Thanks to our friends at LiveWellOmaha, I’ve got some additional information for celebrating Bike Month in our fair city. Below are the pertinent detail:
- May 1: Bike Month and the LiveWell Commuter Challenge begin
- May 3: Lids for Kids Ride. Hosted by the Community Bike Project, this is a fundraiser ride to support the Youth Earn-a-Bike program. Funds raised will go towards the purchase of the new locks, helmets, and water bottles each student receives upon graduation, as well as the tools and replacement parts students need to refurbish their bikes. More info found here.
- May 6: Bike to School Day
- May 9: ROMAHOAK Ride from Omaha to Red Oak. Click here to learn more.
- May10: Cyclofemme: Putting ladies on bikes (along with their families). More information on their Facebook page.
- May 11 – 15: Bike to Work Week
- May 12: Mayors’ Ride and Proclamation: Join the Mayors of Bellevue and Council Bluffs, and representatives from the City of Omaha. The ride starts at 8:15 following a proclamation at 8:00. Meet at the Bob Kerry Bridge.
- May 15: Bike to Work Day
- May 20: Ride of Silence. Sponsored by the Bellevue Bicycle Club, this ride is to comemorate those who have lost their lives while cycling on the roads of the metro area. This ride will start @7:00pm from the Bellevue Loop Trail Head at 3602 Raynor Parkway, Bellevue NE. The ride will have a motorcycle escort provided by Bellevue Police and Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office. For more information, contact Lynn Rollins by filling out this form.
- May 20: Omaha Gives. Here’s your chance to give back. Find your favorite non-profit and show them that you care. You can learn more here.
Of course, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention LiveWellOmaha’s own Commuter Challenge. More than a Bike to Work challenge, it’s an event that promotes sustainable transportation. So park your car and walk, bike, or bus to your destinations as much as you can starting tomorrow. Sign up and details can be found here.
So there’s plenty of opportunities to celebrate Bike Month in Omaha. The most difficult part about it is deciding what events to choose. OR you can save yourself the headache by taking part in them ALL!!
See you on the road!