National Bike Month is celebrated annually in May within communities from coast to coast and is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and to encourage more people to try it.
Whether you’re an experienced cyclist or just starting, join us for a variety of activities such as Bike Bonanza on First Friday, active adult rides, a greenway ride, a Smart Cycling class and Bike to Work Day!
Active Adult Bikeshare Rides
Thursdays in May
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (all events)
Thursdays in May will be an opportunity to try an e-bike from the City’s bike share system as well learn about the discounted Access Pass.
The City of Raleigh is excited about the numerous bike-friendly events being offered by partners happening in the month of May. Check them out HERE!
Want to add your Bike Month event?
Register your event to be added to our full bike month events calendar.
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.
Friday, May 6
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Visit Raleigh Union Station Plaza as part of downtown Raleigh’s First Friday. Music, bicycle vendors, safety checks, bike share rides, and an interactive community art project will all be part of this free family-friendly social event.
Registration is requested to reserve an e-bike for the brief bike share rides held at 5:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.
Traffic Garden at Marbles Kids Museum
Saturday, May 7
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Visit the Marbles Kids Museum Bike Rodeo on Hargett Street at Moore Square to play in a miniature streetscape and learn about biking safely in a pop-up Traffic Garden.
No registration required.
2022 State of Cycling - A Commute Smart Raleigh Virtual Event
Learn from Raleigh’s bicycle and pedestrian program manager about recent, current and future bike infrastructure projects across the City, as well as information on bike-friendly driving laws and strategies for motorists from special guest speakers of BikeWalkNC.
If you missed this live virtual event, you can watch it here!
Bike to Work Day Pit Stops
Friday, May 20
7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Ride to one or more pit stops for bike swag, snacks and fun. Register to ride to get a reminder. You’ll get an entry to win one of five bike prize packs for every pit stop you visit.
Saturday, May 21
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Cycle on a greenway, try a city e-bike and learn some maintenance tips from a cycling expert at Honeycutt Park.
Bring your own bike or try one of the city e-bikes to take a leisurely ride with members of the Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board and the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission to learn more about riding on the City of Raleigh’s 117 miles of greenways.
Registration requested but not required.
Smart Cycling 101
Saturday, May 21
9 a.m. to 12 pm
Get the confidence you need to enjoy cycling more! We'll examine safe cycling techniques and ways to make cycling easier and more comfortable.
This FREE course will incorporate online classroom learning, basic parking lot maneuvering drills and a group ride. Students will leave the class more comfortable, knowledgeable and confident for the road.