May was National Bike Month, and Knoxville’s participation showed how eager the community is to continue growing its bike culture. There were activities throughout the month with various events, rides, and classes that celebrated all kinds of people who ride bicycles. Bike rodeos were held in Maryville and Knoxville, encouraging children to learn the rules of the road, bike safety checks, and bike handling skills. The Ride of Silence on May 18 honored bicyclists who have been injured or killed by motor vehicles. The final celebration for the month was Bike to Work Day, which fell on May 19 for ORNL and June 3 for Knoxville (rescheduled from May due to forecasted bad weather). It was Knoxville’s 16th annual event.Smart Trips Awards were also given that morning, with some people winning challenges for the month and others receiving recognition for their commitment over the last five years. See full article for more details.