Since 1956, May has been recognized as National Bike Month. National Bike Month has been acknowledged through Mayoral Proclamations in Columbia within recent years. There are many reasons to ride a bike - whether it is for work, school, to save money or time, to preserve your health or the environment, or to explore your community, there are many ways to participate in Bike Month in Columbia.
This year, as with last year, Bike Month celebrations must be different. May is still Bike Month, and when more people ride bikes, life is better for everyone. We hope that those of you who celebrate Bike Month in typical years will continue to do so through virtual, solo, or safely distanced activities in May 2021, and beyond. May is also National Historic Preservation Month and the Planning Division will be highlighting the intersection of these two celebrations via social media. Check out our Celebrate in May website, and follow us @ColaCompass on Facebook or Instagram, you can join us as we celebrate May as both Bike & Preservation Month virtually.
National Bike to Work Week is May 17-23 and Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 21.
To learn more about how the City of Columbia is engaged in bicycle and pedestrian, check out Columbia Compass and the City's Bike & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC). You can also sign up here to receive email updates from the City of Columbia on transportation planning.