collar_duo_SILO_001aThe best month of the year is right around the corner! May is National Bike Month, and cyclists new and old will celebrate across the country by biking to work and participating in other awesome events that promote the benefits of cycling. Here at Thomson Bike Parts, we’re excited about a few events in particular.

Win a Seatpost & Collar!

We’re celebrating National Bike Month by giving away an Elite seatpost and collar to one lucky winner! We will post contest details on May 2 on our Facebook page. Stay tuned!

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Bike to Work Week begins May 16 and culminates with Bike to Work Day on May 20. This is one of the biggest events in National Bike Month, and many people have discovered a love for biking after participating in past Bike to Work Day festivities.

According to The League of American Bicyclists, 40% of all trips in the U.S. are less than two miles. If you live near your office, biking to work is a healthy and eco-friendly way to get to work. Plus, it’s pretty fun. Thanks to Bike to Work Day and other initiatives, bicycle commuting increased 105% from 2000-2013.

Bike to School Day

Bike to School Day, hosted by the National Center for Safe Routes to School, will take place May 4. This event began in 2012 as a sister event to Walk to School Day, celebrated in October. Bike to School Day promotes the importance of designing and maintaining safe biking and walking routes to and from schools so children and parents can commute in a secure, eco-friendly way.

CycloFemme

Mother’s Day isn’t the only important celebration happening on May 8. That same day, men and women across the U.S. and around the world will participate in rides to promote and empower women and women’s cycling as part of CycloFemme. Learn more or register a ride.

Plan Your Own Event

It’s never too late to plan a National Bike Month event. Visit The League of American Bicyclists’ website for a step-by-step guide to creating a successful event for your business, community, or group. If you’re already planning an event, add it to the national listing.

What are your National Bike Month plans? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!