Bike Month event hosts needed

Lexington will celebrate its third annual Bike Month in May, and we need you to help make it a success. Nonprofits, neighborhood associations, educators and anyone with an interest in encouraging bike riding is invited to host an event that celebrates biking for fun, exercise or commuting.

The month-long celebration will include in-person, virtual and self-paced events hosted by the City of Lexington and community partners. Event hosts are encouraged consider both new riders and seasoned cyclists for their events while reminding drivers to slow down, pay attention and share the road. Planned events include a strawberry lemonade ride, a warm weather counterpart to the recent hot chocolate ride, along with smart cycling courses and a workshop about bike safety and maintenance aimed at children.

New to this year, Lexington is participating in Love to Ride, an online cycling encouragement platform all about helping more people ride bikes. Log rides, set goals, earn badges, connect with other riders and more. During Bike Month, Love to Ride will have challenges and prizes for Lexington and Jessamine County participants. Sign up for Love to Ride!  

The Lexington Area Metropolitan Planning Organization will also host its third annual StreetFest as part of Bike Month on Saturday, May 11. Oliver Lewis Way will be closed between High Street and Broadway to allow people to bike, scoot, skate, jog or walk along the closed street. Community organizations are invited to set up a table and host performances, classes or demonstrations related to the event’s mission. Partners interested in participating in StreetFest should email us.

Bike Month event submissions are due by Friday, April 19. Events should be consistent with the principles of safe biking as well as driver and pedestrian safety. Free events are preferred, although a minimal fee to cover costs is allowed. Apply to host an event.

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