Spring is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start thinking about Bike Month in May! Carson City will be observing Bike to Work Week May 17th – 21st, which places the event a bit later in the month than last year. The plan is to spread out the events throughout the entire month, with some activities before and after BTWW. Last year, we stacked events back to back leading up to BTWW, and it was exhausting! I think most people were burned out by the end of the two week celebration. I know I was! So expect more breathing room this year between events. The plan is to keep the momentum going after BTWW is over, and KEEP people on their bikes.

Freeway Ride
Bike Month is Coming in May 2010

It’s also time to start thinking about building your Corporate Challenge teams. We had a fantastic challenge last year! People were really excited about this event. Last year Carson City Corporate Challengers completed 1,240 trips by bicycle or by walking, and there were 3,978 miles walked or ridden through the week! I expect this year to be even bigger.

Bike Month 2010

  • Social Rides and Gatherings
  • Bike to Work Week
  • Educational Classes
  • Basic Repair and Maintenance Classes
  • Corporate Challenge
  • Movie Night
  • Party at the Firkin and Fox on Bike to Work Day on May 21st. Live music, beer, and bike and prize raffle.

West Carson Cruiser Ride
May will be chocked full of fun bicycle events.

Last year we had a lot of help from volunteers. If you’d like to help out, or have some good ideas for events, Muscle Powered would like to hear from you. Stay tuned for a Bike Month meeting.