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Bike Month 2019

Bike To School Day

Bike to School Day is a national event held annually at schools and communities across the country. Bike to School Day events are a fun way to bring communities together to promote bicycle safety and encourage physical activity for elementary and middle school students.

Date: Wednesday, May 8

Time: Varies

Location: Find out more about Bike To School day at a school near you, visit

Capital City Bike Ride 

The Capital City Bike Ride is the City of Raleigh's signature kickoff event for Bike Month. Join city staff, elected officials, and fellow Raleighites for a casual morning ride through downtown Raleigh. This year we will be highlighting Citrix Cycle and some of our new downtown bike lanes. Register in advance here.

Date: Friday, May 10

Time: 8 am to 9 am 

Location: Raleigh Union Station

Route information here

Marbles Kid's Bike Rodeo

Bring your kid's bike, trike and helmet and get them rolling and ready for summer. Hosted by the Marbles in partnership with RPD’s Southeast District Community squad and local cycling advocacy group, Oaks and Spokes, this event helps kids learn about bike safety and practice their riding skills through an obstacle course. Other activities include a Bike Bling Make Shop, Bike Swap, Helmet fittings, and maintenance checks. More information here.

Date: May 11

Time: 11 am to 2 pm

Location: Marbles Kids Museum

Bike to Work Day

Biking can be a fun, healthy, and scenic way to get to work. Try it for the first time or the hundredth time on National Bike to Work Day, May 18th. Stop by a sponsored pit stop or host your own pit stop? View the Bike to Work Day toolkit here, and register your pit stop here

Date: Friday, May 17

Time: Varies

Location: All across Raleigh

Family Picnic Ride

Grab a blanket, some food, and your family and join us for this greenway ride to the Dix Picnic in the Park event. Enjoy your picnic lunch while listening to music and playing games at Raleigh's central park. Beer and wine are permitted. 

Date: Saturday, May 18

Time: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Location: Ride will begin at Chavis Park

Oaks & Spokes Light Up The Night Ride

The brightest bike ride of the year is back again so get some lights, throw them on your bike/person/helmet and ride with the group. Ten percent of Crank Arm sales will be donated to Oaks & Spokes and pizza provided to riders at the end of the ride. Find out more information here

Date: Wednesday, May 29

Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Crank Arm Brewing Company