May 2012 marks the 10th anniversary that BIKEIOWA.com started to promote Bike To Work Day in Iowa. We've seen it grow from a few hundred to a few thousand participants. We've had a great time promoting various events, getting big corporations and smaller companies to participate, awarding prizing and getting folks onto their bicycles! We loved every minute of it! But we have full time jobs, and could not devote the time needed to keep the momentum going. Luckily there are plenty of organizations and volunteers around the state who are organizing similar events!
This year, BIKEIOWA.com will not host it's own registration, but instead point you to the national, statewide and/or local programs in your area.
When is Bike to Work Week and Day?
The League of American Bicyclists is the national sponsor of Bike Month, and this year Bike to Work Week is May 14-18 and Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 18.
When is Bike to School Day?
The inaugural Bike to School Day is May 9, 2012. Learn more, register or find an event in your area here.
Bike Month Guide
Need some ideas? Use the League's Bike Month Guide to learn how to get started promoting your event.
Bike Month Promotion
Help promote bicycling this May and every month! The League has free Bike Month promo tools like logos, posters and banners to place on your Web site this May. Printer files can also be requested at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATIONALFrom the League of American Bicyclists...
National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power
of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride. Whether you bike to work or
school; to save money or time; to preserve your health or the
environment; to explore your community or get to your destination, get
involved in Bike Month in your city or state —and help get more people
in your community out riding too!
- Nationally: Check the Bike Month events
section often to see what Bike Month and Bike to Work Week events are
going on in your community. Also, post your area, club, business or
school's Bike Month events on our Web site for free! Post or find Bike Month events today
Iowa has several Bike Month Event and Commuter Challenges this year.
- Iowa Goes By Bicycle Challenge - hosted by the Iowa Bicycle Coalition
goals for Bike Month go far beyond May. Bicycle Friendly Quad Cities
and its partners are committed to building support for and advancing
bicycling initiatives in our community. Vibrant communities across the
country are recognizing the health, environmental, and economic benefits
of bicycling. READ MORE
- Bike Commute Challenge - hosted by the Des Moines Bicycle Collective
Whether you’re a rider or an employer, whether you’re thinking about
trying bike commuting for the first time, or you’re an experienced
rider, the Challenge is for you. We've got Events planned nearly every day in May. READ MORE
- Bike to Work Month - hosted by Think Bicycles (Johnson County)
Bike to Work Week is generously sponsored by the City of Coralville, City of Iowa City, and sponsors
of the Think Bicycles Coalition to promote bicycling. We encourage
riding not only to work but school, the gym, parks, grocery stores, and
everywhere else. READ MORE
- Do you have a Bike Month Program you want listed here?
email Biker@BIKEIOWA.com and/or list you individual events on the BIKEIOWA calendar
Ride - Commute - Play
No matter what... get out and enjoy your bicycle in May. Thousands of fellow cyclists and first-timers will be doing the same! There are plenty to guides to get your started. The weather great, gas prices are high, and all the cool kids are pedaling places.