Get in Gear for National Bike Month

May is National Bike Month! The Department of Transportation and Parking Management is hosting a series of events to celebrate bicycling as a sustainable and healthy way to get to work — or anywhere you need to go.

  • On Tues., May 17, “Bike to Work Day”, will be celebrated with a “pit stop” hosted jointly by Reconnect Rochester and the University at the cycle track on Elmwood Ave., across from the main hospital entrance. Stop by any time between 7:30-9:30 a.m. to meet and chat with fellow cyclists and grab a free snack. At 8 a.m., Richard, Perrin, Commissioner of Environmental Services for the City of Rochester, will be at the Pit Stop to offer the Bike Week Proclamation. Monroe County Planning will be present to share info with commuters who are interested in the County Comp Plan and the Countywide Active Transportation Plan.
  • Tune into virtual classes offering 15-minute quick biking tips. Learn “How to Clean Your Bike Chain” on May 11, or “Learn Where to Park Your Bike” on campus on May 25. Classes are held noon to 12:15 p.m. via Zoom. No registration is required. See the full schedule of biking classes.
  • Check out the May issue of Green Commuter e-news for more news that helps students and employees get from place to place sustainably.