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Bike Month

Tacoma-Pierce County Bike Month

Join with partners across Tacoma-Pierce County to celebrate the many benefits of bicycling for transportation and recreation this May. Follow along on Facebook (@mobility253) and on Instagram and Twitter (@tacomamobility) for Bike Month 2022 updates and events.


2022 Bike Month Events & Activities

Partners across Tacoma-Pierce County are celebrating Bike Month with events and activities - we hope you'll join the fun!


Saturday, April 30
Swan Creek Park Opening Celebration (Metro Parks Tacoma)

Location: Swan Creek Park Lister Entrance (4738 East T St Tacoma, WA 98404)
Link: https://www.metroparkstacoma.org/event/swan-creek-park-opening-celebration/
Come out and celebrate the opening of new amenities at Swan Creek Park! Participants can enjoy family-friendly activities, entertainment and refreshments.

May 1-31
Bike Everywhere Challenge (Pierce Trips)

Location: Throughout Pierce County!
Link: https://www.piercetrips.com/148/Bike-Month-May
Join the Bike Everywhere Challenge by biking to any destination in Pierce County. Log at least 10 bike trips on the Pierce Trips calendar for a chance to win prizes. You can ride solo or form a team for a chance at a team pizza party.

Tuesday, May 3
City of Tacoma Bike Month Proclamation (City of Tacoma)

Location: www.zoom.us/j/84834233126 Passcode: 349099
Time: 5 PM
Join Mayor Woodards and Tacoma City Council for their annual proclamation celebrating Bike Month! The proclamation recognizes the benefits of bicycling for our community, reiterates the City of Tacoma's support for increasing bicycling safety and achieving Vision Zero, and recognizes the City's goal to build a community where all young people can safely ride!


Wednesday, May 4
National Bike & Roll to School Day (City of Tacoma)

Location: Your school!
Time: All day!
Link: www.cityoftacoma.org/walkandroll
Celebrate biking, scooting, skating, walking, or using another mobility device to get to school on National Bike & Roll to School Day. Use digital flyers, posters, and safety tips in Tacoma's Safe Routes to School event packages available at cityoftacoma.org/walkandroll to promote active ways to get to school all month long.  


Thursday, May 5

May Green Drinks - It's Bike Month y'all! (Tacoma Green Drinks & Downtown On the Go)
Location: Red Hot Tacoma (2914 6th Ave Tacoma, WA 98406)
Time: 6 PM

Link: https://fb.me/e/1U1gewKaU

Happy Bike Month! Join us for the monthly Green Drinks networking event at Tacoma’s favorite hot dog joint, Red Hot. And very special addition - Goldspoke Bike Repair will be on site to get you all geared up for Bike Month. So bring your bike, bring your friends, and join us for a fun evening with friends.


Sunday, May 8
VeloFemmes do CycloFemme (VeloFemmes)
Location: Old Town Park, 2350 N 30th St, Tacoma, WA 98403
Time: 12 PM – 2 PM
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1401016336995249
Every year in May, women around the globe band together on bikes to celebrate collective momentum. Join us May 8, 2022 as we ride worldwide. This will be a slow, mostly flat bike ride along the Tacoma waterfront (approx. 6 miles total). Helmets required for your safety and our insurance, signed waiver required for youth.


Wednesday, May 11
Vision Zero: Speed Limit Reduction at Infrastructure, Planning and Sustainability Meeting (City of Tacoma)

Location: www.zoom.us/j/87829056704 or 253-215-8782
(Meeting ID: 878 2905 6704 / Passcode: 614650)
Time: 4:30 PM
Link: https://www.cityoftacoma.org/government/city_council/CouncilCommittees/infrastructure__planning__and_sustainability_
Public Works staff will present an update on the Vision Zero Action Plan and Speed Reduction Study. The presentation will include research, methodology, and recommendations related to a citywide speed reduction on residential streets to 20 miles per hour (MPH) and in select neighborhood business districts.


Thursday, May 12
Bike to the Downtown Farmers Market (Downtown On the Go)

Location: Tacoma Broadway Farmers Market: Broadway between S. 9th and St. 11th
Time: 10 AM - 2 PM
Link: https://downtownonthego.com/about/news-events/bike-to-the-broadway-farmers-market
Celebrate Bike Month by cycling to the Downtown Farmers Market on May 12! Visit the Downtown On the Go (DOTG) booth to get more information about bike resources as well as details for the events we have planned for the summer, including Bike Bingo and our Walk Tacoma series.

May 12 - May 31
Bike Bingo (Downtown On the Go)

Location: Online/Independent Exploration
Link: https://downtownonthego.com/about/news-events/bike-bingo-2
Celebrate Bike Month by participating in Downtown On the Go's (DOTG) Bike Bingo Event between May 12-31! Get your Bingo Card (starting on May 12) at our website, Facebook or Instagram pages, then check off boxes by completing activities, visiting locations, and learning about bike infrastructure in Tacoma. Win a prize by completing a single-row bingo or complete a "black out" bingo to be entered to win a grand prize.

Friday, May 13
Slow + Social Ride - Vision Zero
(2nd Cycle Tacoma & City of Tacoma Vision Zero)

Location:1207 MLK Jr Way, 2nd Cycle's community classroom
Time: 5 PM - 8 PM
Link: https://fb.me/e/1qizn18rE
Before we roll out on our friendly neighborhood ride, we will be joined by Tacoma's Vision Zero team. Come out and learn how they will aim to reduce traffic related injuries and deaths in Tacoma to Zero by 2035. Show up at 5 PM. Roll out at 6 PM. Ride around and back to the shop by no later than 8 PM. Bring lights and a helmet. Snacks and beverages provided.
*Please Note: Masks are required when in the shop; helmets and signed waiver is required to ride.


Friday, May 20
Bike to Work Day (Downtown On the Go)
Campfire Coffee (1554 Market St.)
Time: 7 AM - 9 AM
Link: https://downtownonthego.com/
National Bike to Work Day is the third Friday in May. This year, it falls on May 20th.
Communities across the nation will be celebrating the day by providing treats and prizes to people on two wheels. In Tacoma, Downtown On the Go will be stationed at Campfire Coffee (1554 Market St.) from 7-9 AM to hand out goodies.

Friday, May 20
Ramen Ride (2nd Cycle Tacoma)
2nd Cycle (1205 MLK Jr Way) and Wright Park
Time: 6 PM - 8 PM
Link: https://www.facebook.com/2ndCycle
A celebration ride of our Asian American neighbors and community members. 2nd Cycle staff and riders will ride the long way to Wright Park where they will meet with ramen making supplies.
*Please Note: Helmets are required to ride.

Saturday, May 21
PenMet Parks Bike Bash (PenMet Parks)

Location: Sehmel Homestead Park: 10123 78th Ave. NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332
Time: 10 AM - 3 PM
Link: https://penmetparks.org/event/penmet-parks-bike-bash/
Join the PenMet Parks Bike Bash, a festival where families can learn more about biking, test out several types of bikes, enjoy music and food, and much more!


Thursday, May 26
Ride Across the Bridge with VeloFemmes (VeloFemmes)
Location: Wright Park Goddesses (Division & Yakima Ave)
Time: 6 PM

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1028195151126066

Meet at the Ladies in Wright Park, north side by Division. We will ride through town to the Narrows Bridge and then ride across. The ride will be about 15 miles and include some hills. Helmets required for your safety and our insurance, signed waiver required for youth. 


Saturday, May 28

Kidical Mass Tour of Playgrounds (Kidical Mass Tacoma & 2nd Cycle Tacoma)
Location: Ride Starts/Ends at Stewart Heights Park - 402 E 56th Street, Tacoma, WA 98404
Time: 10:30 AM -12 PM
Link: https://kidicalmasstacoma.blogspot.com/2022/04/kidical-mass-tour-of-playgrounds.html
Kidical Mass bike rides encourage families to ride bikes safely in the street by following the Rules of the Road. We ride at a kid's pace and stay together in a group. This month we visit three playgrounds on a 4.1 mile route around the South End. See our website or Facebook event for full details.
*Please note: Helmets and a signed waiver required to ride. Youth must be accompanied by an adult.


Monday, May 30
Skip the Spin Class with VeloFemmes (VeloFemmes)
Location: Point Defiance Park Entrance - Tacoma, WA
Time: 10 AM - 12 PM
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/425972201197117
Meet at the entrance of Pt Defiance, every Monday to ride around the park. It is hilly so be prepared but we have a no drop policy. Helmets are required for your safety and our insurance, signed waiver required for youth.


How Bikes Shaped Tacoma: Rolling Through History

Did you know May is Historic Preservation Month and Bike Month? The City of Tacoma's Historic Preservation Office teamed up with the City's Active Transportation Coordinator, Liz Kaster, and Pretty Gritty Tours to create this video highlighting the history of bicycling in Tacoma. 

History of Bikes in Tacoma

Celebrate Bike Month with Tacoma Public Libraries


Bike Month BooklistThe Tacoma Public Library (TPL) team has curated a list of ebooks you can check out to sharpen your cycling know-how or get inspired for your next ride!


Virtual StorytimesJoin TPL librarians for virtual storytimes celebrating the joys of bicycling!

Librarian holds up book