Rockville Cruises Into Bike Month in May

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Posted on: April 30, 2016 Rockville Cruises Into Bike Month in May Bike to Work Day is May 20 and Features Pit Stops Throughout Rockville Rockville, Maryland, April 28 – Rockville celebrates National Bike Month in May with rides for cookies and in memoriam, bike safety checks and the annual Bike to Work Day. Bike Month Kickoff Ride Sunday, May 1, 10 a.m. Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave. Join Rockville officials and neighbors to celebrate National Bike Month. Pedal a casual, six-mile loop of multi-use trails and quiet residential streets while exploring some of the city’s extensive and diverse bicycling infrastructure, including paths, bridges and tunnels. Bike Safety Checks by the Rockville Bicycle Advisory Committee (RBAC) Saturdays, May 14-July 30, 10 a.m.-noon. Rockville Farmers Market, Rockville Town Center (corner of E. Jefferson Street/Route 28 and Monroe Street). Stop by the RBAC’s table to make sure your bike is in good working order before taking it for a spin—especially if it’s been in the garage all winter. Get information about upcoming rides and cycling advocacy information, pick up a Rockville bike map and speak with bike experts. Find tips for proper bicycling equipment and maintenance at www.rockvillemd.gov/bicycling. Tour de Cookie Saturday, May 7, 7:30 a.m., Meet at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, 9601 Medical Center Way. Noncompetitive bicycle rides of 12, 26 or 42 miles between cookie stands support child abuse prevention. The “tour” benefits the Tree House Child Assessment Center of Montgomery County. Register at www.tourdecookie.com. 10th Annual Ride of Silence Wednesday, May 18, 7 p.m., Meet at Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave. in Rockville Town Square. Cyclists worldwide honor those who have been injured or killed while bicycling. The free, 10-mile, hour-long ride through neighborhoods is escorted by Rockville city police, but is not recommended for children or slower cyclists. Riders must be comfortable riding on the street with traffic at about 10 mph. Learn more at www.rideofsilence.org. Bike to Work Day Friday, May 20, 6:30-9 a.m. Various locations. The city sponsors pit stops in Rockville Town Square and Fallsgrove. Come by for a free light breakfast and coffee and a free T-shirt and enter a raffle for various prizes including a new bicycle. Learn more and register at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org. Vote for Rockville’s entry in a friendly contest with the City of Frederick – a Rockville 11-produced promo designed to get the word out about the benefits of biking. Visit www.rockvillemd.gov/bikemonth during May to cast a vote and to learn more about Bike Month. Find the city’s bicycle map, information about bikesharing and more at www.rockvillemd.gov/bicycling. # # # MEDIA CONTACT: Marylou Berg Director of Communication 240-314-8105 mberg@rockvillemd.gov Learn more about Bike Month.

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