Gulf Shores celebrates National Bike Month in May

By Melanie LeCroy
Posted 5/5/21

Dust off your bicycle and join the National Bike Month events planned in Gulf Shores. Mayor Robert Craft signed a proclamation April 20 proclaiming May 2021 as Bike Month.

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Gulf Shores celebrates National Bike Month in May

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Dust off your bicycle and join the National Bike Month events planned in Gulf Shores. Mayor Robert Craft signed a proclamation April 20 proclaiming May 2021 as Bike Month.

Gulf Shores City Schools students kick off the festivities with National Bike to School Day on May 5. There will be two meeting locations where children can meet to depart for school: Kids Park Playground area located in Sims Park and Meyer Park. Students meeting at the Kids Park Playground area will depart at 7:15 a.m. For students meeting at Meyer Park, the departure time will be 7:30 a.m. Participating students are expected to arrive to school at 7:45 a.m. There will be a return ride held after school. All participants should wear a helmet. Gulf Shores Police Department will be assisting with this event to ensure the safe passage of students.

National Bike to Work Week is May 17-23 and the official Bike to Work Day is May 23. The public is encouraged to put on their helmets and make their trip to work on their bike during throughout the week to celebrate National Bike Month.

“With Gulf Shores being names a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists in 2018, these events are essential to maintaining the status within our community,” Andy Bauer said. “This is an opportunity for us, the City of Gulf Shores, to further invest in our residents, both adult and children, by promoting a healthy lifestyle as we encourage a more active bicycling community.”

For more information on the events for Bike Month, visit www.gulfshores.gov/events or contact Andy Bauer at (251) 968-1151.