to Sunday May 9 

Join us to explore Raleigh Parks by bike from May 1 – 9 and receive a Commute Smart Raleigh Bike Fun Pack!  Find decorated bike racks at
one of 10 participating Raleigh Parks centers and share a photo on social media. Then, visit a Community Center staff member to claim a Bike Fun Pack after showing your social media post. Supplies limited. Learn more.

 

Try a Citrix Cycle Bikeshare E-bike

Sundays in May, 1 – 3 p.m.

Every Sunday in May from 1 - 3 p.m., join us for a FREE Citrix Cycle ride on a new bike facility. Learn from City staff how biking is safe and convenient while riding an e-bike from the City's Citrix Cycle bikeshare program. Ride on a new bike lane located at Walnut Creek Wetland Center, Sierra Drive, Gateway Plaza and Union Station.  Select a date to register!

May 2: Walnut Creek Wetland Center, 950 Peterson Street

May 9: Mary Belle Pate Park, 2640 Sierra Drive

May 16, Gateway Plaza, 2411 Crabtree Blvd

May 23: Union Station, 510 W. Martin Street

As an added benefit, the Raleigh Union Station Citrix Cycle event also includes an opportunity to meet and greet the bike rack mural artist, J.P. Powell! He will be on-site to showcase the Bike Month mural and discuss the project with interested participants. More information regarding the mural can be found at the Raleigh Arts Project page.

Virtual Bike Yoga Wednesdays

Wednesdays in May, 12 - 12:30 p.m.

Join us for yoga for cyclists! Local yoga instructors teach stretches and strength techniques for cyclists every Wednesday from noon to 12:30 p.m. Reservations requested!

Thanks to participating studios: Indigo Hot Yoga Center, Current Wellness Raleigh, and Blue Lotus. 

May 5: Indigo Hot Center

May 19:  Current Wellness

May 26: Blue Lotus

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Intro to Better Biking – A Commute Smart Raleigh Virtual Event

Tuesday, May 11, 12 – 1 p.m.

Join the City's Commute Smart Raleigh program to hear local experts speak about bike infrastructure plans, how to chose a bike or e-bikes, bike commuting tips, Citrix Cycle bikeshare and more. Register here.

Speakers:

  • Paul Black, City of Raleigh – Bike Infrastructure
  • Mary Sell, Oaks and Spokes – Bike Commuting
  • Michele Hood, Bewegen – Citrix Cycle
  • Chris Anderson, Trek Bicycle at Holly Park - How to Select a Bike or E-bike

Visit the Bike Month Mural at Raleigh Union Station

Commute Smart Raleigh, Raleigh Union Station and Raleigh Arts have teamed up to commission a local artist to paint a mural at the Raleigh Union Station bike racks. The mural reflects the multi-modal connectivity of bike and rail and is meant to inspire the joy of cycling.

Learn more about the project and the artist selected.

Earn Extra GoPerks Points for Cycling in May

Track all your bike trips on the Commute Calendar under your ShareTheRideNC.org profile and earn double GoPerks points during the month of May. Points can be earned for all bike trips, including work, fun, and fitness trips. 

Not a member yet? Sign up today to receive 4 points just for registering!

Points can be used to win gift certificates to local businesses.

How To Put a Bike On the Bus

Learn how you can secure your bicycle to the front rack of a GoRaleigh bus in just a few easy steps. Incorporating your bike into your bus commute can help you get farther even faster. The Commute Smart Raleigh and GoRaleigh Team are here to show you how in this "BIKE ON BUS" – this will pop up.

Getting around Raleigh is easier than ever thanks to GoRaleigh's Bikes on Buses program. Use your bicycle for part of your trip and the bus for the rest. With a bike rack on every GoRaleigh bus, you can make bike riding part of your daily commute.

Commute Smarter Not Harder: Bike On Bus

Learn how you can secure your bicycle to the front rack of a GoRaleigh bus in just a few easy steps.