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.

2016 Bike Month Events

Keep checking back for updates!

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

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 2016
I BIKE KNX Helmet Sticker Discount Participating Retailers
Coolato Gelato 10% discount 
Downtown Grind 10% discount
Hot Bagel, Oak Ridge Free coffee with purchase of bagel & cream cheese
The Original Freezo 25% discount
Makers Donuts  50% off one item
Magpies 15% discount
Mast General Store 20% off regularly priced Mast-branded items. See store for details.
Old City Java 10% discount (year-round)
Remedy Coffee  50% off one item 
Three Rivers Market Free beverage (under $2). Limited to one per person per day.
Time Warp Tearoom 10% off one drink purchase
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 bike commutes logged during May, via Smart Trips 

 

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

 

- most number of commute trips in the I Bike KNX app

 

- longest commute (via either Smart Trips or the app)

 

And we’re asking you to share your stories or photos on our Facebook page or Twitter (hashtag #ibikeknx) during May. The posts with the most likes/shares/comments will be in the running for a prize. 


* Only one prize per person. To be eligible for the awards using the I Bike KNX app, you need to enter your email address in the settings (make sure to check if you have upgraded the app or changed phones). To enter via Smart Trips, you need to join Smart Trips (free!) and log each time you ride your bike to work or school. (All logs must be completed by June 3.) 


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.