With April flying by, May is just around the corner. And May means only one thing. No, not Zombie Awareness Month.
May is Bike Month!
April only has 30 days, and there’s a lot to do. We’re aiming to better last year’s F5 Bike to Work Day ridership and increase the participation in the Group Health Commute Challenge to 12,500 riders, over 2,000 more than last year. We’re also hoping to recruit as many new riders as possible.
So mark your calendars. In the meantime here are some easy ways to get ready:
Take your bike to the shop, clean it or otherwise trick it out for Bike Month. A clean, freshly tuned bike is a joy to ride. Treat yourself at the beginning of Bike Month.
Been awhile since you’ve commuted? Save yourself time and stress; plan your route ahead of time. Google Maps and Ride the City are great places to start. If you’re worried about getting to work on time, ride the route first on the weekend.
Start thinking about your team for the Group Health Commute Challenge. Recruit the cyclists who’ll ride daily before they get snatched up by a rival team.
Rewatch those old Tour de France tapes for inspiration and to get ready for Phil Liggett’s visit. For those like me who don’t know a Tour from a Giro, Phil Liggett is the long time commentator on the Tour de France, aka the “voice of cycling.”
Tell your friends. Spread the word! If everyone recruited one new rider during May, Seattle’s ridership would grow dramatically. Help someone fix their bike. Offer to ride their route with them for the first time.