League of American Bicyclists National Bike Month Guide (2023)

May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. This step-by-step guide will help you in creating a successful Bike Month event in your community, workplace, city or state.

by League of American Bicyclists

National Bike Month is so much more than 31 days in May. It’s a celebration of bikes; an impetus to get rolling again; a gateway to riding more often; a time to evangelize the beauty of bikes; and much, much more.

Since 1956, May has been recognized as National Bike Month, and the League has sponsored this celebration of cycling for decades, as a means to advance the movement to build a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone.

National Bike to Work Week and Bike to Work Day are often cited as the month’s flagship events, occurring the third week and third Fridays of May, respectively.

Everyone can take a leading role in organizing events for Bike Month, whether you’re part of a city government, advocacy group, local business, bike shop, school, or any other group interested in making your community better.

Thousands of organizations and many of the more than 500 League-designated Bicycle Friendly Communities organize, plan, and host events throughout May, introducing bicycling to new riders and cultivating local bike culture and momentum among the already converted.

The momentum is building: With growing cultural awareness around health and wellness, sustainability, and economic savings, bicycling is being seen by new and broader audiences as a simple solution to many complex problems, from reducing obesity rates to increasing mobility options.

Attached document published May 2023

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For generations past and to come, THE LEAGUE represents bicyclists in the movement to create safer roads, stronger communities, and a bicycle-friendly America. Through information, advocacy and promotion, we work to celebrate and preserve the freedom cycling brings to our members everywhere.

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