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Bike Month

Bike Month recognizes the important role bicycles play as a means of travel and popular form of recreation for Rockville residents. Bicycle use contributes to greater health and wellness, lower motor vehicle emissions, and increased road and parking capacity.

The Mayor and Council proclaimed May 2017 Bicycle Awareness Month at their May 1 meeting. 

2018 Bike Month Events
For all Bike Month events, please make sure to be safe out on Rockville's roads, and remember to bring your helmet. State law in Maryland requires bicycles riders 16 and younger to wear helmets. In Montgomery County, riders 18 and younger must wear helmets.

See the state of Maryland's website on bicycle helmet safety to find out more about the lawand fitting your helmet properly.

Tour de Cookie
Saturday, May 5 @ 8 am - Meet at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus (9601 Medical Center Dr)
Join the Tree House for a 12-, 27- or 43-mile bike ride to collect cookies and enjoy the scenery, while raising awareness of child abuse prevention. Register to ride at www.TreeHouseTourDeCookie.com or call 240-777-4380

Bike Month Kick-off Ride
Sunday, May 6 @10 am - Starts at City Hall (111 Maryland Ave)
Join Rockville officials and your neighbors on a casual bike ride to celebrate National Bike Month. This will be a 6-mile loop exploring some the city’s extensive and diverse bicycling infrastructure, including a few paths, bridges and tunnels, using multi-use trails and quiet residential streets.

Bike to School Day
Wednesday, May 9
Start a celebration or event at your school!
Montgomery County requires anyone under age 18 to wear a bicycle helmet when riding or being carried on a bicycle, including a bicycle with training wheels, on a public street, right-of-way, sidewalk or bicycle path in the County.

Ladies Night Out at Trek Bicycle Store
Wednesday, May 9, from 7 pm to 9 pm - At Rockville Trek (5750 Fishers Lane)
Meet fellow cyclists and hear from female bike mechanics, group ride leaders and women bike advocates. Get hands-on experience with 20-minute rotating clinics. Save the date! Registration details to come soon.

12th Annual Rockville Ride of Silence
Wednesday, May 16 @ 7 pm - Meet at Town Center, in front of library (21 Maryland Ave)
Bring a helmet and bike for a 10-mile police-escorted ride through neighborhoods to honor those who have been killed or injured on a bicycle. Riders must be comfortable riding on streets with traffic and ride approximately 10 miles in one hour.
Check www.rideofsilence.com for additional information on this international event.

National Bike to Work Day
Friday, May 18 @ 6:30 am
Celebrate bicycling as a clean, fun and healthy way to get to work. Stop at the two city-sponsored pitstops in Rockville Town Center and in Fallsgrove to receive a free t-shirt, refreshments, door prizes and inspiration before you ride to work. Register online at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org