Bike Month 2024

WHat is Bike month?

National Bike Month is celebrated during the month of May as an opportunity to showcase the advantages that come from bicycling-- both physically and mentally. Celebrating Bike Month is a unique opportunity for communities come together in educating and encouraging their residents to ride. The League of American Bicyclists officially declared "May is Bike Month" in 1956. 

Bike Month ChallEnge 

  • Celebrate National Bike Month with the Nashville Connector for the entire month of May!
  • Track you bicycle and e-bicycle trips staring Wednesday, May 1 through Friday, May 31. 
  • Register through the Nashville Connector Commuter Tracker and start tracking your trips! 
    • You must join the "Bike Month Challenge" to particapte. 

Important Dates

May 1 - WalkBike Nashville Bike to School Day 

May 5 - National Ride A Bike Day

May 8 - National Walk Bike & Roll to School Day

May 9 - Lunch and Learn with Bike Fun from 11 am to 1 pm

May 13 through 17 - National Bike to Work Week 

May 17 - National Bike to Work Day

May 18 -  Tour De Nash & Open Streets  

Events for Bike Month 2024 in Nashville 

Bike Commuting 101- Lunch and Learn 
  • Join the Nashville Connector and KJ Garner of Bike Fun on May 9 from 11 am to 1 pm for classroom style, hands-on training to discuss how to commute by bike. 
  • This Lunch and Learn will provide an overview on bike community and have tips and tricks on how to safely get to and from your destination.
  • Free lunch is provided-- registration required. 

Bike to Work Week Kick-Off Ride 
  • Join the Vanderbilt community, Vanderbilt's Office of Transportation and Mobility, the Nashville Connector, and Spin for a group bike ride on May 13, 12-1pm.  
  • This ride will take place on low-speed roadways in the Music Row area, and will showcase the protected bike lanes installed on 12th Ave S.
  • The ride is open to riders of many skill levels-- but baseline bike riding proficiency is required. 
  • This is a FREE event-- for more information and registration, click here

Bike to Work Day 

Join the Nashville Department of Transportation on Friday, May 17 from 7:30 - 9:00 am to celebrate National Bike to Work Day! Bike to one of the bike stops during your morning bike commute for a free cup of coffee and bikeway projects nearby!

  • Public Square Park - Stop by Public Square and receive a FREE boxed breakfast and FREE t-shirt. 
  • Chestnut/Edgehill
    • Northeast corner of 12th Ave S and Edgehill 
  • East Thompson 
    • Old Glenrose at greenway crossing
  • McFerrinPark 
    • Pedestrian Bridge landing (Marina) 

Nash Connector Sponsored Bike Ride with the Music City Dope Pedalers 
  • Come join us for a fun-filled bike ride around Nashville with the Music City Dope Pedalers!
  • This in-person event is perfect for both beginners and experienced riders looking to explore the city on two wheels. 
  • This is a Nashville Connector sponsored event.
  • Music City Dope Pedalers is a vibrant cycling group in Nashville, started by Nate McDowell of Brassville. MCDP aims to create an approachable and fun biking community in Nashville, catering to both seasoned and new riders.