7th Annual Norfolk Bike Month

Get on your bike in May and ride Downtown! Bike Month is a regional community celebration of biking as a healthy, economical and environmentally-friendly form of recreation. This year the Downtown Norfolk Council joins the City of Norfolk, HRT’s Traffix and Festevents to bring an array of bike-friendly events to Downtown:

  • DNC First Friday, May 5, MacArthur Center Green, 5-8:30pm
    • Temporary event racks for bike parking
    • Free beer ticket to the first 25 bike riders to park at the racks
  • Bike Part Swap at the Pagoda, May 7, Pagoda & Oriental Garden, 12-3pm
    • Hosted by Carry Norfolk and NFK
    • Come by to talk shop, meet local cyclists, trade bike parts, and see what others have to sell, trade, or give away.
  • National Bike to Work Week, May 15-19
    • Bike goodie bags for riding to work
  • Elizabeth River Trail Bike-athalon, May 17, 6-7pm
    • Meet at Chelsea parking lot, 1301 W. Olney Road
    • Fitness stops at Chelsea/MHI parking lot, Jeff Robertson Park and ODU’s Whitehurst Beach training area. Cycle back making the same stops and ending at Smartmouth Brewing Company to stretch.
    • Crossfit Little Creek trainers will lead the fitness stops for 10 to 15 minutes, then group rides bikes to the next stop.
    • Open to all ages and fitness levels
  • Bike to Work Day featuring pit stops for bicycle commuters, May 19, select locations
    • Bike goodie bags, fruit, water and snacks for riding to work
    • Pit Stops, 7-9am
      • The Plot: DNC
      • MacArthur Square: HRT’s Traffix and Downtown Norfolk Civic League
      • TowneBank Fountain Park: Festevents
      • 20th Street & Llewellyn Avenue: Ghent Neighborhood League & Ghent Business Association
      • Chelsea: Chelsea Business District
  • Glow Ride, May 19, The Plot, 8-9pm
  • Blessing of the Bikes, May 20, TowneBank Fountain Park, 10am
  • After Work Elizabeth River Trail Bike Meet Up Ride, May 25, TowneBank Fountain Park, 6-7pm
  • Bikes, Brews & Baseball, May 31, 5-8pm
    • Meet up at Smartmouth tasting room in Chelsea at 5-5:30pm
    • Ride along the Trail to Harbor Park
    • Home game Tides vs. Pawtucket starts at 6:35pm
    • Tickets can be purchased in advance for group seating on the first base side near the bike racks. Use the code bike and this link.
    • Co-hosted by NFK Creatives

For a full listing of Bike Month activities, visit norfolkbikemonth.com

Be sure to tag us in your bike posts in May with #nfkbikemonth and #downtownlikesbikes for the chance to win bike gear from local cycle shop East Coast Bicycles. DNC Ambassadors will be handing out prizes to anyone caught riding downtown! 

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