May Is Bike Month Events in Davis
Every May cyclists in the Sacramento region pledge to ride their bikes and log bike miles on the May is Bike Month website for the chance to win prizes. Davisites can sign-up to participate at www.mayisbikemonth.com as individuals, or create or join an existing team. Davis is host to quite a few special local biking events in the month of May as well.
Visit the Getting Around Davis website for tons of information about May is Bike Month events and, well, getting around Davis (without a car), a service of the City of Davis Bike and Pedestrian program.
Davis bicycle events in May and beyond
- April 27 Travel Training Workshop
- April 30 Biking with Confidence at UC Davis
- May 4 Beauty Bike and Brew Pathway Clean Up
- May 4 UC Davis Bike Auction
- May 5 Loopalooza! Wacky ride on the Davis bike loop!
- May 8 National Bike to School Day
- May 13-19 National Bike to Work Week
- May 14 Bike to Work Block Party (DAVIS ONLY!)
- May 17 National Bike to Work Day
- May 17 Bike to Work Breakfast at the Levee (Bike Davis)
- May 18 Davis Double Century
- May 24 Bike Party Davis
- June 9 Bike Scavenger Hunt
Read on for details for a selection of events.
The City of Davis and other transportation partners are hosting the annual travel training workshop this April 27th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center (646 A Street). Through this program, you can learn to travel to destinations like the movies, a favorite restaurant, shopping excursions, or important appointments. Talk with people from Unitrans, Yolo Bus, City of Davis Community Transit, JUMP Bikes, and more.
- Public Transit from Unitrans and Yolobus
- Paratransit from City of Davis Community Transit and Yolobus Express
- Riding a bike in Davis from the City’s Bike and Pedestrian Program
- Find out how to use Ride-Hailing
- Talk with representatives from Paratransit Inc., a Sacramento area non-profit, will be on hand providing information on free, door-to-door training services.
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.
The public is invited to attend the biannual UC Davis Bicycle Auction held at the Pavillion Parking Structure. Over 300 unclaimed bikes including cruisers, road bikes, mountain bikes, BMX, single speeds, and kids’ bikes are all up for sale (to the highest bidder). We’ll have a live auctioneer on hand to move things along (really, he talks fast!). We’ll be accepting cash, checks and Visa and Mastercard. Bicycle viewing is at 7:30 am and the auction is at 9:00 am.
A tip from the pros: Inspect the bicycles at 7:30 am before the auction begins. You’re not able to ride the bicycle or pick them up, but you can inspect them closely and speak with some of our bicycle experts who will be available to answer questions. Write down the numbers of the bicycles you like and get a feel for their value. People who know what they’re bidding on tend to find the best deals (and the best bicycles for them).
The annual Davis Loopalooza returns Sunday, May 5th, with activities ranging from helmet checks to water games available at 10 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 and 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.
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.
Sponsored by Bike Davis https://www.bikedavis.us/loopalooza/
Mark your calendars for this year’s Bike to School Day in Davis coming Wednesday, May 8th, 2019. Children across the district will be riding, scooting, or walking to school in the annual national celebration. Drive carefully and mindfully of these students doing their part for the environment and their health! Children will be rewarded at their respective campuses for participating. There will be ridership competitions, fun prizes, and special performances to welcome riders onto campus!
The City of Davis and UC Davis and throwing a party in the street celebrating biking. Come join the party on Tuesday May 14th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sign-up for MayisBikeMonth.com and receive a t-shirt and lunch. Stay for the music and activities in the street. This will be a blast, so take a break from work, get a free lunch, and enjoy a beautiful bike block party on what’s likely to be a gorgeous May day.
Bike Davis is hosting a bike to work breakfast for commuters who travel past the Levee. Stop by for breakfast from 7:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.
May Is National Bike Month is sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast.
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