Regional Events

As a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community, we have bicycle-friendly events all month long.

Family at Bike to the Market event

May is designated as National Bike Month that includes National Bike to Work Week May 14-18 and National Bike to Work Day on May 18. But don’t limit your rides to just one week, whether you’re a seasoned cycling commuter or a first time bike rider, unite with us to share the culture and the fun of biking through great regional cycling events throughout the month of May!

National Bike Challenge May 1-30
Start a team or join an existing team (or you can ride solo, but it’s more fun with some friends)! Teams can have up to 8 riders and can be made-up of anyone – colleagues, friends, family, etc.

Tomfoolery Talks: Bicycles are the Answer– May 1
With a gathering of an incredible mix of adventure cyclists, cycling advocates, park personnel, bicycle business owners and trail professionals to discuss how bicycles can positively change the world. Registration is limited so reserve your spot today. Cost is $7.50 online or $10 at the door per person. Information and registration here.

Cycle-aoke– May 2
Blind Bob’s and K&G Bikes are excited to bring you Cycle-aoke! Meet up at Blind Bob’s at 7PM the first and third Wednesdays for a fun group ride and then come enjoy some food and beverage specials afterward. Stay until 9:30PM and you can show us you singing skills, or lack thereof, at Karaoke with Nancy!

Bike for health Challenge 2018– RIDE TO RIVERSCAPE METROPARK May 5
Five Rivers MetroParks challenges you and your family to Get Out & Bike on the Nation’s Largest Paved Trail Network by participating in the Bike for Health Challenge (formerly Bike for the Health of it). New for 2018, the challenge will be a series of self-guided, ride at your own pace rides. The first Saturday of each month will be a Bike for Health Guided Ride. For May ride from Eastwood MetroPark to RiverScape MetroPark and back (approximately 6 miles). Meet in the last parking lot at Eastwood MetroPark, 1385 Harshman Road.

National Women’s Mountain Biking Day– May 5
Miami Valley Mountain Bike Association will be leading rides at John Bryan and MoMBA for the IMBA National Women’s Mountain Biking Day. It’s free, family-friendly, and encouraging more women to get out and ride.

Try Mountain Biking– May 8 
Want to try mountain biking but don’t have a bike? If so, come out to the MetroParks Mountain Bike Area (MoMBA) and borrow one of our bikes to ride for a lap or two. Bikes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Riders younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, helmets are required and are provided with the bike.

River Ride Miamisburg- West Carrollton– May 12
Join the community for a cycling excursions along the Great Miami Riverway. Two round-trip adventures are offered. Bicycle safety, trail information and refreshments are available. Kayaking is available in Franklin (river conditions permitting). Riders 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Free helmets and fittings while supplies last. Pre-registration is encouraged at www.drivelesslivemore.org.

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 Vinyasa yoga class with live music at RiverScape MetroPark. Dayton area yoga instructor Tori Reynolds and local musician (and yogi) BJSR lead a unique, rhythmic fusion of yoga and music that’s drawing rave reviews nationwide! Ride your bike and get a prize. 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 6-7 PM. Bring your mat. Sponsored by Five Rivers MetroParks

Riding in Traffic– May 16
Want to venture out onto the city streets on your bicycle, but not sure where to begin? This on-bike program will introduce you to riding in traffic. Topics covered will include where to ride in the street, how to interact with cars and basic bike handling. A helmet and bicycle in good working order is required. Weather Dependent; Registration Required Fee: $10.

Dayton Ride of Silence– May 16
Meeting at the cyclist statue along the bike trail at Carillon Park. A slow paced ride of silence of 8 miles, helmets required. Wearing white and lights are requested, Pre-ride gathering 6:30pm, with 7pm pull out time. For more information please contact Marc Harris.

Five Rivers MetroParks’ Bike To Work Day Pancake Breakfast– May 18
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 lifestyle.

44th Huffman Spring Classic– May 20
Join the Dayton Cycling Club on one of three routes, approximately 30, 50, and 62.5 miles, following the bike path through beautiful sections of Dayton. Head through West Carrollton and along rural roads into Germantown for the 1st SAG stop (@ 13 miles). From there, the routes head north and loop back to the start, or go farther west and loop back. For a great ride, take the 62.5 miles reaching Camden before looping back. Find out more.

Bike to the Dragons– May 20
Hop on your bike with the family and head downtown to watch America’s favorite pastime. The first 50 cyclists to register at drivelesslivemore.org and Bike to the Game will receive complimentary lawn tickets and a pack of prizes courtesy of Five Rivers MetroParks, Dayton Dragons, and the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission. Valet Bike Parking will be available to all 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. Register at www.drivelesslivemore.org.

Wegerzyn Bike Rodeo for Kids– May 26
Join Rangers and MVPs for a day of bicycle safety. Bring your two-wheeled bicycle (with or without training wheels) for a bicycle course. Receive a free bike helmet, properly fitted (while quantities last) (no large hair accessories, please). The bicycle course teaches students the rules of the road. Supported by Dayton Children’s Hospital and Safe Kids Dayton.

Trailside Repairs– May 30
This hands-on class will develop your ability to troubleshoot and repair common bicycle maintenance issues that occur on the trail. Topics covered include changing a flat and quick brake and shifter adjustments. You are encouraged to bring your own bike to practice on. Weather Dependent.  Registration Required Fee: $10.

Bike for health Challenge 2018– RIDE TO DEEDS POINT METROPARK– June 2

This June guided ride will be from Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark to Deeds Point MetroPark (approximately 6 miles). Meet in the main parking lot near the prairie at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark for this ride.

River Ride Miamisburg- Franklin– June 3
Join the community for a cycling excursions along the Great Miami Riverway. Two round-trip adventures are offered. Bicycle safety, trail information and refreshments are available. Kayaking is available in Franklin (river conditions permitting). Riders 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Free helmets and fittings while supplies last. Pre-registration is encouraged at www.drivelesslivemore.org.

Bike to Yellow Spring Street Fair– June 9
Ride your bicycle to Yellow Springs with some friends and we’ll provide the bike valet parking for FREE! That’s right, valet parking for your bike right inside the festival! Find the bicycle parking area tent on Dayton St. behind the station & Little Miami Scenic Trail. Volunteers are parking and watching bikes from 9 AM – 5 PM during the Street Fair only.

 

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