Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling - and encourage more folks to give biking a try. Missoula has joined dozens of communities from coast to coast that celebrate Bike Month by hosting rides, breakfast on the bridges, a commuter challenge, and even a bike auction to find a new ride. National Bike to School Day and National Bike to Work Day are just two of the highlights of the month. Here is the full schedule:
MAY 10 - RIDE: TWO CREEK ONE CANYON Up O'Brien Creek and over and up Trails End Rd, over and up Pattee Creek and then back to McCormick Park. Close to home, but nice climbs and views along the way! Garrett Gunter email@example.com. Meet at McCormick Park, 11am.
MAY 11 - RIDE: MOTHER'S DAY RIDE & PICNIC Women Bike Missoula (MizzBs) invites everyone who appreciates a mother in their life to join them on Sunday, May 11 for a ride around town. This is an inclusive, co-ed, all-ages ride with several routes varying from 30-60 minutes depending on interests and abilities. Pack your own picnic lunch or bring a snack to share. Meet at Currents Aquatic Center’s bike racks (600 Cregg Ln) at 1PM.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or find Women Bike Missoula on facebook.
MAY 14 - CITY BIKE AUCTION The City of Missoula aucions off abandoned bicycles that remain unclaimed after being recovered and stored for at least 60 days. Gardner's Auction Service, 5pm.
MAY 16 - NATIONAL BIKE TO WORK DAY BREAKFAST ON THE BRIDGES Free coffee and treats for folks biking and walking to work or school. Hunter Bay Coffee, North side of Higgins Ave. Bridge, 7:30am - 9:30am.
MAY 21 - RIDE OF SILENCE The 8th Annual Missoula Ride of Silence, hosted by BWAM, was established to remember cyclists and pedestrians who have been critically injured or killed in traffic crashes. The ride will travel approximately 6.5 miles in about an hour. See the worldwide Ride of Silence website for more information and background about this important worldwide event. Helmets will be required and while we invite riders of all levels, only bicycles and adult tricycles will be permitted and all riders must be comfortable riding on street. Missoula County Courthouse, 6pm.
MAY 23 - BREAKFAST ON THE BRIDGES Free coffee and treats for folks biking and walking to work or school. Northside RR Bridge, 7:30am - 9:30am.
MAY 24 - RIDE: HAPPY TRAILS: LOLO - HAMILTON Ride the completed bicycle\ped path to Hamilton. Lunch in Hamilton but bring trail snacks. Return via the west or east side roads.Nancy Newcomer, email@example.com. Meet at Lolo Conoco Station, 9am.
MAY 25 - RIDE: TURAH TAPER You've trained hard and your legs deserve a rest. Spin easy today and again on a ride or two this week. TOSRV West will be great! Jan Grant, firstname.lastname@example.org. Meet at Eastgate Center, 11am.
MAY 28 - BIKES ON BUSES Practice putting a bike on the bus in a no-pressure situation. You even get an ice cream coupon for doing it! Missoula Public Library, 4-6pm.
MAY 30 - BREAKFAST ON THE BRIDGES Free coffee and treats for folks biking and walking to work or school. California St. Bridge, 7:30am - 9:30am.
MAY 30 - MISSOULA NIGHT RIDEZ Come for a short(ish) ride around town after work on a Friday. The route will be about 7 miles long and will end at Big Dipper Ice Cream. Meet at Adventure Cycling Association, 7pm.
MAY 31 - RIDE: WOMEN'S RIDE DAY Mark your calendars! May 31st we will be hosting our 2nd annual Women's Ride Day! Join us for bikes, beer, and good times! Meet at Big Sky Bikes, 9am.
JUNE 1 - SUNDAY STREETS MISSOULA!!!