Gearing up for Bike Month
May is National Bike Month.
April showers bring May flowers–and May brings out the bikes! Celebrate Bike Month Iowa with the Des Moines Bicycle Collective. With the support of local sponsors, including INHF, the Collective has planned a full calendar of events for Iowa cyclists to “change Greater Des Moines two wheels at a time.”
Kick-off | Get the party started on Friday, April 24. From 5-7 p.m. at the Des Moines Bicycle Collective shop in the East Village, enjoy live music, refreshments and food from Local Yocals food truck.
Taco RAVE | Join INHF for a RAVE on the Great Western Trail on Tuesday, May 19. Bikes, tacos and Random Acts of Volunteering for the Earth. Volunteers can help pick up trash and plant prairie seed along the route, with prizes and giveaways at the finish.
Passport Adventure | Cyclists can pick up Bike Month passports at local libraries, the Des Moines Bicycle Collective Shop or Bike Month events. Then, attend participating events to get stamped and win prizes!
Prizes will be awarded at the Bike Month Awards Ceremony on June 14 at Woody’s Smoke Shack.
Bike Month Iowa Passport
5 stamped pages: 2015 Bike Month pint glass
10 stamped pages: Gift card to local restaurant
15 stamped pages: Gift card to local bike shop
15 or more stamped pages: Entered into a grand prize drawing for $150 in-store credit at the Des Moines Bicycle Collective Shop and a night’s stay at the Hotel Pattee in Perry.
(Must be registered for Bike Month to receive prizes.)
Bike Commute Challenge | If you commute by bike to work already, set new goals for yourself. If you don’t, Bike Month’s the perfect time to start. Give your car a rest this may.
And if you’re competitive, get your workplace involved. Compete against other local companies to earn ultimate bike bragging rights.
Iowa By Trail | What better time than Bike Month to download the Iowa By Trail app and get to know Iowa’s 1,800+ miles of trails? Find the free app in the App Store or on Google Play.
Make sure to share commuting pictures on Facebook, Twitter andInstagram with #biketoworkDSM!