MAY IS BIKE MONTH

May! A month when we encourage everyone to rediscover the sheer, simple joys that come from riding bicycles. Bike Month motivates new riders and inspires experienced bicyclists.

Half of people in the U.S. ride a bicycle every week in the summer months. Some of us bike hundreds of miles on major roads, many pedal through neighborhoods and on local roads, and others roll on trails and greenways. No matter what kind of bike you ride, or how far you go, we can all appreciate the benefits of bicycling.

2018 Bike Month Events

Join the movement! There are lots of ways that you can participate.

Events

A variety of bike-related events are happening! Click for more info.

Rides

You can find all kinds of group rides, from casual to racing. Click for more info.

Classes

Our classes can help you become more confident on two wheels. Click for more info.

Take the Pledge
Earn Bike Month discounts!

Have you taken the I BIKE KNX safe bicycling pledge? If so, you should have received your free I Bike KNX helmet sticker. During Bike Month, many local businesses are showing their support for bicycling by offering discounts or freebies when you bike there and show your helmet sticker to the cashier. You can take the pledge online, or at Mast General Store and Three Rivers Market during May.

Bike Month 2018
I BIKE KNX Helmet Sticker Discount Participating Retailers

Nothing Too Fancy 10% off purchase
Time Warp Tearoom 10% off one drink purchase  
Magpies One free cookie or cupcake 
Union Ave Books 10% off any regularly priced item
Mast General Store 20% discount off 1 Mast-branded item, May 13 - 19 (see store for details)
Three Rivers Market Free drink (under  $2) one per person per day Juice Bar- Mkt Sq $1 off May 13 - 19 Lox Salon $5 off haircut
Vienna Coffee House - Regas  10% off purchase (excluding alcohol)
Bearden Beer Market $1 off beer 
Wild Love Bakehouse  10% discount
Old City Java  10% discount
Pearl on Union   10% discount Elkmont Exchange $1 off beer River Sports 10% off one bike shop item and $1 off beer

Challenges 

You’ve got a lot of chances to win! We’ll be giving prizes to winners in each of these categories:


 * any trip that replaces a car trip – biking to the movies, store, friend’s house, work, school, church, Farmers’ Market, etc.

 

Share your biking photos using #ibikeknx on Twitter or Instagram during May for a chance to win a prize. Prizes include tune-ups, gift cards, bike lights, and helmets from local bike shops, $25 ride credits from Pace, and more!

To enter via the I Bike KNX app, enter your email address in the settings (be sure to check if you have upgraded the app or changed phones). To enter via Smart Trips, just join Smart Trips and log each time you ride your bike instead of driving (currently the mobile version "app" is not allowing you to log personal trips, but the desktop version is working). All logs must be submitted by June 2. 

For the Pace category, just download the app, take a lot of rides, and you're automatically entered. Use referral code IBIKEKNX prior to taking your first Pace ride for $10 in ride credit to help you get started!

Only one prize will be awarded per person

Resources

Whatever questions you have about bicycling, we are here to help. Our website has links to local bike shops and clubs, bicycle maps and routes, and brochures, including:

If you don’t get your question answered there, our Bicycling Ambassadors can step in! Just email us and let us know what you’re looking for, whether it’s advice on the best route from home to work, or if you just need some one-on-one help getting started.