May is National Bike Month! Bike Month is all about highlighting the many benefits of riding a bike and encouraging more people to try biking. The best way to celebrate Bike Month is simply to get on a bike: ride to work, ride to the store or just ride and enjoy the scenery outside. Join us on the fun and learn more about how to celebrate Bike Month in Washoe County.

Participate in any Bike Month activity below for a chance to win a gift card!

Bike Bingo

How to play:
  1. Save a copy or print this bingo card. (Español)
  2. Complete any or all activities and cross them off. Share pictures of your progress on social media with the hashtag #TruckeeMeadowsBikeBingo
  3. Once you get a Bingo (five in any direction), send a photo of your game card to GetHealthy@nnph.org for a chance to win a gift card! Entries must be submitted by June 1, 2023.
 

Youth Bike Packet

Celebrate Bike Month at your school or home with these fun challenges! Please email submissions to GetHealth@nnph.org by June 1, 2023 to be entered in the raffle for prizes! (Español)

 


Commuter Challenge

Provides a way to promote teamwork within your business, create a healthier workplace and get people excited about bicycling. 
How to join:
  1. Sign-up for RTC Smart Trips. Here is a short video of the step-by-step process to sign-up. Share this page or poster (Español) with your friends and colleagues! 
  2. Visit the Challenges page and join the Bike Month Challenge 2023
  3. Get affiliated with your organization or register your company or school by contacting SMiklos@rtcwashoe.com. Following registration, you will receive instructions for customizing your organization’s area of the website.

Community Bike Month Events

Participate in other events hosted by our community partners!

Bike Reno - May 13, 2023
9:00-11:00am Downton Reno Partnership, 4th and University Way

Family-friendly Bike Reno group ride and a celebration of Bike Month in Truckee Meadows. Click here for additional details or visit bikereno.com

Helmet Fitting & Free Youth Helmets - May 20, 2023
1:00-4:00pm Neil Rd. Recreation Center

Come by the Family Health Festival and visit the Health District & Safe Kids table to have your helmet fitted properly! Kids can also get a free helmet and safety materials. Many other community partners will also be at the event to help connect families to a variety of health and social services.


 Bike Safety Tips

  1. Wear a helmet
  2. Wear bright colored clothing or reflective gear
  3. Ride in the same directions as traffic
  4. Stay alert and avoid distractions
  5. Before riding, do the ABC Quick Check (Air, Breaks, Chain and Cranks)

Check out the RTC Bicycling page to view the Reno/Sparks Bike Map and review the League of American Bicyclists page on additional safety tips.

 

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Last modified on 08/15/2023