May 14, 2020

How to Virtually Celebrate National Bike Month

May is National Bike Month! Normally, we would have a huge list of physical events for you to attend, but needless to say, we’re celebrating NBM a little differently this year.

Here are a few ways you can still celebrate National Bike Month—virtually!

BikePGH Best Places to Bike and Walk with Family

“If you are tired of riding around your neighborhood street for the nth time, we have a few nearby route options for you to explore.” Remember to maintain a social distance of 6 feet and practice good trail etiquette.

Explore Pittsburgh with Healthy Ride

Nothing beats celebrating National Bike Month with a good old fashioned Healthy Ride trip! If you’re looking to exercise in some new areas around the city, we’ve compiled a list of neighborhood and trail routes on our Explore Pittsburgh page. 

Remember to stay safe while using our system with these tips:

• wash your hands before and after each ride (or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol)
• avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
 consider wearing gloves as a precaution
• maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet when using our system
• wear a mask when riding

Participate in BikePGH’s Roll & Stroll Membership Drive

“When you become a BikePGH member or renew your membership in the month of May, you’ll be signed up for BikePGH’s Roll & Stroll virtual event. Get access to biking and walking activities that will help you stay active and healthy while contributing towards a great cause.”

You’ll also be entered to win some awesome giveaways, including a free Healthy Ride membership! Swag, activities, and supporting a great mission—what’s not to love!

Download Ride Spot to Discover New Bike Routes

Created by People for Bikes, Ride Spot is an app for finding, creating and navigating bike routes, finding cycling inspiration, sharing your ride experiences and more.

People for Bikes is also celebrating National Bike Month with their Ride It Out campaign: “We’ll hear from Ride Spot Ambassadors about what biking means to them, highlight their rides and experiences on two wheels, and share blogs about how you can get out on your bike safely and #RideItOut with us.”

Show How #BikesUnite with the League of American Bicyclists

“Share photos of your solo or family rides on social media using #BikesUnite and share the joy biking brings you. By sharing your ‘reason to ride’ on social media and encouraging friends and family across the country to go by bike, we can experience the joy of biking together even as we shelter at home apart.”

In addition to sharing your bike love on social media, you can also join the National Bike Challenge, watch the League’s videos on smart cycling, and get involved in your local chapter.

BikePGH COVID-19 Cycling Tips

Stay savvy on safe practices when cycling during the pandemic. Learn about how to ride safely, how to support local bike shops, and how to advocate for safer streets.

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