There are many bicycling events coming up in the Month of May, as it is National Bike Month here in the United States. These include:
- National Bike to School Day – May 7th
- Cyclofemme – May 11th
- National Bike to Work Week – May 12th to May 16th
- National Bike to Work Day – May 16th
- 2014 Ride of Silence – May 21st – a worldwide event!
In addition, there are many state and local activities each week throughout the month. One of the most important here in Michigan is the Lucinda Means Advocacy Day at the State Capitol on Wednesday, May 21st.
I have personally participated in three of the national events listed above and have found them very rewarding. In particular, the Ride of Silence is one of the most emotional and solemn activities one could ever participate in. We must never forget that May is the time to honor those cyclists who have been killed or injured in accidents with motor vehicles.
If you are an avid cyclist, bicycle commuter, recreational cyclist, cycling advocate, or just like to putz around the neighborhood on your bike, May is the certainly month to celebrate the love of bicycling.