National Bike to Work Week (May 15 – 19)
National Bike to Work Day is Friday May 19.
King City Library Bike Safety Presentation and Safety Gear Giveaway
Join King City Library for a bike safety presentation in the homework center. Kids will learn the rules of the road and how to properly wear a helmet and securely lock a bike. FREE bike and ped safety gear for those who participate!
When: Wednesday May 17 @3pm
Where: King City Library Homework Center (404 Broadway St, King City, CA)
Additional Info at: http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/library/events.html
Bike to Work Day Lunch Break Bike Tune Ups
When: Friday May 19 @11am – 2pm
Where: Window on the Bay Park in Monterey (on the side of the Recreation Trail)
Sponsored by: Green Pedal Couriers
Twilight Cycling Rides
What cyclist wouldn’t enjoy the thrill of a challenging 300-foot climb followed by an awe-inspiring descent? How about the fact that they can do this on a world-renowned race track?
Monthly twilight rides allow cyclists of all ages to experience the excitement of pedaling Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s 11-turn, 2.238-mile course. The ride is highlighted by the legendary Corkscrew that drops an equivalent of 5 1/2 stories. Rides are open to all levels of cyclists. Helmets are required.
When: May 18 @5:30pm -7:30pm
Location: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Host: Bay Bikes and Light & Motion
Admission: $10 per rider.
More info at: http://www.mazdaraceway.com/twilight-cycling
Bike to Shop Day (Saturday May 20)
Tips for shopping by bike in Monterey County at www.bicyclingmonterey.org
Balance Bike Camp – May Sessions
Families of Color Monterey County + Family Biking Monterey County host year-round Balance Bike Camps, open to all families. Balance bikes are the ideal partner to introduce your young child to the concept of two wheels. Due to the extremely low step-through entry point and the high cockpit, little ones can enjoy two wheels as soon as they can start walking. Please note: We are a not-for-profit organization. 100% of all fees go directly back into supporting the program and providing scholarships for low-income families.
When: May 21 @ 9-10am
Where: Ord Terrace Elementary (1755 La Salle Ave, Seaside)
California Roots Festival Bike Valet at Monterey Fair and Event Center
Ride your bike to the 8th annual California Roots Festival and use the Bike Valet sponsored by Green Pedal Couriers.
When: May 26 – May 28
Where: Monterey County Fair and Event Center
More information at: www.seemonterey.com/events
Family Biking in the Absence of Dedicated Infrastructure
For adults who bikes with their kids and are interested in a clinic where we talk about the absence of dedicated bike infrastructure and how to stay safe while riding in Monterey County. We’ll meet in a no-to-low traffic area with our bikes/helmets/kids and talk about “taking the lane”, when to use the sidewalk, how to use bike lanes, being flexible about route selection, increasing your confidence, bike options (family cargo bikes, child seats, and trailers), bike maintenance, etc. and then we’ll put those skills into practice.
When: Sunday May 28 @9am – 11am
Where: Doe Park Super Park in Seaside
HER Helmet Thursdays
Discounts for males & females from participating bike-friendly spots countywide every Thursday! For a full list of participating businesses visit www.bikemonterey.org
When: May 4, 11, 18 and 25
Free bike parking every Tuesday Farmers Market Downtown Monterey
When: May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Where: Alvarado Street, Monterey
Sponsor: Green Pedal Couriers/Monterey Bay Bicycle Coalition