May is bike month, and the folks over at Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition have put together quite a list of events leading up to Bike to Work Day on May 20th.
I’m definitely looking forward to making my way to the festivities on the 20th, as last year I was sick that day. Hopefully, the lure of free bananas and bagels will help me talk at least one more coworker into biking to work with me.
Bike Month Events
May 8 – South Coast Randonee by East Coast Greenway Alliance – Bourne Bridge to India Point Park
May 8, 2pm to 4pm – Mother’s Day on the Greenway by East Coast Greenway Alliance/Roger Williams University @ India Point Park
May 10, 6:30PM – Bicycle Maintenance Basics @ REI Cranston
May 12, 6:30PM – Conversation with Give A Bike riders hosted by Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition @ McFadden’s
May 14, 8:00PM – Bike Prom – A benefit for US Open Cycling Foundation @ Roots Cafe
May 15, 10:00AM – Ray Young’s Ride w/Narragansett Bay Wheelmen @ Greenville, RI
May 15, 1:00PM – SRPEDD, Mass in Motion and UMASS Dartmouth hosted bike ride between Fall River and New Bedford
May 16, 5:30 to 7:00 PM – bikeProvidence! – Bike Sharing Study and Cycling Resources by City of Providence/RIBIKE @ 30 Exchange Terrace
May 17 – Women Only Bicycle Maintenance Basics @ REI Cranston
May 18, 5:00PM – Ride of Silence Providence, Honoring Paige Hicks
The Ride of Silence will take place in Providence, and in 200 cities world-wide, on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, to honor those injured or killed while cycling on public roadways, particularly members of the Greater Providence community.
The event has no sponsors and no registration fees. It asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph and remain silent during the ride. All cyclists will be required to wear helmets, follow traffic laws, and use hand signals, aiming to raise awareness about the important of cycling safety and sharing the road.
Cyclists will gather at 6:15 on the Front Green of Brown University, at the corner of Prospect Street and Waterman Street. The ride, which will be 8 miles long, will begin at 7:00 p.m., with a reception to follow in the Multipurpose Room of the Stephen Robert Campus Center on the Main Green of Brown.
May 19, 5:30 to 7:30 PM – Gallery Night Bicycle Tour
Bike to Work Day
May 20, 6:30 to 9:00 AM – Providence Bike to Work Day morning festivities:
- 6:30 Am to 9:00 AM – Breakfast, Raffle, Bike Checks!
- Breakfast of bagels, spreads and fruit courtesy of Whole Foods Market
- Fresh coffee courtesy of New Harvest Coffee Roasters
- Bike Checks/Service provided by REI
May 20 – Newport Bike to Work Day festivities
May 22, 10:00AM – Introduction to Road Cycling @ REI Cranston
May 27, 5:15PM – Critical Mass/Community Bike Ride by Critical Mass RI @ Atwells Ave. Pineapple
There is also a free bike ride between Fall River and New Bedford on May 15th. Click on my name here and then follow the link to “May 15th bike ride” for more details.
I’ve updated the above list with the May 15th ride and more info about the Ride of Silence
I’ve added the Gallery Night bike tour to the list