Bike Month kicks off Friday!

May is Bike Month, and activities include group rides, free breakfast and a blessing of the bikes. Photo by Valentino Mauricio for the Austin American-Statesman

May is Bike Month, and activities include group rides, free breakfast and a blessing of the bikes. Photo by Valentino Mauricio for the Austin American-Statesman

Bike Month begins tomorrow, and the calendar is packed. (Free breakfast! A blessing of the bikes! Group rides and parties!)

For a full schedule, go here.

Highlights?

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  • The Rally for Respect kicks things off at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Texas State Capitol. Please Be Kind to Cyclists, CapMetro, Austin Police and more unveil a fleet of buses bearing banners that remind people about the Safe Passing ordinance and encourage cyclists to be VIP – visible, in the moment and predictable.
  • Bike to University of Texas Day is Friday.
  • Bike to Eat Week, when cyclists get a 10 percent discount at restaurants including Contigo, East Side Pies, Hyde Park Bar and Grill, Juiceland, Tacodeli and more, is set for May 1-7. Details here.
  • Black Girls Do Bike will host a celebration of cycling at 1 p.m. Saturday at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina Street.
  • Blessing of the Bikes is scheduled for 2:15 p.m. Sunday at University United Methodist Church, 2409 Guadalupe.
  • Bike to School Day is May 6.
  • St. David’s Episcopal Church, 304 E. Seventh Street, will host a free pop-up commuter breakfast for cyclists on May 8.
  • Black Girls Do Bike will lead a 10-mile CycloFemme Ride along the Brushy Creek Regional Trail, starting at 11 a.m. May 10 at Brushy Creek Lake Park, followed by a picnic. For details email bgdbaustin@gmail.com.
  • Bike to Work Day is May 15. Free breakfast stations will be up and running from 7-9:30 a.m. for cyclists, and a political pedal will start from City Hall at 4:45 p.m. A Bike Home from Work party is set for 5-7 p.m. at Cheer Up Charlie’s, 900 Red River Street.
  • Yellow Bike Project will mark its birthday with a group ride and party at 7:30 p.m. May 16. For more information go here.
  • Please Be Kind to Cyclists will host its Ride of Silence on May 20.

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