National Bike Month

posted on Friday, April 27, 2018

May is National Bike Month | Bike Tech | Cedar Falls Tourism

Bike Tech, Cedar Falls

With more than 100 miles of paved, soft and water trails, Cedar Falls prides itself on being a bicycle-friendly community and supporting those who enjoy this activity. Every year, the Cedar Falls Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee plans activities in May, which is designated as National Bike Month.

National Bike Month is sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and is celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, it showcases the many benefits of bicycling and encourages more folks to try it.

Throughout May, four activities are planned to promote bicycling in the Cedar Valley and to promote good health for you and the environment, encourage sustainability and economic savings, as well as build a stronger community.

Bike to School Day: Wednesday, May 9

Bike to Work Week: May 14-18

National Ride of Silence Day: Wednesday, May 16

Bike to Work Day: Friday, May 18

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Even though May comes around once a year, the Cedar Valley promotes biking 24/7 on all types of trails and in all kinds of weather.

A free, upcoming event is Cedar Valley Pedal Fest. This bicycle event is open to the public and takes place June 30 - July 1, 2018. Most rides begin in Gateway Park in Cedar Falls. Between the two days, the bike rides include kid-friendly rides, fat-tire rides and a children’s bike rodeo. There are long-distance and short-distance rides and there’s a Brew Ride and a new Perkins Pancake Ride. With so many rides to choose from, you’ll have to ride in more than one ride both days!

The Cedar Falls Visitor also has an updated Trails & Recreation Guide (and map) available. If you are looking to visit our extensive trail system, simply fill out our Contact Us form and we’ll mail a guide to you so you can start planning your trip to Cedar Falls.

For more information about the Cedar Falls Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, follow them on Facebook @CedarFallsBicyclePedestrianAdvisoryCommittee as well as @CedarValleyBiketoWork.

To find more information about our trail conditions and registered trail events, please also visit the Cedar Trails Partnership website.

For more information about Things to Do, Places to Eat & Drink and Places to Stay while you’re in Cedar Falls, feel free to contact the Cedar Falls Visitor Center at 800-845-1955 or stop in and see us at 6510 Hudson Road.

We’d be happy to help!

Thank you to Samantha Steffensmeier for her guest blog post! 

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