National Bike Month – May 2023
May is National Bike Month, and Friday May 19th is National Bike to Work Day, promoted by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try.
Whether you’re riding for fun, fitness or with family, or taking essential trips to work or shop, you are part of our movement for safer streets, connected communities, a healthier planet, and happier people.
As a national sponsor, the League provides resources to help you and local organizations in your area plan an event, and each year the number and diversity of Bike Month celebrations continues to grow, accelerating the momentum around bicycling nationwide. Check out the League’s website here National Bike Month.
West Lafayette Now a Bicycle Friendly Community!
As of November 21st, the League of American Bicyclists has designated the City of West Lafayette as a Bicycle Friendly Community at the Bronze level. Thank you to everybody who took the survey and let the city know how to keep moving towards a bicycle friendly future!
May is National Bike Month
May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and encourage people to give biking a try.
Locally, the Bike Walk Greater Lafayette Network is endorsing many local events organized by bike clubs, teams, community organizations and businesses. A full calendar of events hosted during Bike Month can be found on the Bike Walk Greater Lafayette website bikewalkgreaterlafayette.org under the “Have Fun” tab.
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Journal & Courier article on Lafayette’s Bike Culture
Two years after a crash galvanized the cycling community, things are coming together on safety, traffic planning
Two springs ago, in June 2015, scores of cyclists took over Harrison Bridge for about 10 hours one Saturday, riding a loop that spread from Sixth Street on the Lafayette side of the Wabash River to Salisbury Street on the West Side.