May is National Bike Month, promoted by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to give biking a try.
In celebration of biking as transportation, as recreation, and as essential to our everyday lives, Trailnet and Metro Transit are hosting events to promote alternative transportation all month long!
The Metro Transit Multi-Modal Challenge
If you pledge that you will get to work or school using alternative transportation (walking, biking, transit, etc…) at least 1 day during the month of May, you could win:
- One free Metro day pass (first 200 participants)
- Enter a drawing for a free 1-month Metro pass (closes 5/31)
The Street Project Screening and Panel:
May 10, 2023
6 pm – 8 pm
In the heart of National Bike Month, Trailnet is hosting our second FREE public screening of The Street Project—an inspiring documentary about the global, citizen-led fight to make our streets safer.
This event will take place at the Central Library Downtown from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, May 10.
We will air the full 52-minute documentary followed by a panel on the state of our streets in the St. Louis region.
Car-Free STL Ride
May 13, 2023
9 am – Noon
Imagine being able to move around our city without needing a car. What if you could bike, walk and take public transit to all the places you need to go?
Join us for a free, family-friendly celebration and show of support for a car-free or car-light lifestyle.
This joyful bike parade will demonstrate the demand for multi-modal transportation options while showcasing the infrastructure and amenities we have in place currently. Stay after the ride for a resource fair where you can learn about how to get around St. Louis without a car and how you can stay involved in the movement for Streets for All!
National Bike to Work Day
Various Locations – St. Louis City and County
May 19, 2023
7 am – 9 am
Bike to Work Day is back this year! Metro Transit, Trailnet and our partners are hosting hospitality stations across the region where bike commuters can stop and refuel on their way to the office! Click here to see the current location of commuter stations. We will add more so check back for updates!
Can your organization host a DIY hospitality station? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Check out our Confident City Cycling page for tips on biking safely in an urban environment.
Trailnet Bike Education
Our Bike Education events are in full swing this summer, and we purposefully loaded National Bike Month with opportunities for you and your family members to learn the essential skills you need to make biking a part of your everyday life!
Details for these and all our bike education events can be found at trailnet.org/calendar
MAY MEMBERSHIP DRIVE:
Support our work to make our streets better for everyone, whether you walk, roll, bike, ride Metro Transit, or even when you are driving a car. We rely on members and individual donations. Join the fight for Streets for All today!