Get on your bike; May is Bike Month

  • Mon Apr 28th, 2014 2:35pm
  • Life

By Jessi Loerch

May is Bike Month. Conveniently, the start of May is also forecast to be some of the best weather we’ve had all year.

If you haven’t yet, it’s time to dust off the bike.

Here are some ideas to get you started.

Make it a challenge: You can sign up as an individual or a team for a commute challenge.

Put May 16 on your calendar: That’s Bike to Work Day. On that day, there will be commute stations around the county. Locations:

  • Edmonds Ferry Dock
  • Everett Station
  • Everett Boeing
  • Lynnwood Transit Center
  • South Everett
  • University of Washington-Bothell
Bike maps: These excellent maps give bikers a good overview of the whole area. Roads are color-coded to show you the average speed on the road and whether or not there is a shoulder or bike lane.

BIKES Club of Snohomish County: Join other local riders for rides in Snohomish County and around the state. Website.

Cascade Bicycle Club: A non-profit based in Seattle that serves the Puget Sound area. They offer rides, classes and more. Website.

Commuting tips: Check out this PDF for tips to get you and your bike to work safely and happily (a bike can be happy, right?)