National Bike Month Events in Maine

May is National Bike Month! We’ll be celebrating all over the state with a number of events.

National Bike to School Day on May 4th. Register your event with the Maine Safe Routes to School Program to get promotional materials and incentives to support your event.  Here is a list of bike/walk to school events happening in May:

  • Auburn, The Walton School – Walk to School Day on May 4
  • Bangor, The Downeast School – Daily Walking School Bus to school starting April 25
  • Brunswick – Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School – Monthly Walk & Bike to School Days through the year
  • Cape Elizabeth – Pond Cove Elementary School – National Bike to School Day event on May 4
  • Ellsworth Elementary Middle School – K-12 Walk to School Day on May 4, Bike Rodeo in May & daily Walking School Bus on one route to school
  • Gorham, Village Elementary School – Walk to School Wednesdays
  • Lewiston – Geiger Elementary School – Bike to School Day on May 4
  • Norway, Guy E. Rowe Elementary School – Daily Walking School Bus on one route to school
  • Portland, East End Community School – Daily Walking School Bus on two routes to school
  • Scarborough Middle School – Bike & Walk to School Day on May 4
  • South Portland, Memorial Middle School – Walk & Bike to School Day on May 4
  • Topsham – Woodside Elementary School – Holding weekly Walk & Bike to School Days on Thursdays this spring; All-School Walking School Bus on June 2
  • Warren Community School – Walk to School Fridays this Spring
  • York, Village Elementary – Weekly Walk to School Days on Wednesdays all spring

A number of bicycle education rodeos will be taking place in May.

  • 5/7 (rain 5/14), Bangor (10-noon) –  Walk and Roll @ Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse
  • 5/14/2016, Ellsworth – Ellsworth Elementary Middle School
  • 5/15/2016, Lewiston & New Gloucester (10-12 & 2-4) – Dempsey Challenge @ Norway Savings Bank Arena & Pineland YMCA
  • 5/21/2016, Waterville (9-11am) – South End Neighborhood Association
  • 5/21/2016, Guilford (10-noon) –  Guilford Elementary School
  • 5/22/2016, Portland (11-1pm) – Ocean Avenue Elementary School
  • 5/28/2016, Deer Isle (2-4pm) – Deer Isle Stonington Elementary School
  • 5/28/2016, South Portland (10-noon) – Kaler Elementary School
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