If You Bike, It’s Your Month for Events

Rockville’s joining in the celebration of National Bike Month with lots of opportunities to go all out on bikes.

Tour de Cookie
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 7 AM
Meet at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, 9601 Medical Center Drive.
Join the Tree House CAC for a 12-, 27- or 43-mile bike ride to collect cookies and enjoy the scenery, while raising awareness of child abuse prevention. Rockville Bicycle Advisory Committee will be supporting this ride with marshals and mechanics. You may register at packet pick-up and the morning of May 6th, but you must bring cash or a check. They cannot take credit cards. It will also help if you fill out a paper registration ahead of time and bring it with you. Please be aware that the short route is being capped at 400 riders and as of Tuesday afternoon, 386 people were registered for that route.

Bike Month Kickoff Ride
Sunday, May 7, 2017, 10 AM
Meet at City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave.
Join Rockville officials and neighbors to celebrate National Bike Month. Pedal a casual 6-mile loop along multi-use trails and quiet residential streets to explore some of the city’s extensive and diverse bicycling infrastructure. The route includes a few paths, bridges and tunnels.

Bike to School Day
Wednesday, May 10
Ritchie Park Elementary School celebrates the benefits of biking and walking to school during National Bike to School Day, along with communities, schools and families around the country. Learn more at www.walkbiketoschool.org.

Safety Check
Saturdays, May 13-July 29, 2017, 10 AM – noon
Farmer’s Market, Rockville Town Center, at the corner of East Jefferson Street/MD 28 and Monroe Street
Bring your bike to the farmers market for a safety check by the Rockville Bicycle Advisory Committee.

11th Annual Rockville Ride of Silence
Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 7 PM
Starts at Rockville Town Center (on Maryland Avenue).
Bring a helmet and bike for an hour-long police-escorted 10-mile ride through neighborhoods, as part of an international event that honors those killed or injured on a bicycle. Riders must be comfortable riding on the street with traffic and at about 10 mph. Check www.rideofsilence.org for additional information on this international event.

National Bike to Work Day
Friday, May 19, 2017, 9 AM
Pit stops in Rockville Town Center, Fallsgrove and Twinbrook.
Remember to use #btwdmc on Instagram and Twitter.
INFO – to find out more about Bike to Work Day throughout the Washington, D.C. region.

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