Help Make Bike Month 2014 the Best Ever

2 Apr


Kidical Mass ride in Tuscon, AZ.  From

Kidical Mass ride in Tuscon, AZ. From

It may be hard to believe since you probably just climbed back onto your bicycle after a winter that seemed to have no end, but Bike Month is just a few weeks away — May, to be precise.  Some fun stuff is already planned: the USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships are coming May 2-4 and they will be trying out the routes to be used for the World Championships in 2015.  Dominion River Rock, which includes an Urban Assault Mountain Bike Race, is May 16-18.

But how about some events where us regular schlubs can ride too?  That’s where you come in.  The folks at Bike Walk RVA are working to make the 2014 Bike Month in Richmond fun for everyone — by trying to get all of us to pitch in and organize a bunch of small, fun events all over Richmond that will get people out on bicycles:

We want events for kids. Breakfast rides. Rides to ice cream with your coworkers. Every week in neighborhoods throughout the region. Grab your bike and some neighbors, and start a bike party train!

I’m ready for a bike party in Richmond.  Some Baltimore folks have been doing one for a while (see their Facebook page here).  All you need is a boom box and a theme, and some people interested in having a good time.  (Actually all you really need is bicycles and people who feel like riding together).

I, for one, am planning a “kidical mass” in my northside neighborhood.  I’m tempted by the idea of a donut tour a bit like the pizza ride that Carytown Bicycle Company does every year too, but maybe someone else would like to plan that?  Whatever you’d like to do, the Bike Walk guys want to help you make it happen.  Let’s shoot for a full calendar for Bike Month!

If you’re interested in getting involved, join us:

Date: Thursday, April 10
Time: 6 to 7 PM (with socializing after)
Location: Sports Backers Stadium, 2nd Floor (100 Avenue of Champions, Richmond)

And please RSVP.  Hope to see you there!



One Response to “Help Make Bike Month 2014 the Best Ever”

  1. Max Sports Backers Mail April 2, 2014 at 12:58 AM #

    Rad post! I’ll repost tomorrow morning. Love it!

    Sent from my iPhone

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