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May is National Bike Month


May is National Bike Month

W. Ponce De Leon Avenue. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt
W. Ponce De Leon Avenue. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

W. Ponce De Leon Avenue. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

There will be multiple opportunities to celebrate National Bike Month in Decatur, according to Assistant Active Living Director Cheryl Burnett.

Here’s a list of the bike-related activities in Decatur in May, provided by the city of Decatur:

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Every Saturday: Sam’s Freight Room Ride, 2pm, Meet at 415 E Howard Avenue for an easy 11 mile ride through Avondale Estates, Oakhurst and Decatur. No drop ride.

May 4: Bike to School Day

May 10, 17, 24, 31:  Silver Spokes Program – Ride with Trikes.  See a preview May 18 at the Senior Picnic at Glenlake Park.

May 11:  Bike Registration at Decatur Farmer’s Market

May 14:  Active Adults Bike-to-Basics class

May 15:  Ride to Stone Mountain Park, 9 a.m.  Easy no-drop ride. Meet at Bicycle South, 2098 N Decatur Road. Refreshments at Bicycle South after the ride.

May 16-20: Bike to Work Week

May 20: Bike to Work Day: Riders are invited to stop by Decatur Recreation Center between 7 and 10 am for coffee and pastries on their way to work.

May 20:  Third Friday Decatur Fun Ride, 6:30 pm. Meet at Decatur Recreation Center.  Followed by a visit to a local pub or restaurant for refreshments.

May 28 -29:  Bike Valet parking is offered at the Decatur Arts Festival. Sponsored by Bicycle South, the Decatur Arts Alliance and the City of Decatur.

May 28: Bike Registration at the Bike Valet 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.. Bring your bike to have it registered by the Decatur Police. Pick up some Bike Safety information.

We require helmets for all City sponsored rides.

Source: The City of Decatur’s Active Living department.