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The very merry Bike Month of May

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 by Tai Moses

Photo by Ryan Thornton

Did you know that May has historically been recognized as National Bike Month? Indeed, the monthlong celebration of everyone’s favorite two-wheeled, human-powered vehicle was established in 1956 in an effort to encourage more Americans to take up pedaling. This year, the Transportation Department will be hosting #BikeMonthATX on its social media platforms throughout May, “posting each day about biking tips, places to cycle, bicycle advocacy organizations, community conversations surrounding bicycling and more.” Austin is a notoriously bike-friendly city, as the city’s All Ages and Abilities Bicycle network can attest. So use this month to get in the saddle, explore some new-to-you urban trails and don’t forget to post some photos on your social media network of choice.

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