Traditionally, Bike Month has been a regional community celebration of biking as a healthy, economical and environmentally-friendly form of recreation brought to you by the Downtown Norfolk Council and the City of Norfolk. This year, we are still celebrating Norfolk's 10th Annual Bike Month because bicycling is more essential to our lives than ever. With less focus on biking to work, Bike Month instead focuses on riding “there” — whether “there” is to the grocery store for essentials or to the park and back with the kids. We are encouraging everyone to think beyond biking to work and move towards a holistic approach to integrating bicycling into as many aspects of daily life as possible. Here are a few ways to stay engaged with and celebrate Bike Month!
The Elizabeth River Trail Foundation knows you are missing group rides just as much as they are, and so they are posting a weekly cycling route highlighting the ERT and surrounding City bike lanes. Riders are encouraged to explore the route and share any pictures from their trip using #RideTheERT. Be sure to follow @norfolkERT on Facebook or @ERTnorfolk on Instagram to see each new route!
Many of Downtown Norfolk's restaurants are currently open for takeout and curbside pickup — which can easily be managed by bike! Why not get some fresh air and exercise while you're picking up grub from your favorite Downtown spot?
No bike? No problem. Pedego Electric Bikes is offering weekly rental discounts on their e-bikes for $125 for one bike, $200 for two bikes, or $250 for three bikes. This includes delivery & pickup service — that's right, they will deliver their Pedego e-bikes directly to your house! If you aren't ready to make a full week's commitment, Pedego is also offering a special Downtown Norfolk rental rate of $25 for 2 hours. They are actively sanitizing the store and bikes, are wearing masks and ask that others do as well, and are using hand sanitizer. Call 757-320-2400 to book your e-bike rental!
Just now beginning your love affair with cycling? With fewer cars on the road, now is the perfect time to get more acquainted with riding on city roads. Check out the City's Bike Network Map to plan your route!