Designated “Bike Month” by the City of Tacoma, the month of May will be packed with bike-related events and activities. Below are just a handful of the many events planned throughout the month:
May 1-31: Bike everywhere challenge. Ditch your car and use your bike to commute to work, the park, the grocery store, the library, or anywhere else. Log your trips to be entered to win one of several prizes. Visit www.PierceTrips.com to learn more and sign up as a team member or captain.
May 2: Bike Month proclamation with City Council. Join Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland and the Tacoma City Council for the reading of the Bike Month Proclamation, designating May 2017 as the 10th Annual Bike Month. Tacoma Municipal Building (747 Market St.), 1st floor Council Chambers, 5 p.m.
May 14: Tour de Donuts. For $23, you can tour Tacoma on bicycle at a leisurely 10-12 miles per hour and visit the best donut joints in town. All told, you’ll ride 25 miles. Oh, and you don’t have to eat any donuts (ride-only is $15). Info and registration here: twbc.org/event-2493577
May 17: Trails and Ales. If you prefer to drink your carbohydrates, drop by the Hub’s Event Space for an evening of beer and bicycles. Hosted by ForeverGreen Trails. 203 Tacoma Ave., 6-7:30 p.m.
May 19: Bike to Work Day. Downtown On the Go is encouraging everyone to bike to work on Friday, May 19. Be sure to stop by Manifesto Coffee (1003 S. 11th St.) from 7:30-9:30 a.m. on your way to work. Participants will gather after work at the Harmon downtown (1938 Pacific Ave.) from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
May 21: Hills in Heels Ride. Menstrual Cycle and Velofemmes are partnering to bring you this all-ages, all-inclusive ride. The only requirement is that you don your best pair of heels. Meet at 2nd Cycle (1205 MLK Jr. Way) at 2 p.m. More info here: www.exit133.com/events/details/hills-in-heels-ride
May 24: Bike to a Better Tacoma. Learn about what bike-related projects are underway in Tacoma. The Hub, 5-7 p.m.
May 26: Cycles on the Foss. Take a family-friendly ride through the environmental history of Tacoma’s waterfront. Meet at the Foss Waterway Seaport Museum (705 Dock St.). Maritime-themed costumes are encouraged. Social gathering to follow at the Social Bar and Grill (1715 Dock St.). 5:15-7 p.m.