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. Continue reading
Local cyclists have enjoyed several HRBike sponsored events related to Bike Month this May. The photo here is from the Wed., May 17 International Ride of Silence. Thanks to Hunter Norris for coordinating the ride. It was a very moving experience.
Also during Bike Month, HRBike has been active in the local schools with the Wheels in Motion program and the ReCycle Tullahoma program. For Wheels in Motion, we partnered with Sunrise Rotary & Woody’s Bicycles, to give two deserving East Lincoln Elementary students bikes and helmets. Thanks Hunter Norris for representing the club at this event. And, thanks to Joe Capezza for heading up ReCycle Tullahoma and mentoring five students at West Middle School. Four girls and one boy learned a lot about bikes and had a great time in the sessions; they even started referring to their teacher as Uncle Joe! Continue reading
Bike Month has been filled with discoveries for me. So, what did you discover? Did you learn that you could actually ride up that mountain not just once but twice! Did you achieve your mileage goal for the month? Did you discover new products that are awesome? Here is a list a few things I learned this month.