Thursday, May 26, 2011

It's been a great Bike month

As the month of May slowly comes to an end, we can already look back at a fantastic month of cycling related events here in Austin in celebration of National Bike Month.  There have been so many wonderful events and we'd like to highlight a few of them here.

Ride of Silence

Each year, a National Ride of Silence is held on May 18th to honor bicyclists killed by motorists, promote sharing the road, and provide awareness of bicycling safety.  This year's event in Austin was held to honor Andrew Runciman who was recently the tragic victim of a hit and run in Southern part of the city.  The Please BE KIND to Cyclists took part in this memorial ride and were proud to help honor this young cyclist.

Bike to Work Day

May 20th was National Bike to work day and as always, the city of Austin was buzzing with activity for this celebration of bikes.  Please BE KIND to Cyclists sponsored three checkpoints and were able to meet and interact with a whole bunch of cyclists making their way around the city.  The morning was overcast, but the smiles were sure shining on each and every cyclist who stopped in to see us.

How did you spend your Bike Month?  We'd love to hear your stories and have you share your experience with us.

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