May is Bike Month in Merced
May is National Bike Month, and the City of Merced has designated May 4, 2017, as Bike to Work and School Day in Merced. Riding a bike is a great way to stay healthy, help clean the air, and just have fun. Remember to follow all the same traffic rules as cars when you ride your bike, like riding on the right side of the road and obeying all traffic signals. And wear your helmet -- if you're under 18 it's the law!
In celebration of Bike Month the Merced Bicycle Coalition will be hosting the following events in partnership with the Bicycle Advisory Commission, the City of Merced and community partners:
Thursday, May 4 -- Bike to Work and School Day Energizer Stations: During morning commute hours booths will be set up around town to give free refreshments, t-shirts, and goodies to bicycling commuters. Team up with a friend and find out how easy it can be to bike to work or school!
Sunday, May 7 -- 8th Annual All Merced Road Ride: Road riders of all skill levels are invited to join this fully supported ride.
Saturday, May 20 -- Ride with the Mayor: Starting downtown at the Mercy Gulch Days festival Mayor Mike Murphy will be the leader of the pack on a tour of Merced’s bicycle friendly streets and paths.