Bike Month 2018

May is Bike Month!

Here are some of the events we’ll be holding for Bike Month 2018. We will add new events as they are planned, so be sure to check back often!


Saturday, May 5: Women’s Mountain Bike Ride

  • Massanutten Western Slope. 9:00-11:00
  • Rides of varying lengths and abilities
Wednesday, May 9: Bike to School Day

    • Join kids all over America and ride your bike to school today!
    • Parents: join together with your neighbors and friends to form bike trains—adults in the front and back, and kids ride in the middle—a fun and healthy way to get to school!
    • Contact Matt Hassman at [email protected] or [email protected] for more information!

Thursday, May 10: Bike Month Cookout

    • Join us at Rocktown Bicycles starting at 5:30pm for a Cookout celebrating Bike Month! Drinks, food, snacks, and fun will be provided!
Wednesday, May 16: Ride of Silence

  • The Ride of Silence will begin in North America and roll across the globe, beginning at 7:00 PM in every time zone. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways.
  • Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn’t aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves.
  • Harrisonburg’s Ride of Silence begins and ends at the University Commons on the EMU campus.
Friday, May 18: Bike Everywhere Day

  • Join people all over the country and ride your bike to work today! While you’re at it, organize a team of riders from your workplace and participate in a little friendly competition.
  • SVBC will be hosting a free breakfast on Court Square, served from 7:00 till 10:00 am for all riders.
  • Stop by on your way to work and join us for coffee and pastries, and some friendly conversation with fellow riders!
  • If it is raining on Friday morning we’ll move breakfast to the Shenandoah Bike Shop, 135 S Main St. Just a block away.
Friday, May 25: Bike, Run, Sweat and Beers

  • Head over to Brothers Craft Brewing (formerly 3 Brothers) on N. Main St. this evening for the third annual edition of this casual, 10-mile ride around the city!
  • The ride starts around 5:30, but you’ll want to arrive early to get registered …
  • … because all registered riders 21 and older receive a $1 discount on an after-ride beer!
Saturday, May 26: Ice Cream Ride

  • One of our most popular events! Bring the whole family for an easy, casual ride around town!
  • When the ride is done, stay and enjoy ice cream with us!
  • Meet at Kline’s Dairy Bar on E. Wolfe St. at 2:00 PM

  15 comments for “Bike Month 2018

  1. Brian Nixon
    May 2, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    Your dates are a bit off. First, you don’t give a date for the Bike Month Cookout at Rocktown Bikes. Next, your dates are off starting with the Confident City Cycling Class.

    • Kyle
      May 13, 2018 at 5:35 pm

      Thank you, Brian. I believe our Bike Month coordinator updated the site since your comment. Does it all make sense now?

  2. John Jacob
    May 8, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    May 26th is a Saturday. So, is the ice cream event on Saturday or Sunday?

    • Kyle
      May 13, 2018 at 5:36 pm

      John, the event is on Saturday May 26. We hope you can make it.

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