It's that time of the year: May is Bike Month - 510 Families

It’s that time of the year: May is Bike Month

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Fun family-friendly cycling events for Bike Month

Put your helmet on and let’s ride! Bike East Bay is offering an assortment of their wonderful family safety bike clinics, rodeos, helmet fittings, and family-friendly events throughout the month of May. I see some great ones in Berkeley, Oakland, Concord, and Alameda that you might want to check out. Find some more events on the Bike East Bay calendar.

Other cool local companies and bike shops are in on the Bike Month action. Check out these fun family-friendly happenings and find a place to play with your children. Find a festival, safety class, or bike-in movie that fits your schedule!

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Bike to school or daycare on May 9

Bike to School day is officially May 9 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 or walking 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 9th, 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.


Berkeley bike rodeo: Sawyer helps the cyclists find their way
Berkeley bike rodeo: Sawyer helps the cyclists find their way by moving all the cones

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!

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2 thoughts on “It’s that time of the year: May is Bike Month”

  1. Hi Heather, thanks for writing this great article and I apologize if we weren’t able to provide the info you needed on family-friendly events. For the events and rides on our calendar that are not put together by Bike East Bay, the best bet would be to contact the event organizer directly for information.

    I have posted a general resource list with links to various ongoing family bicycling rides and events around the East Bay on our website at Please feel free to take a look for some suggestions on groups to check out, and let me know if there are other local groups you know of that aren’t on the list, but should be!

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