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  • Posted May 2, 2012

Bike to Work, Bike after work, Bike before Work - just get out and enjoy your neighborhood on two wheels!

May 2012 marks the 10th anniversary that 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, 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


From 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
    Our 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 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.

Ride Safe!

  • Author: ss
  • Posted By: ss
  • Modified: May 2, 2012 by ss






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