May Is Bike Month 2018 Events and More
May is Bike Month Tune up your ride, organize your team, and track your miles!
- April 28 Travel Training Workshop
- May 3rd — Big Day of Giving — Big Day at the Dock — Come celebrate Big Day of Giving with our partner Davis Media Access and other Davis non-profits. Come out for the music and fun! Bring a friend and don’t forget to give!
- May 6th — Loopalooza! — Come on out to Ride the Loop — or volunteer with Bike Davis to help! Celebrate the Davis Bike Loop and help to educate more families and kids about biking in our community!
- May 9 National Bike to School Day
DETAILS AND MUCH MUCH MORE …
TRAVEL TRAINING WORKSHOP
The City of Davis and our transportation partners are hosting the annual travel training workshop. Learn how to access local public transportation options, rideshare, bikeshare, or learn the basics of bicycling. This year, you can even sign up for one-on-one training. Focused on seniors and those with disabilities, but also open to the general public, the travel training event will be held on Saturday, April 28th from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 11:30 a.m. at the Davis Senior Center.
Through this program, you can learn to travel to destinations like the movies, a favorite restaurant, shopping excursions, or important appointments with these transportation options. At the event, participants will select from any two of four training sessions: Public Transit (facilitated by Unitrans and Yolobus), Paratransit (City of Davis Community Transit and Yolobus Express), Bicycling/bikeshare (City’s Bicycle/Pedestrian Program), and Rideshare (Lyft). Also, representatives from Paratransit Inc., a Sacramento area non-profit, will be on hand providing information on free, door-to-door training services.
Between the two training sessions will be short supervised group activities intended to break the “fear barrier” of using these transportation services with demonstrations. The travel training program aims to improve awareness, understanding, usage, and confidence in using local public transportation options or bicycling; forge new social connections; and more importantly, increase independence.
The travel training workshop is FREE and held annually each Spring. 45 minutes per session.
BIG DAY AT THE DOCK
The Sudwerk Brewing Company Dock Store at 2001 Second Street, Davis will host “Big Day at the Dock,” a community event with a focus on fun and philanthropy, on May 3 from 6-9 pm. Cool Davis will join over 15 other local non-profit partners to host information tables and giving stations, while celebrating beer, music and food. Davis Firefighters will offer barbecue, and live music will feature 2018 Sammies Artist of the Year and Davis Music Fest Artists Jessica Malone plus Hannah Jane Kile. All ages are welcome. Check out our blog post for the event.
The annual Davis Loopalooza returns on Sunday, May 6th with activities ranging from water games to bird-watching available at 9 stations along the 12-mile Davis bike loop. As in previous years, children will be issued a passport as they enter the loop, which they can then have stamped at each of the stations along the way. Those who complete the entire 12-mile loop receive a special certificate at the end. Riders will receive prizes along the way! Loopalooza runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday and participants can begin at any point along the loop and ride in either direction. Most of the stations will have arts and crafts to do but also check out our safety checks packed with helmet fittings, reflective stickers, and more!
To learn more about Loopalooza and what each station offers, check out http://cityofdavis.org/city-hall/public-works/bike-pedestrian-program/street-smarts/programs/loopalooza or https://www.bikedavis.us/loopalooza/
NATIONAL BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY
Students in Davis and the across the country will celebrate National Bike to School Day on May 9, 2018. Thousands of students will be riding or walking to school on Wednesday along with parents, teachers and community leaders. We can all help to have a fun and safe event:
• Drivers can help keep everyone safe by watching for pedestrians or students riding bikes to and from school.
• Student riders can help by being predictable, aware of your surroundings and always wearing a helmet.
Bike to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for bicycling and walking and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, reducing traffic congestion and concern for the environment. The events build connections between families, schools and the broader community.
Numerous contests will be going on to celebrate this nationwide event. The schools will compete for the most biking participation to win a Fat Face popsicle party and the Golden Wheel. Patwin and Holmes have taken home the gold every year since 2012. Will a new school challenge their defending title in the name of ice cream and trophy privileges?
The event is being organized by Bike Davis, City of Davis Street Smarts Program, and Davis local schools. For additional local information, please contact Lorretta Moore at 530-757-5602 or Sfettinger@bikedavis.us
For additional information, please visit these websites:
- National Walk and Bike to School Day
- National Center for Safe Routes to School
- City of Davis Street Smarts Program
Biking with Confidence
May 5 Saturday
Pump up your bike skills and confidence: Whether your riding is rusty or you are proficient on your pedals, this class will teach you how to ride your bike in traffic, the rules of the road, and tips to become a more predictable rider. This course is a combination of classroom and on-street instruction. Participants age 12 and older must bring a bike in good working condition, a helmet and water. Sign up at through City of Davis Recreation. The cost is $19. Class is at the Senior Center in the Activity Room from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
UC Davis Bike Auction
May 5 Saturday
The public is invited to attend the biannual University of California, Davis Bicycle Auction. Over 400 bikes will be available for sale to the highest bidder. The bicycles may be viewed from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. with bidding getting underway at 9:00 a.m. and lasting until all items are sold. For further information, call the UC Davis Transportation Services Bicycle Program Coordinator at (530) 752-BIKE (752-2453) or visit taps.ucdavis.edu/bicycle
Pathway Clean-up and Bike Davis Fundraiser
May 12 Saturday
Everyone is invited to meet at Sudwerk Brewing at 2001 2nd Street at 11 a.m. for a pathway clean-up. We will clean-up a section of shared-use pathway from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All pathway clean-up volunteers will receive pizza donated by Woodstock’s Pizza. Hang around after the clean-up and enjoy tunes from the band Hardwater from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sudwerk Brewing will be donating a portion of sales to Bike Davis, a bicycle advocacy group.
Ride of Silence
May 16 Wednesday
Join the Davis Bike Club at Ken’s-Bike-Ski-Board, 650 G St., for the annual Ride of Silence, where people on bikes take to the streets in a silent procession to honor those who have been killed or injured while biking. Arrive after 6:30 p.m. and be ready to leave at 7 p.m. Participants proceed no faster than 12 mph, wear helmets, follow the rules of the road, and remain silent during the ride.
May 17 Thursday
Bike Valet! Ride your bike to Celebrate Davis at Community Park 4:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. and let the City of Davis, UC Davis, and the Bicycle Hall of Fame folks watch your bike while you party.
Bike Davis Bike Breakfast
May 18 Friday
Bike Davis, will be serving breakfast to bike riders on the Levee traveling between Sacramento and Davis from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
49th Annual Davis Double Century Bike Ride
May 19 Saturday
Did you know that the Davis Double Century bike ride is the most popular double century in California? Find out why and how to sign-up for this bike ride at: https://davisbikeclub.org/2018-davis-double-century/
Bike Party Davis
May 25 Friday
Let’s bike party! This is a fun-for-all-ages bike ride around Davis. Decorate your bike with lights and meet at Ken’s Bike-Ski-Board, 650 G St. The ride leaves at 8 p.m. Find out more on the Bike Party Davis Facebook page.
Bike Scavenger Hunt
June 10 Saturday
Are you ready to scavenge? Join the City of Davis and UC Davis Design students for an adventure around the City. Details about where this event begins and times will be posted on the City of Davis web site soon.
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