MAY IS NATIONAL BIKE MONTH!
2023 INFO & EVENTS
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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.
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.
NATIONAL BIKE TO WORK DAY/THIRD FRIDAY IN MAY
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
-Ride with the flow of traffic, not into traffic
-Learn hand signals and use them
PARTICPATION IS CELEBRATION
-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
2023 "Bike Coeur d'Alene" shirts are available now:
XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL and XXXLOrder your T-Shirt
We have many different colors of shirts in limited sizes available:
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: