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Bike Month: May 2018

Posted April 13, 2018

May is National Bike Month, and there is no better place to celebrate than in San Luis Obispo. Join fellow mountain bikers, cyclists and recreational riders in one, or all, of the many themed events and rides taking place throughout the month of May.

National Bike Month Events in San Luis Obispo

May Day Bike Breakfast | May 1

GH Sports, 3765 South Higuera Street #100, San Luis Obispo

The 5th Annual May Day Bike Breakfast is set to kick off Bike Month on Tuesday, May 1, from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at GH Sports. Participate in fun activities for a chance to win GH Sports gift cards and other prizes. Then recharge at the coffee and tea bar, and grab your complimentary to-go snack bag before you hit the road.

Bike Happening | May 3

Mission Plaza, Downtown San Luis Obispo

Dust off your old cruiser or grab your fanciest wheels for SLO Bike Happening on May 3 from 9:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. This group ride has become a tradition in SLO and the group has grown from a few dozen, to a few hundred, friends. On the first Thursday of each month, visitors and residents of San Luis Obispo dress up according to a monthly theme and ride through the streets of Downtown San Luis Obispo. The theme for May 3 is “Pinstripes & Pompadours.”

May the Fourth Bike Breakfast | May 4

San Luis Obispo City Hall, 900 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo

Throw on your favorite Star Wars t-shirt and join fellow riders for a bike breakfast at San Luis Obispo City Hall from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Consider yourself warned… the toast may be on the dark side.

Friday Avila Ride | May 4, 11, 18 & 25

Meadow Park, 2251 Meadow Street, San Luis Obispo

Unwind with a casual ride scheduled for every Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. during Bike Month. Join the group for a fun cruise from Meadow Park to Avila Beach’s Mersea’s Restaurant, located at the end of Hanford Pier. Watch the sunset over the bay, then return with the group to SLO. Don’t forget your bike lights!

Pancake Bike Breakfast | May 9

San Luis Obispo Fire Department, 2160 Santa Barbara Street, San Luis Obispo

Bring your appetite to San Luis Obispo Fire Station #1 for a delicious pancake breakfast, hosted by the San Luis Obispo Fire Department. The festivities take place from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

SLO Tweed Ride | May 12

Triangle Park, San Luis Obispo

Suit up for the 7th Annual SLO Tweed Ride. Riders will gather at 1:00 p.m. at Triangle Park for a fun, leisurely ride through town with a 20th century-attire theme. Break out your wool, knickers, and curled mustaches for this one. And, of course vintage bicycles are encouraged, but by no means required.

Flander’s Bicycle Bike Happy Hour | May 18

Flander’s Bicycle, 1951 Santa Barbara Avenue #D, San Luis Obispo

Make a toast to Bike Month and enjoy a beverage with your friends at Flanders Bicycle from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Cheers!

Flander’s Bicycle Swap Meet | May 19

Flander’s Bicycle, 1951 Santa Barbara Avenue #D, San Luis Obispo

On the hunt for new wheels or bike accessories? Join the fun at Flander’s Bicycle Swap Meet from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Bicycle Rodeo | May 19

Hawthorne Elementary School, 2125 Story Street, San Luis Obispo

Bring the kids out for a fun and educational opportunity to learn riding skills and safety tips, hosted by the San Luis Obispo Police Department. Following the clinic, there will be a BMX stunt show and a road ride through the neighborhood.

Complete Calendar

National Bike Month is a great reason to get out and experience life on two wheels. SLO is known as a bike-friendly city year-round. So what are you waiting for? Find your ideal accommodations in SLO and join in on the fun during Bike Month, May 2018. Don’t forget to #ShareSLO and when posting about your biking adventures in San Luis Obispo this May!