May is Bike Month

May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to give biking a try.

To celebrate in Tullahoma, HRBike will host the Ride of Silence once again. (2017 ride pictured above) The ride happens world-wide on Wednesday, May 16 at 7 pm. HRBike Vice-Pres. Hunter Norris is coordinating the event in Tullahoma. Please make plans to attend and invite those you know who ride a bike. This is a great opportunity to promote cycling, to honor those hurt or killed while cycling, and to teach about sharing the road.

The Ride of Silence will leave from Frazier McEwen Park promptly at 7 pm. Before we ride there will be a short program to honor those injured or killed while cycling, so make plans to arrive early. The ride will have police escort and will be slow, somber, and silent. While riding, we will speak only if necessary for our safety. The police will stop traffic at intersections along the route. This is a great opportunity for those that like to ride short, slower rides; feel free to invite all cyclists you know.

In addition to the Ride of Silence here are other cycling events you might want to consider in May:

Ride to School Day – May 9, Bike or Walk to School, ride to school with your children or others in your neighborhood
CycloFemme – May 12 – 13, Mother’s Day weekend, women worldwide celebrate cycling, consider taking a special woman in your life on a bike ride that suits her style of riding
Ride to Work Day – May 18 and Ride to Work Week is May 14–18, ride your bike to work as many days as possible this week