Bicycling is more popular than ever. This year’s Bike Month events are mostly solo, virtual, informational, and service-oriented. Bikes are great way to get around and enjoy your environment, visit parks, shop at farmers markets, tour Richmond historic sites, see murals, or get exercise.
May 2020 Bike Month Events:
•ALL MONTH – Treesure Hunt: RVA Bike Walk
•May 21: Trail Ambassador Training, Virtual (Claire B) Trail ambassadors are amazing, and training for the next batch of volunteers will go virtual this time around. With the trail so busy, your help is needed!
•May 22: Pizza Crawl 11 – deconstructed, solo pizza ride! (Andy S) A foundation of RVA Bike Month, the Pizza Crawl will go solo this time around. But there’s no reason you can get a takeout pie and eat it in a park with your household group, and that’s still pretty solid. We’ve got some more ideas baking in the oven as we speak, so stay tuned for more.
•May 24: Build a Bike Tutorial (Adam S) Learn the basics of building up a bike from disassembled parts. Bring your questions, too!
May 25: Fourth Annual Kelly Treasure Hunt (Tim K) This riddle-based scavenger hunt has become part of the backbone of our annual calendar of events. And it’s always been pretty socially-distant, so it’ll feel pretty normal. Put on your thinking caps, learn a bunch about the city, and win a cake!
March 26: Join the Science Museum of Virginia for their first ever RVA Bike Month event. Ride anywhere you want in the Richmond region and use a free phone app to measure noise levels to contribute to a large dataset! You can do this any time, even multiple times throughout the day, but the main “event” is for doing this right at 8:00 PM! More details in these short slides: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hEzvPlBb0NcrKAEc2Re4msJ2iZPSZt3Z/view?usp=sharing
•May 29: Pride Ride, A Solo History Tour Ride (Sera E) Ride around Richmond on a self-guided tour of Richmond’s LGBTQ history!
•Emily Alwood says: “I love biking on Floyd, Byrd and Bryan park. I love supporting local businesses by making pit stops at restaurants, etc! ”
•Try Gillie Creek Park.
•Dominga Barboza says: “So many new bike lanes around the city that I can do 20miles easily and hit all four sides of the town ❗”
•Bike lanes: As the weather improves, check out the new bikes lanes on Brook Road and in the Malvern and Patterson Avenues neighborhood. Drivers, remember: you have a responsibility to share the road. #VisionZero
Some of Richmonders’ Favorite Bicycle shops:
•Dominga Barboza says: “I support Lucky’s at Meadow and Broad Street behind the 7-11.”
Before you bicycle check A-B-C=Air, Brakes & Chain, follow the rules of the road and be visible with bright clothing as well as safe with a helmet.
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