Ride and Celebrate with Us During Bike Everywhere Month

  • May is Bike Everywhere Month presented by Microsoft and we have a full calendar of events and rides for you!
  • Rescue food, explore rail trails, bike to the Sounders (and park free), commute by bike, smash free donuts, and watch a new bicycling documentary.
Riding my electric cargo bike is my favorite thing

Paul Tolmé

Bikes are for carrying flowers

Cascade kicked off Bike Everywhere Month presented by Microsoft with a huge gathering of community leaders, bicycling advocates, and happy bike commuters at our Bike Everywhere Lunch. We celebrated the champions who are fighting to make our streets safer for all and showed a video that showcases how a new protected bike lane has changed lives along the Duwamish Trail and into West Seattle.

Check out the photo gallery on Flickr and at the bottom of this post to see the smiles and bike styles of the folks who pedaled to the event.

Bike commuters are happier

Celebrate Bicycling all Month Long

Established in 1956, National Bike Month is celebrated from coast to coast as an opportunity to highlight the benefits of bicycling and to encourage more folks to saddle up and try biking for transportation, health, sustainability, and fun.

Whether you live in Seattle or Spokane, Port Angeles or Pullman, we encourage you to give biking a try in May. Here are some of the events, celebration stations, and rides where we hope to see you this month.

Bike commuters are happier

Rescue and Deliver Food by Bike  

An estimated 30 to 40 percent of food is wasted in the United States, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. It’s a national shame in a world where hunger afflicts many and the energy used to grow and produce that food instead worsens the climate crisis.

Happy Pedaling Relief Riders

You can help by joining a Pedaling Relief Project ride in May. By partnering with Seattle supermarkets and multiple food banks, we have rescued and delivered more than 1.2 million pounds of food and essential supplies by bike.

Sign up for a Pedaling Relief Project ride on May 4, May 10, May 23, May 25, May 26, May 30, or see more dates on the project page

Bike over the West Seattle Bridge–Car-Free!

On Sunday, May 5, thousands of people will gather for the bike ride with killer views and car-free highways: the Emerald City Ride supported by Western WA Honda Dealers.

Emerald City Ride logo

Don’t miss this unprecedented opportunity to bike over the West Seattle Bridge, which the city and state have closed to cars for two hours on Sunday morning. Registration closes Thursday, May 2, at 11:59 p.m.

Register for Emerald City Ride supported by Western WA Honda Dealers 

Bike to Work Day

Free pastries, coffee, socks and swag? Yes, that’s the plan on Friday, May 17, when Cascade will host its annual Bike Everywhere Day Celebration Station in Fremont. 

Bike commuters are happier

For East Siders, we are hosting a Celebration Station in Redmond on May 17 at the intersection of the 520 Bike Trail and NE 51st St.  

Come smash some donuts, get your caffeine buzz on, and celebrate bike commuting with community members who pedal rather than drive. 

For after-work bike commuters, you can pedal to South Lake Union Park (next to MOHAI) on Wednesday, May 22 from 4 to 6 p.m., when Cascade is supporting Commute Seattle’s celebration station. Win prizes, munch free food, score a free bike helmet and some bike lights. Details here.   

Tacoma and Pierce County Bike Month Events

Live in Tacoma? There are tons of bike events from which to choose. May 19 offers the chance to “get gritty” during the Destiny Dozen Hill Challenge–a fundraising ride for our friends at Second Cycle. 

Second Cycle is also hosting a Fem Trans Women event on May 5 and an Intro to Bike Polo on May 9. Check out the Second Cycle Bike Month events here, and the City of Tacoma’s list of Bike Month events here.

free Sounders bike parking

Bike to Soccer–and Park Free

Why endure the frustrating drive and expensive parking when you can bike to Seattle Sounders FC home games? Thanks to a partnership with Rad Power Bikes and the Sounders, Cascade is offering complimentary and secure bike parking at 14 games at Lumen Field this season. 

Park your bike with us on May 12 when the Sounders take on archrivals the Portland Timbers, and on May 15 when Real Salt Lake is in town. See all the complimentary bike parking dates here. 

Learn about Rail Trails at Town Hall Seattle

Did you know that Seattle’s Burke-Gilman Trail, which Cascade was instrumental in creating, helped inspire a national movement to turn old disused railroad lines into multi-use trails and bike paths? 

Bike Everywhere Month presented by Microsoft is a great excuse to explore the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail, the Willapa Hills Trail, the Eastrail, and our state’s abundant rail trails.

Join us on May 23 at Town Hall Seattle when Cascade will moderate a conversation with author and Rails-to-Trails Conservancy co-founder Peter Harnik, who will discuss his book, "From Rails to Trails: the Making of America's Transportation Network.”

Harnik will be joined by Katy Ricciutio, of LID-I5, a Seattle organization dedicated to connecting neighborhoods bisected by Interstate 5 through Seattle.

Film Screening: The Best Sides of Cycling

On May 29, Cascade is partnering with Ampersand Bikes Club, Best Side Cycling, and documentary filmmaker Philip Thangsombat for a screening of the film “The Best Sides of Cycling” at our headquarters in Magnuson Park. The film tells the inspiring story of Best Side Cycling founder Hanoch Yeung and how bicycles have strengthened the bond between him and his father.

Best Sides of Cycling starring Hanoch Yeung

After watching the short film, we will host a Q&A with Thangsombat, Yeung, and members of Ampersand Bikes Club. Mark your calendars for May 29 and sign up here for this sliding-scale fundraiser for Ampersand and Cascade. 

Ride Your Bike–and Check out our Bike Everywhere Lunch Photo Album

Need a riding buddy? Cascade’s volunteer ride leaders offer Free Group Rides 365 days a year throughout the Puget Sound region and beyond. 

And check out more photos in our Flickr album of the bike styles and smiles from our Bike Everywhere Lunch. The annual event, held this year on April 30, is a Who’s Who of influential and important members of our bike community.

Bike commuters are happier
Tom Fucoloro and Doc Wilson
Bike commuters are happier

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