Bike Month Events Highlight Cycling Safety, Benefits

Warm weather makes May a great time to pump bicycle tires and dust off your bike helmet just in time to celebrate National Bike Month.

“Biking can be a fun, healthy and scenic way to get to work,” said Sarah Williams, NC State’s transportation demand management program manager. “We want NC State’s Bike Month to educate about the importance of bike safety, health benefits and environmental impacts.”

Bike Month events on campus include:

  • Bike Safety Lunch and Learn
    NC State’s Staff Senate Resource and Environment Committee offers this Tuesday, May 16, event from noon to 1 p.m. in the Lakes Room of Carmichael Recreation Center. Presenters include University Recreation, NC State Transportation, Campus Police and BikeRaleigh sharing their top tips for cycling safely. Register
  • Guided Greenway Bike Ride
    Meet in the breezeway of Carmichael Recreation Center on Thursday, May 18, for a noon to 1 p.m. campus bike ride exploring the Capital Area Greenway System. Bicycles are available to rent from WolfWheels for those who do not have a bike. Register
  • Bike To Work Day Pit Stop
    In partnership with the City of Raleigh, NC State Transportation offers free coffee, bagels and bike lights for cycling commuters on Friday, May 19, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. as part of National Bike To Work Day. The event will be on Hillsborough Street near Primrose Hall and the Memorial Belltower. No pre-registration needed.

NC State is ranked at the silver level in the League of American Bicyclists’ annual Bicycle Friendly University recognition program for cycling-friendly infrastructure such as bike racks on Wolfline buses, trails, bike lanes and sharrows, a campus bike rental program and storage lockers for bike commuters. Bicycle repair classes and campus maintenance stations are also available for students.