May is National Bike Month

April 23, 2015

May is National Bike Month. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities nationwide. What’s your reason to ride a bike?

NW Bike Commuting Events

The Northwest is a thriving bicycling Mecca and there are many festivals and events in May that offer a fun way to celebrate riding a bike.


May 1-31: Bike Month, Seattle,

May 1-31: Adobe Commute Challenge,

May 1-31: Bike to Campus Month, University of Washington, Seattle,

May 1- 31: Pierce County Trips Bike to Work Commuter Challenge, Tacoma-Pierce County,

May 1-31: Bicycle Commuter Contest, Thurston County,

May 2: She Bikes and friends–Bike Month Kick-off, Seattle,

May 2: Pedaler’s Fair, Seattle,

May 2: Kidical Mass to Bike Month Kick-Off Party, Seattle,

May 2: Seventh Annual Tacoma Bike Swap, Tacoma,

May 3: Seattle Bike-n-Brews, Seattle, Out

May 6: Bike to School Day, Seattle,

May 7: Bike Everywhere Breakfast, Group Health, Seattle,

May 9: West Seattle Garage Sale Day Rides, Seattle,

May 10: CycloFemme – We Ride Together, Seattle,

May 15: Bike to Work and School Day, Bellingham,

May 15: F5 Bike to Work Day, Statewide

May 18-22: Spokane Bike to Work Week,


May 1-31: PDX Bike Month, Portland,

May 1-31: Bike to PSU Challenge, Portland,

May 9 – 15: Business Commute Challenge, Oregon,

May 10: CycloFemme – We Ride Together, Springfield,


May 9-16: Boise Bike Week, Boise,

May 11-16: Bike to Work Week and Bike Fest, Moscow,


May 1-Sept. 30: National Bike Challenge,

May 6: National Bike to School Day,

May 11-15: National Bike Week/Day,

May 20: Ride of Silence,


Bicycle Transportation Alliance (Oregon):

Bike to Work Spokane:

Cascade Bicycle Club (Washington):

Commute Seattle:

Drive Less. Save More, (Oregon):

Everybody Bike, (Whatcom County):

The League of American Bicyclists:


She Bikes:

Washington Bikes:

Compiled by OutdoorsNW staff

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