Sunday, May 6:
Wheels on the Greenway - 2-4 pm
Morehead Park - Spring Garden Street & S. Edgeworth Street
This event is for all ages and types of wheeled rides (other than cars of course!) Bring your bikes, trikes, rollerblades, skateboards, and unicycles for this fun event with music, food, and a variety of activities for adults and kids. In addition, gently used bikes are being collected for donation to needy families. Contact Laura Lorenz at Action Greensboro at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-379-0821 to donate a bicycle.
Tuesday, May 8:
Bicycling in Greensboro Board Meeting – 6-7:30 pm
Benjamin Public Library, 1530 Benjamin Parkway
Join Bicycling in Greensboro (BIG) for their monthly board meeting. These meetings are open to members of BIG, interested individuals and guests. Learn about education & advocacy issues, volunteer opportunities and BIG events.
MAY 9 • BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY
Thursday, May 10:
Pearce Elementary Bike Rodeo – 3:45-6 pm
Pearce Elementary School, 2006 Pleasant Ridge Rd.
Volunteers are needed to help with a bike rodeo at Pearce Elementary. Students from the 4th grade will be taught bicycle safety and handling skills through hands-on experience. Contact Leigha Jordan of Safe Kids Guilford County at Leigha.Jordan@conehealth.com to sign up to volunteer!
Thursday, May 10:
REI Hands-on Bike Maintenance Basics – 7-8:30 pm
Greensboro REI, 3334 W. Friendly Ave.
Whether you are a road biker, mountain biker or bike commuter, this hands-on class will teach you skills you need to know to keep your two wheels rolling smoothly. An REI Expert Mechanic will teach you how to clear and lube a chain, fix a flat tire in record time, and make other minor adjustments to your bike. No experience necessary! To keep the class interactive, seats are limited to eight. Participants need to bring their own bikes. There is a fee for the class; sign up with REI ahead of time.
MAY 14 - 18 • BIKE TO WORK WEEK
Wednesday, May 16:
Ride of Silence - 6-8 pm
VF Corporation, 400 N. Elm St.
This is a silent memorial ride honoring people that have been injured or killed while riding bicycles on public roadways. This 5.6-mile ride will be escorted by Greensboro Police and will pass by the starting location twice to allow riders who may not be able to complete the entire distance to end the ride at one mile. Riders may sign up in advance at www.bikegso.org.
MAY 18 • BIKE TO WORK DAY
Friday, May 18 – Sunday, May 20:
Cycles de Oro Bicycle Emporium, 701A Hill St.
An epic gathering of lightweight classic bicycle enthusiasts and craftsmen building contemporary bicycles in the classic style! Ride - Learn - Show - Swap - Discuss - Socialize! Visit the website to purchase tickets and view the schedule of events.
Sunday, May 20:
Tour de Guilford – 8 am
Lewis Recreation Center, 3110 Forest Lawn Dr.
This ride follows beautiful low traffic roads and has well-marked routes, sag wagon support, a rest stop and more! Routes of 25, 40, or 60 miles are available. Ride fee includes free entry into Bike Show & Expo portion of the Classic Rendezvous upon your return.
Saturday, June 2:
Pleasant Garden Safety Town & Bike Rodeo - 9 am-2 pm
Pleasant Garden Town Hall, 4920 Alliance Church Road
Volunteers are needed! The bike rodeo portion of Safety Town will feature bike safety tips, proper use of a bike helmet and hands-on basic skills training. Safety Town is targeted towards children ages 5 & 6 and includes training modules on pedestrian safety, fire safety, poison prevention, and other safety topics. To volunteer, contact Tracy Cooper, Assistant Town Clerk, at 336-674-3002 or email@example.com.