May is National Bike Month and there are plenty of events in Baltimore to keep your wheels turning.
All month long the Bike Baltimore and CityCommute programs are hosting the Bike Month Challenge where participants earn points by bicycle commuting and participating in bike month events.
May 1 - Kennedy Krieger Institute's 7th annual ROAR starts at Oregon Ridge Park with rides of 5, 10, 25, and 50 miles. The fundraiser benefits autism research.
May 5 - Bike Maryland is hosting a bike commuting workshop at Race Pace Bicycles. Year-round commuter Tom Blanks will share strategies for riding safely in traffic, dressing and packing work clothes.
May 7 - The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) will hold the 13th annual Kinetic Sculpture Race at Baltimore's Inner Harbor. The eight-hour race covers 15 miles—mostly on pavement, but also including a trip into the Chesapeake Bay and through mud and sand.
May 15 - Southbound Roland Avenue will be car free from 8:00am - 1:00pm for the 3rd Roland Ave Cyclovia put on by the Roland Park Civic League.
May 20 - Bike commuting is easier than you might think and Bike to Work Day is a excellent excuse to give it a try. Cyclists will meet at several rally sites throughout the region.
May 28 - Patterson Park will once again be the stage for the festival of cycling that is BikeJam. In addition to a day of exciting races, the festival includes recreational rides, a bicycle stunt show and live music.