May is Bike Everywhere Month! Spokane Bikes is once again presenting a number of events to help get you on your bike to commute to work, school, and play. We at Spokane Public Radio are pleased to be at a few of them and to host an Energizer Station on Tuesday, May 16th.
Here's a list of just a few of the events happening this month. Check out the Spokane Bikes website for information about group rides and discussions happening all month long.
Monday, May 1 – 7-9am –Kick Off Breakfast
Riverfront Park Picnic Shelter
Our generous sponsors, Mountain Gear and Roast House Coffee, serve you blueberry pancakes and coffee while you listen to live music and mingle. Who knows — you might even find a riding buddy for the month.
Wednesday, May 10 – Bike to School Day
Studies shows that kids who walk or bike to school are better able to concentrate once they get there. Broadway Elementary is putting on after-school bike safety education classes, culminating in a Bike to School celebration. Stevens Elementary is partnering with Safe Routes to School for a Bike/Walk to School celebration.
Saturday, May 13 – 1pm – Kidical Mass
Chief Gary Park – Cook & Sinto, Spokane, WA
Kidical Mass is a 3-mile bike ride in the Chief Gary Park. This is the first in a series of family-friendly rides.
Sunday, May 14 – 2pm – Mother’s Day Park Loop
Comstock Park south end – Lincoln & 33rd
Ride thru scenic neighborhoods and a proposed southside greenway. Cookies in the park afterward. 6 miles.
Tuesday, May 16 – 7-9am – Energizer Station
SPR Courtyard – 1229 N Monroe - AND locations throughout the region
Grab snacks, coffee and other goodies at energizer stations hosted by local businesses and non-profits around the city. SPR will have one in the courtyard with Firehouse Blend coffee from Cravens and snacks to keep you going. Click here for a list of all of the locations participating this year.
Wednesday, May 17 – 5:45 pm – Ride of Silence
Michael Anderson statue north of INB Performing Arts Center
A silent procession to honor cyclists killed or injured on the road. A short dedication will precede the ride. Meet by the Michael Anderson statue, north of INB Performing Arts Center. Wear helmets. Our Spokane Bicycle Police will be escorting us on our loop in the downtown area.
Friday, May 19 – 5-7pm – Bike Everywhere DAY
River City Brewing – 121 S Cedar St, Spokane
We’ll celebrate in style with beer and free pizza. Be there to win door prizes and celebrate your effort!
These are just a few of the many events happening this month. For more information and for more group rides, visit the Spokane Bikes website.