May is National Bike Month and the perfect time to get out and ride with your family, co-workers and friends. You don’t want to miss out on all the great trails in our area. To get you started, this Thursday is National Bike to Work Day.
Work in Sacramento? Swing by the Capitol Bike Fest on the West steps of the State Capitol between 11am and 1pm for dozens of booths with everything you’d like to know about bicycling, staffed by cycling organizations and bike shops. You can enjoy music, ice cream and free bike safety checks on your lunch break. There will even be bike valet parking!
Live further from a bike trail? You and your family can still participate. From 6 to 10am, Sacramento County Regional Parks is hosting a Park ‘N’ Ride. They will waive parking fees at four American River Parkway locations to encourage people to try parking and riding along the beautiful American River Parkway. There will also be energizer stations at some locations with free coffee, bagels and juice and a chance for riders to purchase an annual pass to parks and be entered in a raffle to win a custom-fitted bike! Check out the online flyer for all the details.
Want to see how it’s done? Check out the Tour of California before it ends on May 23rd. The race was here earlier this week, but is moving down south. As my husband is an avid cyclist, he was there to catch all the action and took this video of the peleton riding through El Dorado Hills.
I was fortunate enough to see part of the race up close and personal. As I was sitting on the patio at Starbucks in Sacramento writing an offer for a client, the cyclists rode right past us. It was very exciting! Even if you missed it in person you can still watch, their website is impressive and allows you to watch the race live.
We are lucky to have so many beautiful trails; take advantage of them this month!