BIKE MONTH MISSION

According to the League of American Bicyclists, National Bike Month was first established in May of 1956. May provides a chance to show the legitimacy and many benefits of bicycling for fun, fitness, and transportation. Some people will ride for their wallet, others will ride for their health or the environment. Many of the events in Central Oklahoma during Bike Month provide an opportunity to celebrate the power of bicycling and being active.

Staff Contacts

Hannah Nolen, AICP

Program Coordinator

Jennifer Sebesta

TPS Division Manager

BikeFest

ACOG hosted BikeFest to kick off Bike Month in Central Oklahoma. Visitors were able to spend time with bike organizations and bike shops, enjoy food trucks, live music and learn more about bicycling and transportation!

ATTENDEES

VENDORS

Bike to Work Week

Bike to Work Week was observed May 16 – 22, 2022, with Bike to Work Day taking place Friday, May 20. The cities of Edmond, Guthrie, Midwest City, Moore, Norman, Oklahoma City, Piedmont, and Yukon hosted organized rides

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.

Areawide Bicycle Scavenger Hunt

This is a fun activity for the whole family to get out and explore your community by bicycle! Download your Scavenger Hunt rules and checklist here.

2022 Scavenger Hunt Winners:

  • Tony Carfang
  • Jan Fees
  • Ricardo Montoya

Health and Recreation

Cycling is a low-impact, aerobic workout that can provide many health benefits. These may include exposure to sunlight, improved cardiovascular fitness, increased joint movement, reduced stress and back pain, stronger immune system, weight loss and overall fitness.

Environment

Bicycle commuting contributes to a clean environment in several ways. For starters, bicycling reduces transportation emissions and traffic congestion as well as the need for petroleum.

Bicycle Friendly Business Guide

Being a bicycle friendly business means having the proper and reliable infrastructure and enacting policies to support employees and consumers that choose to pedal to your establishment. Taking action to become bicycle friendly will help attract new employees and customers alike. This guide explains different methods on how to build a bicycle friendly business.

Contact

For more information about Bike Month or Bike to Work Day, please contact Jordan Evans, Associate Transportation Planner – Multimodal, (405) 234-2264.

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