National Bike Month was established in 1956 as a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and encourage more people to giving biking a try. Every May, cyclists in the Sacramento region pledge to ride their bikes and log bike miles on the May is Bike Month website for the chance to win prizes.

Calendar of MIBM Events in Davis

All Month: Davis Bike Fairies!

Davis Bike fairies will be spreading cheer to people who ride their bikes.  Bike fairies might leave a gift on your bike or hand you a special thank you for riding around Davis.  Get caught doing good!

All Month: Bike Commuter Challenge

Bike Commuter Challenge: All month long log your bike miles at mayisbikemonth.com and win prizes.  Each Tuesday, beginning May 10th, weekly prizes will be awarded to people who logged miles the previous week. Winners’ names will be announced via email and posted on mayisbikemonth.com.  At the end of May, Grand Prize winners will be selected from people who logged miles every week in May.  Good Luck Davis!

May 2nd: Bike To Work Commuter Station

Stop by the bike to work commuter station at Russell Boulevard and Sycamore Lane between 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. to grab a thank you and a treat for biking.

May 3rd: Bike Theft Prevention: Free Tile Tracker Installation

TAPS, UC Davis Police Department and Davis Bike Club will be installing free Tile Trackers to bicycles at UC Davis Farmers Market from 11:00-1:00. Recipients must bring their bike to have the trackers expertly mounted in discreet locations by trained volunteers. The installation process will be streamlined if recipients download the free companion phone app at www.thetileapp.com prior to the installation event

May 4th: Biking with Confidence: Hit the Road!

The final class in the Biking with Confidence series. A fun bike ride will be led by City of Davis bicycle instructors showcasing some bicycle infrastructure on and around campus.

May 6th: Biking With Confidence

Pump up your bike skills and confidence: Whether your riding is rusty or you are proficient on your pedals, this class will teach you how to ride your bike in traffic, the rules of the road, and tips to become a more predictable rider. This course is a combination of classroom and on-street instruction. Participants age 12 and older must bring a bike in good working condition, a helmet and water. Sign up at through City of Davis Recreation. The cost is $19. Class is at the Senior Center in the Activity Room from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

May 6th: UC Davis Bike Auction

The public is invited to attend the biannual University of California, Davis Bicycle Auction. Over 400 bikes will be available for sale to the highest bidder. The bicycles may be viewed from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. with bidding getting underway at 9:00 a.m. and lasting until all items are sold. For further information, call the UC Davis Transportation Services Bicycle Program Coordinator at (530) 752-BIKE (752-2453) or visit taps.ucdavis.edu/bicycle

May 6th: Tour De Cluck

Tour de Cluck is a fowl frolicking fantastic bike tour offering the curious chicks among us an opportunity to tour a variety of Davis backyard chicken coops.  Meet at Central Park, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Buy tickets and learn more about this event at: http://tourdecluck.org

May 7th: Bike Davis Loopalooza

This family-oriented bike ride showcases the Davis Bike Loop’s proximity to schools.  Ride the loop with friends and family from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and discover the nine fun and educational stations along the loop.  Learn more about this event and the Davis Bike Loop at: bikedavis.us/Loopalooza


May 9th: Third Street Block Party: Bike to Work Day Lunch

The City of Davis, UC Davis, Yolo Commute and partners want to thank you for riding your bike in Davis.  Join us on 3rd Street from UC Davis to University Avenue, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The first 100 people who show us that they signed up for the bike commuter challenge get a free lunch!   Stay for the prizes, music, and fun.  Food is provided by Yolo Commute and 3rd and U Cafe.

May 10th: Bike To School Day

Ride your bike to school and celebrate biking with your friends.  Check with your school to learn more about bike safety assemblies, contests, and more. Who will win the coveted Golden Wheel trophy this year? Find out more at: http://cityofdavis.org/city-hall/public-works/bike-pedestrian-program/street-smarts


May 12th: Davis Bike Lanes 50th Anniversary

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Davis bicycle lanes installed in 1967. As part of the City of Davis 100th anniversary, the founders of the Davis bike lanes will be recognized and a special museum display of historic highwheeled bikes will be on display. Free refreshments. 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame at 303 Third Street.

May 12th: Light the Night

The City of Davis, Bike Campaign, and Davis Police will be distributing bike reflectors and bike lights to people on bikes without lights at an undisclosed high-traffic intersection identified by the Davis Police Department on Friday, May 12 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The purpose for not sharing the location of the giveaway in advance is to focus efforts on people not using bike lights. Hint, we will be downtown!

May 17th: Ride of Silence

Join the Davis Bike Club at Ken’s-Bike-Ski-Board, 650 G St., for the annual Ride of Silence, where people on bikes take to the streets in a silent procession to honor those who have been killed or injured while biking. Arrive after 6:30 p.m. and be ready to leave at 7 p.m. Participants proceed no faster than 12 mph, wear helmets, follow the rules of the road, and remain silent during the ride.

May 18th: Celebrate Davis

Bike Valet! Ride your bike to Celebrate Davis at Community Park 4:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. and let the City of Davis, UC Davis, and the Bicycle Hall of Fame folks watch your bike while you party.

May 19th: Bike Davis - Bike Breakfast

Bike Davis, will be serving breakfast to bike riders on the Levee traveling between Sacramento and Davis from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.


May 19th: Street Food Rodeo

Bike Valet! Ride your bike to the Street Food Rodeo at Westlake Plaza (1260 Lake BLVD) 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and let the City of Davis and Davis Bike Collective watch your bike while you enjoy delicious food, music, and entertainment.  Find out more about the Street Food Rodeo at: http://www.thedavisdirt.com/street-food-rodeo-2/

May 20th: 48th Annual Davis Double Century Bike Ride

Did you know that the Davis Double Century bike ride is the most popular double century in California? Find out why and how to sign-up for this bike ride at: http://www.davisbikeclub.org/annual_events/davis_double_century.


May 21st: Bike Blessings at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis

Join the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis for their annual bike blessing.  Contact the church to learn more about this event www.uudavis.org.

May 24th: TGFS Picnic Bike Valet

Skip the traffic and ride your bike to the TGFS picnic! UC Davis Transportation and Parking Services will provide free valet bike parking from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Russell Field.

May 26th: Bike Party Davis

Let’s bike party! This is a fun-for-all-ages bike ride around Davis. Decorate your bike with lights and meet at Ken’s Bike-Ski-Board, 650 G St. The ride leaves at 8 p.m. Find out more on the Bike Party Davis Facebook page.


May 28th: Pathway Clean-up and Velo Party

Let’s celebrate biking one last time!  Everyone is invited to meet at Sudwerk Brewing at 2001 2nd Street at 12 p.m. for a pathway clean-up.  We will clean-up a section of shared-use pathway from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.  All pathway clean-up volunteers will receive pizza donated by Woodstock’s Pizza.  The Velo Party starts at 2 p.m. Find out more at sudwerkbrew.com/events/.