It’s bike month, friends. That means one thing here in Fresno...and the rest of the country. It’s time to remember how great it feels to be out in the world riding your bike. Whether it’s for utility, recreation, training or exercise; there is one thing we can all agree on: “Biking = Joy.”
To remind you of this I Bike Fresno mantra, we’ve arranged for some incentives and events to get you in the bike riding spirit.
One Million Miles. Every year we challenge the greater Fresno area to ride a collective million miles during bike month. Why? Because riding a million miles with a bunch of strangers is COOL!!! Imagine being part of a community that decided biking occasionally to work, the store or around the block was going to be better for themselves and their neighbors. Picture it? THAT is what a million miles of bike riding in May feels like. And THAT feels pretty good. So let’s DO IT!!!
Plus, all that riding will make you eligible for...
How bad do we want you to ride your bike everyday in the month of May? Well, we’re not above bribery. We’re bringing back 31 Days of Prizes this year. Ride your bike and log your miles at ibikefresno.org. Everyday you log a mile, you’ll be entered into that day’s drawing. The next day, we’ll select a name at random from that pool of riders for a chance to win some awesome prizes.
Prizes like wine tours, official NFL merchandise, cool bike stuff and even an expedition down the Kings River!!!Drawings will happen at Noon the following day. (i.e. Monday's drawing will take place at noon on Tuesday to give you time to get your miles in.)
Participate in one of the funnest and longest standing bike month events: the Mall-to-Mall Ride. You and your bike riding friends will take to the streets and ride with a police escort that stops traffic for us as we take a lane from the Manchester Mall to the Fulton Mall. Then enjoy an informal return ride back to the Manchester Mall. It’s a fun ride and a great way to meet other riders.
Ride your bike to the Clovis Farmers Market and I Bike Fresno will valet park it for free. FREE. Avoid the traffic and parking by letting us watch your bike for you. Collect your bike when you’re ready to head home and then log your miles at ibikefresno.org. Can’t beat that, right?
Riding a million miles in the month of may is serious business. So why not ride your bike to your place of business. Clever, right? Get your fellow employees together and ride in the Kaiser Permanente Bike to Work Corporate Challenge. It’s a great way to motivate the office to get moving AND it’ll keep the parking lot empty a few days a week!
The California Classic Weekend is two days of races and events on bike and foot. It’s open to all ages and includes a century, metric century, and a 35 mile mini-metric century that starts at Chukchansi Park and heads down a bike friendly Freeway 168 that’s completely closed to car traffic!
How cool is that?
DETAILS OF THIS RIDE HAVE CHANGED AS OF 05/16/13
Ride from Oso De Oro Park to Roeding Park! We will meet together at 9am at Oso De Oro Park then ride together to Roeding Park for an approx. 6 mile ride!
At the finish we will offer free bike valet so you can hang out with fellow riders, go to the Zoo or Storyland/Playland or maybe even bring some bread and feed the ducks! This is an all ages ride so bring the family!
Did we mention there is a bunch of other stuff going on this May??? There are more centuries and bike valets and other cool events. Click here for the full event calendar
This is our poster for Bike Month. Help us get the word out and download a PDF version to print and post it at your office,
retail location or just randomly around town.
(right-click the above buttons and select 'Save Link As' to download it directly)