Here is the final version of my curated calendar for National Bike Month (through a Metro Atlanta lens). Below are links with more details (some still to be added).
There is obviously a ton more happening close to home, across the USA, and around the world. Enjoy your additional discoveries! There’s room in this movement for ALL of us — no need to be left out of the biggest bike boom since the 1970s!
Trust the journey,
League Cycling Instructor #5382
City of Dunwoody Sustainability Hero 2020
1st Survivor of Driver Charged with VRU Violation in Southeastern USA
Every day I take a leap of faith . . . and I look forward to the day when riding a bike doesn’t require one.
National Bike Month 2021 Curated Calendar Links
1 FreeBikes4Kidz Bike Collection at Bike Law Georgia
2 Black Leaders of Atlanta Bike/Walk/Run Tour
2 Brookhaven Bike Alliance Pedal the Parks
3 Atlanta Bicycle Coalition City Cycling Class
4 Bike Roswell Call-to-Action in Support of River Trails
5 Action Cycling Atlanta’s AIDS Vaccine 200 (throughout May)
6 Decatur Active Living’s Silver Spokes Adults Tricycle Classes (and More)
7 Bike Alpharetta’s Fun Greenway “Zen” Ride
9 Motherlode Movie for Mother’s Day!
10 Check Out Your City’s Rating on PeopleForBikes
11 Join Me for a #RollingWave* Sunrise Around the World and Keep the #BikeBoom Movement Going!
12 Meet #TodaysNice Stranger while Traveling at the Speed of Bike!
13 Discover USA’s Bicycle Friendly States, Communities, Businesses, and Universities! (Meet People Making It More Welcoming to Ride Bikes)
14 Metro Atlanta Local Bike Shops
15 Red Bike and Green Bikerversary
16 Bike Walk Dunwoody Family Bike Ride
17 Atlanta Cycling Fest (all week)
18 Southern Off Road Bicycling Association (SORBA) Virtual Summit
19 International Ride of Silence for Bike Riders Killed by Motor Vehicle Drivers
20 Virtual Tour of Atlanta Councilor Farohki’s Participatory Budgeting Successes! (Ride Story and photos still in development/ see route here)
21 National Bike to Wherever Day
22 Shop Local by Bike and Tag Photos #BikesMeanBusiness
23 Fall in Love with Atlanta with Bicycle Tours of Atlanta (21% discount for this Bike Month 2021 special tour)
24 7 Ways to Make Your City Better Right Now for People on Bikes
25 Virtual Tour of Atlanta Councilor Brown’s District — and His Big Idea! (Ride Story and photos still in development/ see route here)
26 Virtual Tour Combining Bike, Bus, Train, and Streetcar!
27 Youth Advocacy Tips (inspired by my new novel)
28 Find Out How to Become a Bicycle Mayor in Your Metro Atlanta City or County!
29 See TravelingAtTheSpeedOfBike.com for free routes, classes, tips, and more
30 Free In-Person Pedal Power with Pattie Basic Bike Skills Class for 3 women/teen girls (meet some previous students here)
31 Help Send USA’s #BikeBoom #Rolling Wave to Canada as They Start Their Bike Month!
Thank you for your support. 100% of proceeds from the sale of my book, Traveling at the Speed of Bike, as well as my original-art Artsy Bike Face Mask, are used to help more women and girls ride bikes.
Also, there’s a bib! You can order it here. See an adorable baby modeling it here. (Reminder: Kids don’t wait. They grow up. You can’t “feel like a kid again” when you ride a bike for the rest of your life . . . if you didn’t ride a bike as a kid. The time for change is now.)