Put your helmet on and let's ride! Bike East Bay is offering NONE of their wonderful family safety bike clinics, rodeos, helmet fittings, and family-friendly events leading up to the usual Bike to Work and School rides. Instead, they are sprinkled throughout the season. For example, a safety talk and ride is happening in Alameda just after the bike-to-school day on May 11 (hope you didn't need any lessons, kids!).
Find some more events on the Bike East Bay calendar. I requested their help in deciphering which rides and parties might be best for children but they're too busy running great activities to help me.
Bike to school or daycare
All snark aside, Bike to School day is officially May 11 and is lots of fun; different schools will do it their own way — with a few on different days — but the general message is to get more kids riding for fun and transit. Find out if your school is participating with an Energizer Station and which day. See the list.
Schools around the Bay Area will be honoring Bike To Work Day with a kid-friendly version aimed at getting us to commute without emissions. Over 100 stations will set up on the morning of Thursday, May 11th, to hand out free goodie bags and refreshments to bicyclists. Find your nearest energizer station here or roll out the door and surprise yourself with strangers offering you treats and kudos.
Some of the usual May kid-bike stuff happens in April through June because it is always good to learn how to ride safely. If you have any other bike tips for May, please share them with us!