The City of Napa is partnering with the Napa County Bicycle Coalition (NCBC) to celebrate National Bike Month with a full line up of activities to encourage all riders, new and experienced, to leave the car at home and hop on their bikes for the entire month of May.
Though Bike Month may look different from past years because of the ongoing pandemic, the NCBC is still hosting a number of safe and physically-distanced events to help residents get outside and put pedals to the ground.
Pledge to Ride: Start the month off by pledging to ride your bike during May and be entered for NCBC’s weekly drawing to win prizes all month long! Pledge to ride.
Family and Beginner Bike Routes: If you’re new to riding or have little bikers with you, use NCBC’s Bike Route Resource to find the perfect route for you or your family. Coming soon.
St. Helena Family Biking Workshop - Saturday, May 1: Load up the entire family and pedal over to the Family Biking Workshop, led by nationally-certified instructors, to learn (or get a refresh) the skills you need to ride comfortably and confidently around Napa. Sign up now.
Bike to Wherever Day - Friday, May 21: Now a safety-compliant event, Bike to Work (and School) Day has been transformed to Bike to Wherever Day so you can throw on your helmet and take a ride to the grocery store, work, a restaurant or wherever else. Local partners will be offering bike-in swag bag picks-ups to help plan your local bike route. Learn more.
Napa Farmers Market Bike Valet - Saturday, May 22: Looking to buy some fresh fruit or locally-grown veggies? Plan a morning bike ride to the Napa Farmers Market and take advantage of the free bike valet parking services so you can shop without worry. Learn more.
Napa Community Bike Ride - Saturday, May 22: What better way to reenter the world of in-person events than a physically-distanced community bike ride? Connect with the Napa community and start your morning off with a family-friendly bike ride starting and finishing at the Napa Farmers Market. Sign-up page coming soon.
While biking is great exercise and environmentally-friendly, it is important to make sure your equipment is working properly. Ensure tires are inflated, brakes are working, chains are running smoothly and you wear a sturdy helmet. Also, during your ride, make sure you obey traffic signals, signal turns to drivers, wear bright clothing and anticipate what drivers, pedestrians and other people will do ahead to keep your ride safe and enjoyable. Learn more about safe cycling.
Learn more about Bike Month and get involved at https://napabike.org/bike-month/.