May is National Bike Month sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and is celebrated all over the US, including right here in Austin, Texas. Since 1956, Bike Month has been a chance to highlight the benefits and joys of cycling and give everyone, regular cyclists and new riders alike, a chance to get rolling on two wheels.
Here in Austin there are a number of events for every rider out there. From things like our own regular weekly shop rides, to special events, to the ever-popular Bike to Work Day, May is your chance to get out on two wheels.
Here are just some of the bike-related events happening for the remainder of May:
Each Tuesday in May – COTA Bike Night. Ever wondered what it would be like to be on an F1 track? Ever though it might be fun to ride your bike on an F1 track? Well you can right here in Austin at the Circuit of the Americas. Each Tuesday join hundreds of riders for a car-free spin around the only Formula 1 track in North America. Presented by Holland Special Events. Get details here.
Each Thursday in May—Driveway Series. Come spectate or race the country’s biggest and best weekly criterium series each Thursday night at Driveway Motorsports. With varied courses each week and races for women and men, kids and masters, and for every category, there’s something for everyone. Family friendly and fun to spectate as well with weekly food truck vendors and free beers. Get details here.
Wednesday, May 8—Bike to School Day. Get to school the fun way—on two wheels! Why wait in car drop off lines when you can pedal to class.
Saturday, May 11—Concert on the Creek. Smart Trips is celebrating National Bicycle Month by taking a spin to Ai Weiwei’s Forever Bicycles sculpture. Riders will be treated to a truly unique musical experience and fun workshop! Get details here.
Wednesday, May 15—Ride of Silence. Join cyclists worldwide in a silent slow-paced ride (max. 12 mph) in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. Get details here.
Friday, May 17—Bike to Work Day. Join the in crowd and beat the traffic! Bike to work and have fun stopping at fueling stations around town on your way in. We’re a fueling station here at the shop, so come by and grab a donut and a coffee. After work, swing by the Bike to Work Day after party at Cheer Up Charlie’s where you can win door prizes, including ACL passes! Get details here.
Saturday, May 18—Mellow Johnny's 11th Anniversary Party. Stop by the shop from 11 am to 2 pm for free burgers (while supplies last), beer samples from Hi Sign Brewing, and birthday cake! DJ Madcoins will be here spinning tunes. Get details here.