Get ready for May – it is full of great Trailnet rides and many other bike-related events.
All of Trailnet’s free weekly rides are in full swing by the beginning of May. Click here to read about our Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (3), Thursday evening and Saturday morning rides.
The Vino Fondo/Missouri’s Grand Fondo (May 5) and three Trailnet Bicycle Fun Club (BFC) rides happen in May: the Tour de Grove Bicycle Ride (May 12), the Berry Bicycle Ride and Strawberry Festival (May 20), and the Great Pizza Bicycle Ride (May 28). Details on those rides and all our 2012 BFC rides can be found here.
Trailnet Community Rides in May include the Freedom Crossing Celebration Ride and Bike Rodeo (May 5), the South Grand Mother’s Day Bicycle Ride (May 13), and the Kirkwood Farmers’ Market Mayfest Twilight Bicycle Ride (May 18). Details on those and all our 2012 Community Rides can be found here.
May 3 – Trailnet and MoDOT are collaborating on a Road Safety for All campaign and will be presenting a joint press conference on Thursday morning, May 3 at 7:30 a.m. at the Missouri History Museum.
May 6 – Trailnet hosts Dinner and Bikes – vegan chef Joshua Ploeg, publisher and movie maker Joe Biel, and writer/blogger Elly Blue's spring tour of the southeastern U.S. (and St. Louis) at the William A. Kerr Foundation, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Registration at $12, which includes a delicious dinner and one drink ticket, is limited. Register online here.
May 10 – Trailnet will be manning a Wake Up to a Sweeter Commute table at the 8th and Pine Metro stop in cooperation with Citizens for Modern Transit. We’ll have a MetroBus rack and a demo bike for anyone who wants to practice loading their bike onto one of their racks, and the bike blender will be there for anyone wanting a pedal powered blended iced coffee.
May 16 – The Ride of Silence, an international event that honors cyclists that have been killed and injured; raises awareness of cyclists on the road; and appeals to all to share the road. Trailnet has added a Walk of Silence to our local events to honor pedestrians that have been killed or injured. There are three different starting points: in St. Louis, Metro East, and St. Charles. Click here for complete information.
May 17 – Join us for the Great Race between Team CarShare, Team Bike, and Team Transit. It kicks off at Post Office Plaza at 4:45 p.m. and finishes at CJ Mugg’s in Clayton. This event is sponsored by CMT, St. Louis Regional Clean Air Partnership, StL Style, Trailnet, and WeCar.
May 18 – National Bike to Work Day. Receive complimentary breakfast and coffee thanks to Companion bakery on your way to work. Trailnet is hosting five refueling station locations; for more information or to learn how to plan your own Bike Month and refueling stations, click here.
May 22 – Trailnet on Tap, hosted by the Marina Villa neighborhood, at the Jefferson Bistro, 3701 S. Jefferson Ave., beginning at 7:00 p.m. features Live Well Ferguson presenting on building healthy neighborhood coalitions.
In all, that’s 40 rides, 3 walks, 5 great events, and Bike to Work Day breakfasts scheduled along many city and county bike routes – all rounding out our National Bike Month calendar. Additional partner events are listed on our home page calendar. And it looks like we will be adding a Bike Smart class or two as well. It’s going to be a fun, full month – we hope to see a lot of you during May.