May 18 is Bike to Work and School Day - a day to celebrate the joy of bicycling.

If you ride every day, this is your day. You’ll see familiar faces on the streets and trails. If you haven’t been on a bike for years, but you’ve been thinking about getting going again, this is your day. You’ll have lots of company and plenty of encouragement. Many schools and businesses will be hosting celebration stations in the morning. They’ll be cheering for students, employees and everyone on two wheels. Check out the locations for this year’s stations.

At the end of the day, gather a group of friends from school, work, or wherever you are and bike to the Bike Party on Bay Street. We’ll have a beer garden, food trucks and crowds of people who love riding bikes! We’ve also planned lots of bicycling silliness for all ages. Check out our party activities, including tricycle races, bike polo, a bike photo booth and more. See more below!

Fun Activities to Watch and Join In

Tricycle Races

For many years, in celebration of Bike to Work & School Day, the City of Bellingham has hosted hilarious tricycle relay races in front of City Hall. This year the City will host their noon races and a race at the Bike Party on Bay Street. First heat will begin at 5:30. The evening races will include a family teams (2 adults 2 kids) and 9 and under kids teams.

Want to race? You’ll need a team of four racers and a child-sized tricycle. To register your team contact Kim Brown with City of Bellingham.

Bike Polo

Gold Sprint Stationary Bike Races

Bike Photo Booth

Bike Registration and U Lock Demonstrations

The City of Bellingham is celebrating National Bike Month with a local theft prevention campaign. Stop by the Bike Registration table for tips on how to properly lock a bike using a U-Lock. You can also get help registering your bike. If a bike is stolen it’s much more likely to be recovered if it has been registered. Registration is free!

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