With longer-lit days and less rain, May is the perfect time to get back into biking in the PNW. May is also National Bike Everywhere Month – a time to support, encourage, and celebrate all things cycling.
Commute Seattle celebrated Bike Month by hosting Spin into Bike Month on May 11 at Sam Smith Park off the I-90 trail, a popular trail for biking, rolling, and walking.
Cyclists enjoyed a prize wheel with prizes sourced from Free Range Cycles and Goodweather, free lights and reflectors, tacos from Sunrise Tacos, sweet tea from Tacos Chukis, and hop water from Metier Brewing.
Thank you to Lime for sponsoring the event and to all our event partners who joined us:
- Lime – Lime believes “communities thrive when people are connected.” As part of their commitment to safety, Lime gave out free helmets at our event. Learn more about Lime’s social impact programs here.
- Outdoors for All – Outdoors for All’s mission is “to enrich the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities through outdoor recreation. They joined us with one of their adaptive cycles and information on their free adaptive cycle rentals program.
- Cascade Bicycle Club – As the nation’s largest statewide bicycling nonprofit, Cascade teaches the joy of cycling, advocates for safe streets, and produces nationally-recognized rides and events. Members from Cascade’s policy team joined us to share information on their top policy priorities for 2023. Learn more and get involved here!
- Seattle Department of Transportation – Members from SDOT’s shared mobility team, Public Engagement team, Transportation Demand Management team, and Bike Master Plan team were onsite to share information about bike improvement projects.
- Sound Transit – Event attendees were excited to learn more about link light rail’s system expansion, including the nearby in-progress Judkins Station.
- Mello Fellos – Formerly known as Mobile Bike Repair, Mello Fellos provided free bike mechanic assistance to event attendees in need!
Looking for more rides and events this Bike Month? Check out the events calendars from Cascade, Everyday Rides, and Seattle Bike Blog. Looking for a group to ride with? Check out our blog post highlighting cycling groups for shared identities. There’s something for everyone!