Bike to Work Week


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Bike to Work Week Activities

Monday, May 15th , 7:00am to 9:00am

What:  Bike to Work Week Kickoff Pancake Breakfast

Where:  Coeur d’Alene Resort Wilma Lot on the corner of Sherman and Second next to Hudson's Burgers. 

Why:  To celebrate the start to bike to work week, all cyclists invited to stop by and enjoy a complimentary breakfast of pancakes, eggs, fruit, pastries and DOMA coffee.

Sponsored by:  The Coeur d’Alene Resort and DOMA Coffee


Friday, May 19th , 7:00am to 9:00am

What:  Bike to Work Day Morning Ride Energizer Stations

Station 1: Starbucks - 3500 N Government Way at Neider Avenue

Station 2: University of Idaho - 1031 N Academic Way at the Harbor Center on the Centennial Trail

Station 3: Lakeshore Realty at - 1080 E Lakeshore Drive near East Tubbs Park (from 8am to 10am)

Station 4: Starbucks  - The Village at Riverstone, 2356 N Old Mill Loop

Station 5: Vault Coffee - 324 Sherman Ave

Why:  To celebrate the start of Bike to Work Day, all cyclists invited to stop by any of the energizer stations across town for a complimentary beverage, snack and encouragement


Friday, May 19th, 7:30am

What:  Bike to Work Day Ride with the Mayor Jim Hammond

Where:  Meet at the Starbucks at Government Way and Neider and ride into City Hall via Neider, Honeysuckle and 7th Street.

Why:  To celebrate Bike to Work Day and show everyone can ride to work!

Sponsored by: The Coeur d'Alene Mayor Jim Hammond and all citizens.


Friday, May 19th, 4:00pm to 7:00pm

What:  Bike to Work Day Post Ride Celebration

Where:  Taphouse Unchained at 210 Sherman Ave in "The Resort Shops"

Why:  To celebrate the end of Bike to Work Day, all cyclists invited to stop by for a happy hour food spread, 1 complimentary drink ticket, music and lots of raffle prizes for bicycling participants. In addition, there will be opportunities to demo e-bikes.

Sponsored by:  The Coeur d’Alene Resort and Taphouse Unchained and all of our raffle donors



Bike Month Community Rides

Friday, May 5th, 7:00pm to 10:00pm

What:  Full Moon Ride

Where:  Meet up at The Outpost Brewing at 1017 N 4th Street, Suite 115, CDA, start gathering at 7pm the ride starts about 9pm

Why:  To celebrate and ride under the Full Moon

Sponsored by:  Outpost Brewing and Danica Gilbert


Friday, May 12th, 5:00pm to 8:00pm

What:  Ride to Art Walk, 2nd Friday

Where:  Just ride downtown to the art galleries

Why:  To celebrate Art Walk on your bike and see what’s new at the galleries


Saturday, May 13th, 10:30am to 12:30pm

What:  The Lake City Bicycle Collective Ride

Where:  Meet up at The Lake City Bicycle Collective at 715 E Walnut, CDA, 208-740-1502 (plenty of parking if you drive over)

Why:  To learn about the mission of the Lake City Bicycle Collective, learn basic bicycle maintenance and take a ride out to the lake and maybe lunch at Michael D’s.

Sponsored by:  Lake City Bicycle Collective and Michael D’s Eatery

Sunday, May 14th, 12:45pm to 4:00pm

What:  Mother’s Day Ride—Ride the Levee for the Levy

Where:  Meet at Coeur d’Alene City Park, 415 Fort Ground Drive by the Wooden Playground

Why:  To celebrate all of our Mother’s take a ride along the lake on the NIC levee and then return to the park for a Mother’s day concert by North Idaho College from 2pm to 4pm.

Sponsored by: 


Wednesday, May 17th, Ride is 5:30pm to 6:30pm and Music Following

What:  Music Conservatory of Coeur d’Alene Ride

Where:  Meet up at The Music Conservatory, 627 N Government Way, CDA

Why:  To have a pleasant evening ride along the lake and then return to the Conservatory for a choir presentation and short concert.  Tour the Conservatory and look into their programs.

Sponsored by:  The Music Conservatory of Coeur d’Alene

Saturday, May 20th, 10:30am to 1:30pm

What:  The Firehouse Ride of Coeur d’Alene

Where:  Meet up at CDA Firehouse #1 at 300 E. Foster Ave., CDA

Why:  Ride from Firehouse #1 to Firehouse #2 and the onto Firehouse #4 mostly along the Prairie Trail to learn about Fire Trucks, Ambulances and safety from our local firefighters

Sponsored by:  The Coeur d’Alene Fire Department


Sunday, May 21st, 10:00am to Finish

What:  Hilly Nilly Gravel Series Hilly Nilly Facebook Page Link

Where:  Meet at the cul-de-sac behind Michael D's Eatery, 315 S 19th St, CDA

Why:  This ride is a free self-supported ride that rides up and over gravel and paved county and forest service roads around the Wolf Lodge area and covers all road surfaces. Expect hills, mud, snow, and gravel along the way.

Sponsored by: Trek Bicycle Store

Wednesday, May 24th, 6:00pm to Finish

What:  Vertical Earth Ride

Where:  Meet up at Vertical Earth, 1323 E Sherman Ave, CDA

Why:  To celebrate cycling with a gravel or road ride depending on attendees

Sponsored by:  Vertical Earth



Bike Month Community Activities 

Thursday, May 4th at 6pm

What: How to Fix a Flat: Click for More Info

Where: In the Trek store at 1104 N. 4th Street

How to Pack Your Bike for Overnight Bike Adventures: Click for More Info

Thursday, May 11th at 6pm in the Trek store at 1104 N. 4th Street

Coeur d’Alene Public Library

Bike themed Baby Story Time:  

Tuesday, May 16th at 10am in the Story Room.

Bike themed Toddler Story Times

Wednesday, May 17th at 9am AND 11am in the Story Room.

Bike themed Preschool Story Times:

Friday, May 19th at 10am AND 3pm in the Story Room.

Bike themed Scavenger Hunt:

Throughout the Children's Library from May 1st through May 31st.  Completed scavenger hunt forms can be turned in to receive a small prize and entry into a bike-themed raffle drawing.

Themed Book Display:

Located on the circular shelving unit in the Children's Library.  Bike-themed books will be displayed from May 1st through May 31st.  This is probably where we'll display the bike-prize for the raffle drawing.


Why Bike?

The observance encourages us to bike to work, but it also raises awareness of cyclists as they commute each day. 

National Bike to Work Day promotes the bicycle as a healthy and safe alternative for commuting.

Some of the benefits of commuting include:
Physical Fitness cyclists get an aerobic workout before and after their ride. It's also low impact exercise that is easy on your joints. 

Fuel savings – They save fuel costs, which puts more money back in their pockets.

Smaller carbon footprint – By cycling, they reduce carbon emissions resulting in cleaner air.

-Always wear a helmet
-Wear reflective clothing
-Limit distractions
-Ride with the flow of traffic, not into traffic
-Learn hand signals and use them

-Attend a community biking event
-Share biking tips with a child
-Take a bike safety course
-Bike to work as often as possible
-Learn the history of bikes

Cycling Discounts

  • Mountain Madness Soap Company  Mention Bike to Work Week and receive 15% off from May 14th to May 20th
  • Kootenai County Farmers Market If you ride your bike to shop at the Farmers Markets, receive a $5 token at the managers desk at the Saturday Prairie/Hwy 95 Market on May 13th and the Wednesday Riverstone Market on May 17th.  If you ride your bike to shop at the remaining bike month markets on May 20th, 24th, 27th and 31st stop at the managers desk for a $2 token.  Tokens are good at any of the market vendors.
  • Pilgrims Market The first 100 riders to attend the post ride celebration at Taphouse Unchained on Friday May 19th will receive a $5 off a purchase of $30 or more coupon. 
  • Vertical Earth  Receive a free chain check, clean and lube for the month of May

Raffle Prizes

  • 2—One Hour Massages from Elements Massage
  • 4—$25 gift cards to Pilgrims Market
  • 1—Growler and T-Shirt from Vantage Point Brewing
  • 1—Gift Card to Pizza Factory CDA for a family meal for 4 people
  • 6—Electric Bike Rentals from CDA Bike Shop
  • 10—Car washes from MetroExpress Best Car Wash
  • 3—$50 gift cards from Daft Badger
  • Gift Basket from Grand Teton Brewing Company
  • Date Night of Tandem Bike rental plus $25 gift card from Outback Brewing
  • One month unlimited pass to Coeur d’Alene Cyclebar
  • Basket of fresh baked bread and goodness from Back Pocket Bakery
  • 1—$50 Gift Certificate to Super 1 Foods
  • Individual and Family passes at the Coeur d’Alene Kroc Center
  • Many bike accessories and a free tune-up from Two Wheeler Dealer
  • 4 pounds DOMA La Bicicletta Coffee
  • 1—$25 Gift Card from OutPost Brewing
  • Date Night of Tandem Bike rental plus $100 gift card from Terraza

 Interested in Bicycle commuting but don't know where to start? Click here

2023 "Bike Coeur d'Alene" shirts are available now:

Sizes Available

  XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL and XXXL

Order your T-Shirt
email [email protected] to pre-order a shirt
Shirts are Next Level Apparel Unisex CVC Tee in Tahiti Blue and will cost $20 each.

Prior Year T-shirts are still available in limited numbers and sizes. The red shirts are cotton and cost $15. The grey shirts are a poly blend material (like Underarmor) and cost $20.

2016's T-Shirt Logo designed by Megan McPhee and Olivia Wood from School District 271

We have many different colors of shirts in limited sizes available:
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 Don't have a bike or aren't interested in biking?
Participate by WALKING to Work.

Live too far away to commute?


Consider driving your bike to a location a comfortable distance away from your work. Park your car there for the day and ride your bike from there.

Some things to keep in mind:

Make sure it's ok to park your car at whatever location you chose

Get permission if the location is a business

Some locations in Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls and Hayden:

Coeur d'Alene: Seltice Trail Head, Riverstone Park, Cherry Hill Park

Post Falls: Wal-Mart (get permission), Post Falls City Hall, Thomas Hammer Coffee (get permission)

Hayden: Super One Foods (get permission), Hayden City Hall, Finucane Park