May is National Bike Month. All across the country, communities celebrate National Bike Month by hosting events and workshops.

There are a ton of events that are taking place across Carrboro and Chapel Hill for Bike Month. We’ve rounded them all up here.  Some highlights:

Wednesday, May 3

National Bike and Roll to School Day! 

Walk, roll, or scooter your way to school!

Wednesday, May 3

May The Wheels Be With You
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Polk Place

The University’s Commuter Alternative Program is celebrating National Bike Month with free bike checks from River Mill Cycles and the ReCYCLEry, free swag and more!

Sunday, May 7

Playground to playground ride
10am – 12pm
Location: Start at Umstead Park

A ride for all ages starting at Umstead Park, riding along the Bolin Creek Greenway to Community Park. Time to play on the playgrounds at both ends!

Tuesday, May 9

Carrboro Bike Breakfast
Time: 7-10 a.m.
Location: Libba Cotten Bikeway

An annual Carrboro tradition! Join other cyclists for breakfast treats and cycling information and resources.

All events are also listed on the excellent resource Go Chapel Hill! 

You can always find more biking news on the Carrboro Bicycle Coalition website and the Bicycle Alliance of Chapel Hill.

Calendar of bike months events



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