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Bike Month Looks a Little Different This Year

May is bike month

Spring has finally rolled around – making it the perfect season to get outside on your bike and enjoy the warmer weather, flowers and greenery that are finally showing. And to kick off the biking season, May is a celebration of National Bike Month!

May is bike month

Unfortunately, the coronavirus crisis will impact the many Bike Month celebrations and events this year. In accordance with Michigan’s Stay-at-Home order currently in effect through mid-May, and in the interest of public health and safety, Bike Month celebrations and gatherings have been postponed until the following dates:

  • Bike to Work Week: Originally the week of May 11, Bike to Work Week will be recognized the week of September 21st in 2020. 
  • Bike to Work Day: Originally Friday, May 15th, Bike to Work Day 2020 will now be celebrated on September 22nd to align with Car Free Day.
  • Michigan Events and Rides: Many races, rides, or other events have been canceled or postponed. Be sure to check out the appropriate event pages for updates.

Although Bike Month will be different this year, it’s a great opportunity to find new creative ways to celebrate the joy of cycling! Riding your bike to get groceries and other essentials or taking the family out for a slow-roll around the block in place of recess are fun ways to make the most of current situations. If you’ve never had the time to make biking part of your routine, today is the day! Sitting indoors all day is no fun, and biking is a great solution to get fresh air and clear your head.

For more information about Bike Month celebration changes and future updates, visit the League of American Bicyclists website.