A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of interviewing Bike SLO County board member, Sara Della Ripa. Here are her highlights to watch out for during SLO Bike Month. For more events, including more bike breakfasts and Thursday’s Kidical Mass go to sloshift.org.
- May 8th – Bike to School Day – SLO County
Bike to School Day is an annual, nationwide event celebrated as part of Bike Month and organized locally by Rideshare’s Safe Routes to School program.
- May 8th – 7- 8:30am | SLOFD Pancake Breakfast | Location: 2160 Santa Barbara Avenue
Ride over and enjoy pancakes, coffee, and fruit with SLOFD (San Luis Obispo Fire Department.
- May 8th – 5p to 8p – Maker’s Night
The first of two Maker’s Nights at the Bike Kitchen. This is a craft night for people who want to create fashion show items to be featured in this year’s Bikes & Beauty event that will take place at the Guild Hall on June 1st – this year’s theme is Prom Night – so great ready to party. Tomorrow, bring supplies to the Bike Kitchen to work on any pieces that you’d like to submit!
- May 15th – Ride of Silence 7pm meet @ Bike Kitchen
People all over the world will be riding in silence on this day to honor those who have been injured of killed on bikes. The Ride of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph, wear helmets, follow the rules of the road and remain silent during the ride. There are no registration fees. Ride begins at Bike Kitchen in SLO and aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride is also a chance to show respect for and honor the lives of those who have been killed or injured.
- Friday, May 17th- Bike to Work Day!
Bike to Work Day is the biggest day in May celebrated at workplaces across SLO County! Multiple locations will host morning and evening stations for commuters with prizes and giveaways available.
Hope you all can get involved with SLO Bike Month! This is a fun event for the whole community. More fun events like: Pedal to Pizza, Pedal to Paella, Waffle Window and MORE on sloshift.org