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Celebrate Bike Bike Month. If you cannot Bike to work, Bike after work, Bike before work - just get out and enjoy your neighborhood on two wheels!

Check out our Commuting Tips, Commuter's References Guide and Employer's Reference Guide for biking to work. Make Commuting part of your weekly routine. It's not as hard as you may think. Bike Month Events on BIKEIOWA.

BIKE TO WORK…TO THE RESTAURANT… TO THE STORE... TO ALL THE FUN!



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 13-19 and Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 17th.

When is Bike to School Day?

Bike to School Day is May 8th. 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 communications@bikeleague.org.

Use the #BIKEMONTH and #BIKEMONTHIA hashtags



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From the League of American Bicyclists...

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.

IOWA

Iowa has several Bike Month Events and Commuter Challenges this year. Here is a list of organizations and volunteers around the state who are organizing Bike Month events. BIKEIOWA.com no longer hosts a state-wide Bike Month registration, but instead points you to the national, statewide and/or local programs in your area. May is packed full of Bike Months events. Check out the BIKEIOWA calendar for all the details.

eBOOK - Do you want to bike to work? Learn pro tips & tricks from Iowa’s bike commuters by downloading the Bike To Work Iowa eBook from the Iowa Bicycle Coalition. This free download is packed with tips directly from Iowa Bicycle Coalition members. Simply fill out the form on the page and download the 17-page eBook packed with advice from experienced cyclists.

DES MOINES

The Street Collective of Greater Des Moines (fka The Des Moines Bicycle Collective) is hosting several events. Bike Month 2019plans to be the biggest yet with great new sponsors, classic bike month events and rides, and new events for the whole family. Make sure to follow the Street Collective of Greater Des Moines Facebookpage and for a list of events and further updates. Their flagship event is the 10th Annual PedalArt Poster Show! “We'll cater to the weekend trail riders, the daily commuters, the distance rollers, and lovers of all things bikes here in Central Iowa as we celebrate May as Bike MONTH with events for everyone” explained Jeremy Lewis, the Street Collective's executive director.


Don't forget the Ride of Silence on May 15th that BIKEIOWA has been hosting for 15 years. Join cyclists nationwide in a silent slow-paced ride in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on America's public roadways


IOWA CITY / JOHNSON COUNTY

Bike to Work Week is supported by the cities of Coralville, Iowa City, and University Heights, Johnson County, and Think Bicycles of Johnson County.

Celebrating Cyclists during Bike Month 2019! After the long, cold slog of one of the worst Iowa winters in recent memory, it's time to celebrate the joy of riding a bicycle. From past years' commuter breakfasts to educational programs, from weekly rides to fix-it nights at our local community bike program, Bike Month has traditionally offered something for everyone.

Johnson County celebrates Bike Month in conjunction with the League of American Bicyclists. For more ideas on events, check out Pedalpalooza/Portland. You can view its website here: http://www.shift2bikes.org

Bike To Work Week Events
Iowa City Events


AMES

The Ames Bike Coalition has many events planned over the month of May. Check out all their events on their Facebook post.

The Ames Bicycle Coalition is a group of community members dedicated to the development of safe infrastructure for cyclists in Ames, IA. They collaborate with community partners to improve and expand safe, modern, and enjoyable bicycle transportation and recreation networks in Ames through advocacy and education. (Facebook)

Ames Events

CEDAR RAPIDS

This year Cedar Rapids celebrates Bike to Work Week May 11-17. Mark your calendars! We are working on some great events, including before work, over lunch, and after work. Join cyclists from across the community for a week-long celebration of special events!

See the full schedule at www.CityofCR.com/BikeCR

Bike To Work Cedar Rapids - Facebook
Cedar Rapids Events


SIOUX CITY

All Siouxland residents are encouraged to ride their bike to work. The SIMPCO Bicycle Pedestrian Roundtable will be giving away great prizes for those that register and participate. Register today. Bike to Work t-shirts will be sold for $15 (cash only) at Albrecht Cycle Shop and Hardline Coffee Co. starting 4/18/19. A commuter breakfast will be held at Albrecht Cycle Shop on May 17 from 7:00AM – 9:00AM. Participating downtown Sioux City locations will be providing dining and drink specials on May 17. Just present your Bike to Work Day Shirt or your helmet.

Sioux City Bike-to-Work Day
Healthy Siouxland


Don't see your city listed? Let us know and we will add the info! Email Biker@BIKEIOWA.com
Or search the City portal for events close to YOU!


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