Bike Month is Here!

It’s here! National Bike Month starts today — a full 31 days packed with unique and wonderful events and rides that celebrate the many joys and benefits of bicycling in communities nationwide.

BikeMonthMark your calendar and get involved in special national events taking place here in Memphis:

National Bike to School Day is one week from today: Wednesday, May 8. Hundreds of events are already scheduled — learn more here.

Women unite: The second annual Cyclofemme takes place on May 12. Organize a ride in your community or join one of the nearly 200 events already planned — join the movement!

The Ride of Silence, honoring bicyclists who have been injured or killed on our public roadways, marks its 10th anniversary on May 15 — find a ride in your area here.

And, of course, celebrate Bike to Work Week (May 13-17) and Bike to Work Day (May 17). Register here for Bike to Work Day – It’s FREE!

Memphis is also host to the 2013 TN Bike Summit, an opportunity for planners, engineers, elected officials, advocates, and bicycle enthusiasts from across the state to come together to share successes, challenges, and strategies for moving TN forward as a bike-friendly state. Register today and secure your spot!

Speaking of bike-friendly states…today, it was announced that TN has risen in the 2013 rankings to the 17th most bike-friendly state in the country! This is a jump from number 26 in 2012 and shows that the continued work from people across the state are making great progress and are receiving the recognition that is due.

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