Bike Month 2012 was a great success! We saw great participation in the Bike Swap and the Commuter Challenge and a robust list of community partners sponsored and hosted bicycling events throughout May. Thank you to the many cyclists who participated, we hope to see you out on the roads year-round and back again at Bike Month events in 2013!
Bike Month Event Highlights Included:
4th Annual Tacoma Bike Swap, sponsored by the University of Puget Sound and the Tacoma Wheelmen’s Bicycly Club: Over 1,000 people attended the Swap, participating in the days’s events. Downtown On the Go and MultiCare’s Mary Bridge Center for Childhood Safety fit over 130 helmets.
Bike Month Commuter Challenge, sponsored by REI: During the month-long Challenge, 408 riders logged 4,079 days and 52,486 miles.
Bike to Market Day, sponsored by Downtown On the Go: We connected attendees with valuable bicycle resources, including bike route assistance, bicycle safety information, and assistance with loading bikes on buses.
Zeit Bike: Letterpress Ride/Peek, Tacoma Art Museum: Dozens of people rode their bikes to the Third Thursday event.
Bike to a Better Tacoma: sponsored by GeoEngineers with valet parking by Second Cycle: Approximately 75 people were in attendance. The weather this May was frequently pleasant and it was lovely on the night of the event.
Recycle The Bike Night: Clips of Faith, The Red Hot: Over 100 people came to see Clips of Faith and celebrate Tacoma’s first on-street bike corral.