Pedal Power: Celebrating Bike Month in Central Oklahoma

May is National Bike Month! According to the League of American Bicyclists, National Bike Month was established in 1956 as a chance to show the benefits and legitimacy of bicycling for transportation, recreation, and fitness. Some people will ride for their wallet, others will ride for their health or the environment. Either way, Bike Month provides an opportunity to celebrate the power of bicycling. There are many free activities planned throughout Central Oklahoma.


Bike to School

In big cities, small towns and rural communities across the country, thousands of students and families will lace up their sneakers and hit the pavement today in celebration of National Bike to School Day. While the events may look different from place to place, they all center on the importance and benefit of safe, active travel. Download Bike to School Day Poster

Bike to Work Week

Bike to Work Week 2021 is May 13-17, with Bike to Work Day taking place Friday, May 17. The cities of Edmond, Norman, Oklahoma City, Piedmont, and Yukon are hosting organized rides. Find a ride/route here.

Bike to Work Day is an annual event designed to encourage people to use their bikes as a means of transportation. According to the League of American Bicyclists, 40% of all trips in the U.S. are less than two miles, making bicycling a feasible and fun way to get to work.

If you don’t feel comfortable riding in a group, or your community isn’t hosting a group ride, you can still participate by taking a picture on your ride to work and post it to social media using the hashtag #BikeCentralOK.

Bike to Place of Worship

Bike to Place of Worship is an event that gives community members the opportunity to raise the visibility of biking, to worship to make communities safer and more pleasant places to live.  Additionally, it’s a collective celebration that promotes physical activity, health, and safety for neighbors and the environment.


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Rachel Meinke

Public Information Director

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