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.

2017 Bike Month Events

Don't miss a minute of the fun! There are lots of ways that you can join in this year's Bike Month activities.

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 I Bike KNX helmet sticker to the cashier. You can take the pledge online, or at Mast General Store and Three Rivers Market  during May.

Bike Month 2017 
I BIKE KNX Helmet Sticker Discount Participating Retailers
Coolato Gelato 10% discount 
Magpies 2 free chocolate chip cookies or 1 free cupcake
Mast General Store 20% off regularly priced Mast-branded items. See store for details.
Old City Java 10% discount (year-round)
Alliance Brewing Co $1 discount on a pint/$.50 discount half pint every Tuesday
Three Rivers Market Free beverage (under $2). Limited to one per person per day.
Time Warp Tearoom 10% off one drink purchase
Three Bears Coffee  $1 off a pound of coffee
Union Ave Books 10% any regularly priced item

Challenges 

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

- most social-errand bike trips* logged via Smart Trips  

- most social-errand bike trips* recorded via the I Bike KNX app 

- longest bike commute via either Smart Trips or the I Bike KNX app 

- log at least one bike commute during Bike to Work Week (May 14-20) for a chance to win one of two prizes. Smart Trips or I Bike KNX app

 

Only one prize will be awarded per person. 

* any trip made by bike that is replacing a car trip – going to the movies, store, friend’s house, work, school, church, Farmers’ Market, etc.

 

Share your stories or photos using #ibikeknx on our Facebook pageTwitter or Instagram during May for a chance to win a prize.


To be eligible for the awards using 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. All logs must be submitted by June 1. 

Prizes include: gift cards to local bike shops, tune-ups, bike lights, and helmets. Thanks to Biketopia, Cycology, Echelon, Fountain City Pedaler, Greenlee's, Harper's, and Knoxville Bicycle Company for donating!

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 many 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.