Bike Bucks at the Market - Saturdays in May
To celebrate National Bike Month, the 2nd Street Market is offering Bike Bucks! Ride your bike to the Market on any Saturday in May and enter a drawing to win $50 in Market Money. Our friends from Bike Miami Valley will be on hand to help you enter, snap a photo of you (and your awesome bike!) and supply you with valuable information on bicycling in the Miami Valley. There is no entry limit, so roll in every Saturday to increase your chances. The winner will be announced June 1st (do not need to be present to redeem prize).
Courteous Mass - May 3
Courteous Mass is a monthly street cycling ride in Dayton, Ohio! Come see the city from your bike; Come be seen on your bike. All are welcome: commuters, recreational cyclists, college students, hipsters, racers, riders, and families with children. Ride meets at the Fifth Third Field Plaza at 5:15 pm. Helmets and lights strongly encouraged.
Bike for the Health of It: Ride to Kyle Park - May 4
Join MetroParks Volunteer Patrol for a bike ride on the Great Miami River Bikeway. Meet at Rip Rap Park, located at the intersections of Little York, Rip Rap, and Taylorsville roads. Meet in the parking lot near the soccer fields. We will ride to Kyle Park (15 miles). Rain or shine. 9:00 am - 12:00 PM.
Miami Valley Hospital Bike Awareness Event (Employees Only) - May 7
Stop by the Rubicon Cafeteria during lunch on May 7 for the Miami Valley Hospital Bike Awareness Event. Learn how biking can improve your health. Find information on where to ride. Register to win a FREE bike helmet, and sign up for the Bike to Work Team Challenge at RiverScape MetroPark on May 17. For questions contact Elise Huelskamp, Marketing Coordinator, 937-208-2307 or email email@example.com.
Urban Bikes at Urban Nights - May 10
Get a preview of Urban Nights from the best seat in the house, the seat of a bike. Join hundreds of cyclists on this police escorted ride through the City of Dayton while promoting the cyclist's right to the road. New for 2013- Ride meets at the Courthouse Square and leaves at 6:00 ending back at Courthouse Square around 6:30-6:45. Riders are encouraged to wear a helmet and be able to ride at a decent pace. This is not a ride for young children on their own bike. Afterwards, use your bike to get around Urban Nights and enjoy a fantastic night in downtown Dayton!
Wegerzyn Bike Rodeo - Sat. May 11, 9:30 am-1:00 pm
Join the MetroParks Ranger Division on a ride through a safety course, and have your bikes checked out by a technician. Before riding students are encouraged to have their helmets properly fitted to their heads. New helmets will be available on an as-needed bases (no beads in hair please). Allow one hour to complete the activities. A big thank you to our sponsors, Dayton Children's, Safe Kids of Dayton, Junior League of Dayton, and the Put a Lid on it Campaign.
Bike for the Health of It: Ride to Radvansky Bridge - May 11
Join MetroParks Volunteer Patrol on a bike ride, on the Great Miami Bikeway. Meet at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark: Parking Lot1301 East Siebenthaler Ave., Dayton, OH 45414. We will ride to Radvansky Ln Bridge, near Fishburg Road (16 miles), 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.
Bike to the Dragons - May 12
Hop on your bike with the family and head downtown to watch America's favorite pastime. The first 50 cyclists to register on the Dragon’s Website and “Bike to the Game” will win complimentary lawn seats and a pack of prizes courtesy of Five Rivers MetroParks, Dayton Dragons, and the Miami Valley Regional Planning Committee. Valet Bike Parking will be available for those who Bike to the Dragons starting at 1:00 pm. Game time is 2:00 pm. Bicycles must be claimed no later than 30 minutes after the last pitch. To register go to www.daytondragons.com. Registration begins April 15.
LexisNexis Bike to Work Week (Employees Only) - May 13-17
LexisNexis employees and contractors, at the Miamisburg Ohio location, are encouraged to ride to work and record their mileage on its gREen Team intranet website. During Bike to Work Week, employees that log their miles are eligible for various prizes and invited to attend an ice cream social for all participants. For Bike to Work Day, there is an organized ride up to Five Rivers Metro Parks Pancake Breakfast. Separate from Bike to Work Week, LexisNexis supports bike riders by having monthly prize drawings and contest for bike tune ups. For more information about the LexisNexis Bike to Work program contact Tim Smith at 937-865-6800 ext. 54549 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Dayton Fly Ride (Staff and Students only) - May 13
Join faculty, staff, and students on a lunch-hour ride to Carillon Park (4 miles roundtrip). This is just one of a month long series of events that University of Dayton is hosting in celebration of National Bike Month. Check out the whole lineup here. For additional information contact Hector Escobar at 937-229-5141 or Escobar@udayton.edu.
GO W/ THE FLOW - Bike Edition - May 14
Get your mind, body and soul ready for a week of bike riding with a FREE GO W/THE FLOW Yoga Class. Bring your mat, Ride your bike. Kick off National Bike Week with an invigorating Vinyasa yoga class with live music at Riverscape MetroPark. Practice YOGA instructor Tori Reynolds and local musician (and yogi) BJSR have created GO W/ THE FLOW, a unique, rhythmic fusion of yoga and music that's drawing rave reviews from yoga communities across the Midwest. No yoga experience? No problem! Power Vinyasa yoga is geared (pun intended) for all experience levels, and builds whole-body strength, flexibility and mental focus - the ultimate cross-training practice. Class is from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Sponsored by Five Rivers MetroParks and Practice YOGA.
Bike to Work Miamisburg - May 15
To celebrate your “passion to peddle” during National Bike to Work Week, the City of Miamisburg is hosting a celebration in your honor at Riverfront Park. Stop by the park between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. for free bike tune-ups, refreshments and music. The first 50 pre-registered will receive a cycling gift. After the event stop into one of the many charming restaurants for dinner; some discounts will be available. Riverfront Park is located at 3 N. Miami Avenue. For more information or to pre-register contact the City of Miamisburg Parks and Recreation at 937-866-4532 or visit www.PlayMiamisburg.com.
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (Base personnel only) - May 15
Employees may enjoy a Bike to Work Day breakfast at the Wright Field Fitness Center in Area B from 6:30 am to 8:30 am on Wednesday, May 15. Food, maps, brochures, and other information will be provided by the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission. The MVRPC will be present to enroll commuters in the Pedal Pals program, which links bike commuters so they can pedal to work together!
Wright State University Bike to Campus Breakfast (Students and Employees Only) - Wednesday, May 15, 7:00am-9:00am
Join the Departments of Campus Recreation, Parking and Transportation and The Office of Sustainability in celebrating May as National Bike Month. Wright State will join in the festivities happening around the Miami Valley by hosting a Bike to Campus Breakfast on Wednesday, May 15th. Ride your bike to the front entrance of the Student Union between 7:00am and 9:00am; you will be greeted by bike racks and volunteers. Once you park, you will receive a raffle ticket. Turn in your ticket downstairs in the Atrium for a Free breakfast and a chance to win 4 tickets to the May 22nd Dayton Dragons game. Please bike safe and wear a helmet. Preregistration is not required.
Five Rivers MetroParks' Bike To Work Day Pancake Breakfast - May 17, RiverScape MetroPark, 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Leave your car in the garage and support National Bike to Work Day. Ride in on your own or with a group to RiverScape MetroPark for a free pancake breakfast then head to work. Live music, cycling related exhibitors and team challenge are also part of the fun. Turn this one day into a lifesyle.
Centerville Washington Township Park District Bike to Work Breakfast - May 17 6:30-8:30 AM, Iron Horse Trail, Whipp Road Intersection
Ride your bike to work and celebrate with a free breakfast during your commute. Riders can help themselves to juice, bagels, and donuts, all while enjoying camaraderie with fellow cyclists. You can also enter a raffle to win prizes from various local vendors. Officials from the City of Centerville, Washington Township, and Centerville-Washington Park District’s Creating Community Connections Implementation Committee will be available to discuss updates to the community’s Multi-Use Trail Plan. Registration is not required. Contact Kristen Marks for more information, email@example.com, or (937) 433-5155
Fundamentals of Bicycle Commuting - May 22
This class goes over what is involved to get you biking to work, a quick trip to the store, or a favorite restaurant. This lecture style class will include bike terminology, commuting equipment, and trip and bike preparation. We will briefly discuss traffic laws, hazards encountered, safe-riding skills and proper route planning. 2nd Street Market, 6:30-8:30 pm Register at .
Miami Valley Cycling Summit - May 31
Springfield, Ohio. Join the region’s bicycle friendly movement and use the power of cycling to drive economic development in the communities throughout the region. This year’s theme is “Cycling Connects.” National experts will detail how cycling can connect numerous aspects of our community, region, and nation. Find out more and register at www.cyclingsummit.com.
To learn more about hosting a National Bike Month event in the Miami Valley contact Tom Helbig at 937-567-4478 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Five Rivers MetroParks isn't the only organization celebrating Bike To Work Day in the Miami Valley. There are many regional events happening in May during National Bike Month.
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