May is Grand Valley Bike Month! Mesa County is encouraging residents to give up the keys on Wednesday, May 5 for Bike to Work Day, and bike for transportation. Whether you bike to work, school, or your favorite local spot, when you bike instead of drive there are many benefits including exercise, improved mental health, better air quality, and cost savings. When you bike for transportation, get rewarded with a number of Bike to Business discounts, check out Healthy Mesa County for a complete list of deals, biking tips, and Bike Month activities.
Pedal through May with a variety of programs and events:
- Lunch & Learn – Wednesday, May 5 at 12:00 p.m on the GROWL Facebook page.
- Ride Challenge – Riders are encouraged to bike all month and track their rides on LovetoRide.net. Compete for most miles or most consecutive days of riding.
- Weekly Selfie Challenge – Bike the Grand Valley! Try a different trail and bike route each week, snap a photo, and submit for a chance to win.
- Free in-person Community Events:
- Get Ready to Ride Bicycle Fair – Saturday, May 1, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Central Branch Library.
- Handlebars for Health – Saturday, May 22, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Colorado Discover Ability.
- Community Bike Night – Thursday, May 27, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Mesa Mall (JCPenney Parking Lot).
Bike Month is all about promoting biking for recreation and as a viable alternative to driving, which improves air quality, reduces traffic congestion, and leads to healthier lifestyles within our community. Information about Grand Valley Bike Month and a complete list of rules and official challenge details can be found on the Healthy Mesa County website.