May is Bike Month in Norfolk

The weather is warm and the pollen is (finally) starting to die down. So break out the bike! May is Bike Month in Norfolk and the city has planned a calendar of events to keep you healthy and moving on two wheels.

According to the website, “Norfolk Bike Month is a community celebration of biking as an economical, environmentally friendly form of recreation that enhances productivity and overall health.”

It’s planned by The City of Norfolk’s Department of Recreation, Parks and Open Space in collaboration with the Downtown Norfolk Council and HRT’s Traffix.

The month kicks off with a Downtown Employee Appreciation Event on Friday, May 1 at MacArthur Square. It’s a day of free events, activities and giveaways and it’ll include special giveaways for bike commuters. Additionally there will be a Bike Month vendor tent promoting biking and tutorials on how to use the new bicycle maintenance station in MacArthur Square.

There are ways to get your kids involved, too! Wednesday, May 6 is International Bike to School Day, and many of the events on the Bike Month calendar are kid-friendly.

For more information and ways to get involved, visit http://norfolkbikesummer.com/