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We know that for BikeTexas members, every month is bike month, and so May is nothing unusual for us. However, for many Texans, Bike to Work Day or similar events may be the only time they ever think of getting on a bike. And that’s when Bike Month gets exciting!
Ask your coworkers, neighbors, or friends to join you for a bike ride this month. Plan out a safe route and ride with your child to school. Join a challenge to push yourself to ride more than usual. Get pictures for your social media accounts from the League of American Bicyclists.
Events are happening across Texas and across the nation this month. Here are some highlights that we’ve heard about:
National Bike Challenge: Starting on May 1 and lasting until September 30, NBC is a fun way to challenge yourself and have a friendly competition with those around you to rack up the most miles. The leaderboard on the site is updated daily for the sake of bragging rights and extra motivation! Texas managed to break into the top 30 before the end of last year’s challenge, which is extra-remarkable since we have a large population but not as many cyclists as some smaller states. Join today and let’s show America that nobody messes with Texas!
Festivals and Open Streets:
Irving Bike Fest, Edinburg Walk-and-Rolla, and Austin Viva Streets are all happening in May!
Global Women’s Cycling Day: Sponsored by CycloFemme, this worldwide event on May 12 includes three Texas rides (so far): Austin, Houston, and Richardson. Join up with your bike-loving sisters for a fun ride!
Whether you join in the Bike Month festivities or May is just another month of riding for you, get out and enjoy May on two wheels in the Lone Star State!