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Bike Month

Tacoma-Pierce County Bike Month

Join with partners across Tacoma-Pierce County to celebrate the many benefits of bicycling for transportation and recreation this May. In light of these unprecedented times – this Bike Month will look different from years past – but we'll be sharing bicycling-related resources, activities, and tips throughout the month.

 

Follow along on Facebook (@mobility253) and on Instagram and Twitter (@tacomamobility) for Bike Month 2020 updates and events.

 

Celebrate Bike Month with Tacoma Public Libraries

  

Bike Month BooklistThe Tacoma Public Library (TPL) team has curated a list of ebooks you can check out to sharpen your cycling know-how or get inspired for your next ride!

 

Virtual StorytimesJoin TPL librarians for virtual storytimes celebrating the joys of bicycling!


Librarian holds up book

 

2020 Bike Month Events & Activities

Partners across Tacoma-Pierce County are celebrating Bike Month with events and activities:

 

May 1 - 31: Pierce Trips Celebrates Bike Month (Pierce Trips)

Log your trips at PierceTrips.com to earn points towards your Milestone Goals. Post your solo or family bike ride photos on the Pierce Trips Facebook page. You will be automatically entered to win a $5 e-gift card! Winners are selected weekly!

 

May 14: Trails & Ales (ForeverGreen Trails)

If you missed this virtual event, but want to learn about the Parkland Community Trail and Pipeline Trail projects as well as the Pierce County Active Transportation Plan update, you can still access a recording!

 

May 15-31: Bike Month Photo Contest (Downtown On the Go!)
On May 15, in place of Bike to Work Day, Downtown On the Go! (DOTG) kicked off a Bike Month Photo Contest, ending on May 31. They've picked eight things that make Tacoma more bikeable. Discover these spots and learn what kind of infrastructure you want to see more of in your neighborhood. Use #bike253 to share your photos. If you submit at least five photos, you will receive a DOTG tote bag and $10 gift card to Starbucks, while supplies last!

 

May 20, May 27 and June 3: Bike Alley Bike Drive (2nd Cycle)

2nd Cycle, Tacoma's non-profit Community Cycling Center, needs your donated bikes and parts! Starting Wednesday May 20, 2nd Cycle is accepting bike and bike part donations at the shop on Wednesdays from 11 AM-3 PM in the alley behind the shop. Can’t bring your donations to the shop? 2nd Cycle is still offering limited bike donation pick-up service in the Tacoma area. Email donations@2ndCycle.org for more info.

 

May 24: Bike and Seek - A Socially Distant Scavenger Hunt (2nd Cycle)

2nd Cycle will be hiding prizes in six different locations around Tacoma for you to find while riding your bike. Clues for each location will be announced the day of the event at 1 PM. To join the fun, register for the event on Facebook.