With spring in the air, Bike Gaithersburg announces its month long list of activities to support National Bike Month, which is sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists every May. The month is dedicated to celebrating the joy of bicycling. We will be providing opportunities and resources to encourage people to think of how biking can be a fun everyday activity whether you are 8 years old or 80 years old.
Bike Gaithersburg will partner with Two Wheel Valet to offer a free bicycle valet at the annual Kentlands Day event on Saturday, May 7th. Attendees to the festival can ride right to the center of the activity, drop off their bike to an attendant for parking, and not have to worry about locking up their bike or finding an available bike rack.
On Tuesday, May 31, 2016, Bike Gaithersburg will be working with Rachel Carson Elementary School to hold a bike train, an organized and supervised bike ride, to celebrate Bike to School Day. The bike train will begin at Darnestown Road and Main Street at 8:00 am. Participants will ride along shared use paths and sidewalks to the school. Various stops will be made along the way.
Our first Kidical Mass Gaithersburg social ride of the season will take place on Sunday, May 8th at 10 am. This season’s first ride will be a brunch ride from Kentlands Market Square to Crown Development.
Lastly, Bike Gaithersburg will participate with the City of Gaithersburg who is hosting National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 20, 2016. A Bike to Work Day pit stop will be located at Kentlands Boulevard and Great Seneca Highway. The event will provide an opportunity to try a new commute or re-dedicate to an existing one, enter a raffle for prizes, and refresh and meet other people who enjoy riding their bike to work. Various organizations will be on hand to provide resources to help people commute to work via bicycle. Sign-up for the Gaithersburg pit stop at the Metro DC Bike to Work Day web site at http://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/
Bike Gaithersburg will also be participating in the DC Bike Ride on Sunday, May 22nd. The DC Bike Ride is a 17 mile bike ride around DC to celebrate the love of bicycling and support the region’s Vision Zero effots.