As a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community, we have bicycle-friendly events all month long.
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!
The Streak– May 1-31
Participants will be challenged to ride a Link bike every day of the month of May. To count as a trip, participants can check out a bike from any station for at least 2 minutes. Every participant will be given 1 grace day, or 1 day they are allowed to miss and still be in the competition. T-shirts will be given to any participant that completes the whole month. Other prizes will be given out throughout the month. You can’t win if you don’t ride, so be sure to start taking trips on May 1!
Signups will begin on Linkdayton.org/thestreak starting April 1.
National Bike Challenge– May – September
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.
Try Mountain Biking– May 7
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.
Miami Valley Cycling Summit– May 10
The Miami Valley Cycling Summit, coordinated by Bike Miami Valley, aims to use the power of cycling to drive economic development in communities both large and small throughout the region. The Summit is your chance to further engage in the region’s bike agenda and learn about the past, present and future of cycling in the Miami Valley. Get ready for influential speakers, powerful break out sessions, and motivating discussions!
Bike for health Challenge 2019– Ride to Medlar Conservation Area– May 11
Five Rivers MetroParks challenges you to Get Out & Bike by participating in the Bike for Health Challenge, a series of self-guided, ride at your own pace rides. Each week through September will be a designated route. Anytime during that week you can complete the ride and log the miles. The first 100 people to log 125 miles will receive a 125 Mile Achievement T-shirt. As part of the challenge join us for a 10 mile guided bike ride on the Great Miami and Great-Little Trails guided by Five Rivers MetroParks Staff and Volunteers. Meet at Riverfront Park, 3 North Miami Ave., Miamisburg, OH 45342. For more information and to download the Ride Log visit metroparks.org/bikehealth.
GO W/ THE FLOW – Bike Edition– May 13
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.
Bike for health Challenge 2019– Ride to Deeds Point MetroPark– May 15
Five Rivers MetroParks challenges you to Get Out & Bike by participating in the Bike for Health Challenge, a series of self-guided, ride at your own pace rides. Each week through September will be a designated route. Anytime during that week you can complete the ride and log the miles. The first 100 people to log 125 miles will receive a 125 Mile Achievement T-shirt. As part of the challenge join us for a 10 mile guided bike ride on the Great Miami and Great-Little Trails guided by Five Rivers MetroParks Staff and Volunteers. Meet in the main parking lot at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark.. For more information and to download the Ride Log visit metroparks.org/bikehealth.
Ride of Silence– May 15
On May 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM, the Ride of Silence will traverse and unite the globe as nothing before it. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn’t aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves.
Five Rivers MetroParks’ Bike To Work Day Pancake Breakfast– May 17
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.
Bike to Work Day Happy Hour– May 17
Ride your bike to work then stop by Riverfront Park for Happy Hour drinks at Spring Fest. Make sure to check in your bikes and receive a free helmet while supplies last. Take a picture with your bike and use the hashtag #playdiscovergrow to be entered in a bike kit raffle.
44th Huffman Spring Classic– May 19
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.
Pedal 2 Pints– May 25
Ride on down to Mother Stewart’s for an afternoon of advocacy & awareness of the area’s multitude of bicycle trails and opportunities. Brought to you by Bike Springfield, Cycling Clark County & Bike Miami Valley. Enjoy trail-specific presentations while you enjoy a pint!
Wegerzyn Bike Rodeo for Kids– May 25
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.
Bike to Yellow Spring Street Fair– June 8
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.