Earlier this week, Dottie mentioned all the awesome events going on in Chicago for National Bike Month. We’ve got lots going on here in Nashville, too! Last Sunday, I led a Bike Brunch + MetroCenter Ride, which miraculously was rain-free. Also a miracle: That another cyclist came by, the first we’d seen all day, just in time to take this photo.
MetroCenter Ride crew
Next week is the biggest week yet: Wednesday is the Ride of Silence, Friday is Bike to Work Day, and Saturday is the Tour de Nash! We just found out that Mike Wolfe from “American Pickers” will be leading the Family Ride. I’m hoping he’ll be on some sort of awesome vintage machine…
Check out the calendar for more details on those and other events.
Here in Nashville, we’ve had lovely weather for bike riding, but other than that, my trips have been pretty routine.
Especially when compared to the pictures my dad has been sending me from California.
Santa Monica Pier at night
Looking up at LAX
The daily commute and trips to the usual drinking hole by bike are fun, but after 3+ years they’re not especially glamourous. Luckily, here in Nashville there are about to be plenty of opportunities to shake up your routine. For Bike Month (May, if you don’t know!) Walk/Bike Nashville has compiled a calendar of events taking place around the city, and encouraging people to create their own events. I’m leading a ride from 12South to Edgehill Village and back for pizza, dessert and drinks—a progressive dinner of sorts—on May 13, but I’m also looking forward to the Cinco de Mayo ride.
Anyone else felt the need to spice up their cycling routine lately? Is your city doing anything exciting for National Bike Month?
It’s easy. There are three main categories, and six events in each category. Complete events in each category over a three week period, and tell us about it via blog post link or email, plus photo addition to our Summer Games Flickr Pool. Entries must include a story and a photo of each event you complete. If you enter via a post on your own blog, please link to this announcement in your entry, include one of our badges and let us know via email.
Anyone who completes at least two events in each of the three categories will be entered to win the Batavus BuB by random drawing. We’re also giving away prizes as readers complete each category.
Like many U.S. cities, Nashville is celebrating National Bike Month with a Bike-to-Work Week this week. So far I’ve been able to participate with pleasure thanks to some beautiful weather.
Our Bike-to-Work Week culminates with an official Bike-to-Work Day on Friday (Nashvillest has deets) and the Tour de Nash. I knew I couldn’t make the tour (going to pick up the Batavus, FINALLY) but I was really looking forward to participating in my very first Nashville group bike ride and meeting some local fellow commuters. Unfortunately work is calling me to Alabama a day early. If you’re in Nashville, get out there to the Schermerhorn, mix and mingle, and let me know how it went! We need to do this more than one day a year.