Worcester Celebrates Bike Month With Family-Friendly Events!

May is National Bike Month

By Noelle Monaghan - Worcester Macaroni KID Publisher May 2, 2024

Get ready for an exciting set of bike-friendly events this May! Macaroni KID Worcester has been busy gathering all the information you need for National Bike Month in Worcester. We've compiled a comprehensive list of family-friendly activities, including group rides, safety workshops, and more. Stay tuned as we update this list regularly with new events. Don't miss out on this celebration of cycling - mark your calendars and join us for a month of biking fun!

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Saturday, May 4

Gear Up for Bike Season: A Comprehensive Bike Education Presentation


Join us for an informative session designed to equip cyclists of all ages with the knowledge and skills they need for a safe and enjoyable biking season, just in time for Bike Month. Our presentation covers essential topics such as bike safety protocols, appropriate attire for various biking conditions, troubleshooting techniques for handling flat tires, and strategies for planning safe biking routes. Whether you're a seasoned rider or new to the biking scene, this presentation will provide invaluable insights and practical tips to enhance your biking experience while prioritizing safety. Don't miss this opportunity to gear up and pedal into the season with confidence! Space is limited; Registration Required; FREE

Saturday, May 4

Fun Community Bike Ride (18+)


Slow, easy ride on the Blackstone River Bikeway and boardwalk, less than 5 miles. No one gets left behind. Open to anyone over 18 with a bike and a helmet. Arrive at 12:30 p.m. for a free bike checkup and tips on group riding. Ride starts at 1 p.m.

Saturday, May 11

Worcester Bike Swap!


Break out the bin of bike parts, biddons, and other bike gear, and come to swap and sell with your fellow bicycle enthusiasts. This event is open to all - from the experienced racers to those looking for their first set of training wheels. A morning to kick the tires, ring the bells, and be surrounded by bikes. Saturday, May 11th, 9AM-1PM Free to shop! $20 to sell! A fundraiser with free bike check-up by Worcester Earn-a-Bike. No Registration Required. FREE to shop

Wednesday, May 15

Worcester Bike Breakfast


Celebrate Bike to Work Week and roll on down to the Worcester Bike Breakfast on Wednesday, May 15th! Join MassBike and CMRPC any time between 7:30am and 9:30am to enjoy coffee, food, and company! Did you know that the last time we had a bike breakfast in Worcester was in 2015? We're bringing this tradition back this year! The rain date for this event is Thursday, May 16th.

Wednesday, May 15 - Sunday, May 19

Art of the Bicycle


Wed May 15th - Sun 19th, Daily 12 - 4pm. PopUp Gallery at the Jean McDonough Arts Center, 20 Franklin st., Worcester, MA. Reception Fri May 17th 5pm - 9pm.
The Art of the Bicycle is an interactive, multimedia presentation that will have you seeing the ubiquitous, everyday bicycle in a new way. FREE

Saturday, May 18

Worcester Bay State Bike Month Celebration


Join MassBike and CMRPC to celebrate Bay State Bike Month in Worcester! Celebrate MassBike's first cohort of riders as they officially finish their participation in the Worcester E-Bike Program. Bring your bicycle and a helmet- there will be snacks, raffles, free bike lights, and a fun group ride. Registration required. FREE

Wednesday, May 22

PBS bike documentary "Major Taylor: Champion of the Race"


"Major Taylor: Champion of the Race," a new documentary from Indiana Public Media, will be shown at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2024, in the Saxe Room of the Worcester Public Library. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the producer/director, Todd Gould; Major Taylor's great-granddaughter Karen Brown Donovan; historian Dart Adams; and others. The one-hour documentary explores the life and legacy of the fastest bicycle rider in the world at the turn of the 20th century, featuring interviews with noted historians, athletes, and social justice advocates. Passages from Major Taylor's autobiography are voiced by Grammy-winning jazz musician Branford Marsalis. Registration required. FREE

Know of a Bike event not listed here? Submit an event here to be added to the list!

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