2017 Bellevue Bike Month Activities

Washington Bikes Bike Everywhere Challenge!

Where: Everywhere!
When: May 1-May 31
What: The Bike Everywhere Challenge is a fun and free competition to encourage your friends and colleagues to experience the joys and benefits of riding a bike firsthand. The Challenge is not just about who can ride the most miles, but who can encourage the most people to give bicycling a try. Sign up as a team captain and lead up to 10 people (2 must be new riders). 

Intro to Bicycle Commuting (taught by Cascade)

Where: Bellevue City Hall
When: Tuesday, May 2, noon-1 p.m.
What: Cascade Bicycle Club presents the basics of urban cycling: clothing, gear, rules of the road, bike parking, etc. A pizza lunch will be provided. Email info@cywb.org to register. First come, first served.

Bike to your Vanpool Day

Where: Bellevue vanpools across the region
When: Tuesday, May 9
A vanpooler at heart you say? Choose Your Way Bellevue encourages you to make your commute even greener by biking to your vanpool on Tuesday, May 9th! You can park your bike at your meeting location or bring your bike along if your van is equipped with a rack. King County Metro and Community Transit have bike racks available at no extra cost to your van that can hold up to two bikes. Contact your King County Metro vanpool at 206-625-4500 or e-mail vanpool@kingcounty.gov; or your Community Transit vanpool at 425-353-7433 or e-mail riders@commtrans.org to find out more. Community Transit and King County Metro have racks available on a first come, first served basis. Share your photos by using the hastag #Bike2Vanpool and #BellevueBikes to tell us how it goes!

Bike to School Day

Where: Everywhere!
When: Wednesday, May 10
Join hundreds of riders in the Seattle area and thousands of other riders across the country on Bike to School Day. Bellevue students are encouraged to begin their school day with a safe and active commute May 10th and throughout the month! Visit http://www.cascade.org/bts for more information.

Eastside Captains' Bash, hosted by Choose Your Way Bellevue

Where: Whole Foods Bellevue, 888 116th Avenue Northeast
When: Thursday, May 11 3:30-7 p.m.
“Bike Everywhere Challenge” Team Captains and interested cyclists are invited to attend the Eastside Captains' Bash at Whole Foods Bellevue. Captains can pick up their Bike Month T-Shirt and other team bike swag, and everyone can participate in drawings, giveaways and more! Representatives from the City of Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond and Issaquah will be in attendance to share progress on bike planning and projects. Free bites and sample pours of wine, beer and cider will be provided. Email info@cywb.org to RSVP. All are welcome.

F5 Bike Everywhere Day!

Where: Bellevue Transit Center (Downtown) & I-90/Enatai Station, Bellevue
When: Friday, May 19, 6-9 a.m.

What: Visit Choose Your Way Bellevue at the Bellevue Transit Center celebration station to fuel up on Starbucks coffee, a light breakfast from Whole Foods and other bike swag! Gregg’s Cycles will be on site for minor tune-ups. Choose Your Way Bellevue will also support a station at Enatai near I-90. Visit https://www.cascade.org/celebration-stations to find more information about all the stations to hit up on your way to work.

6th Annual Redmond Bike Bash

Where: Redmond Central Connector Park (between Leary Way and 161st Avenue Northeast), Redmond
When: Friday, May 19, 4-7 p.m.
What: Music! Food Trucks! Bike shops! Beer garden! Give-a-ways! Bike Skills Clinics!

Emerald Bike Ride presented by Kaiser Permanente

Where: Start and Finish at Century Link Field, Seattle; includes a route through Bellevue
Sunday, May 28, 6 a.m. - noon
What: Join 10,000 people who bike this Memorial Day weekend for the second year of Cascade’s Emerald Bike Ride presented by Kaiser Permanente. This year's route will literally be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, giving registered riders the opportunity to bike on the SR 520 bridge, I-5 Express Lanes and the I-90 Express Lanes, all closed to vehicle traffic.
Choose from a 24-mile or 10-mile route option with limited elevation change, views that can't be beat and access to roads normally not available to people riding bicycles. This ride is intended to be accessible to everyone who enjoys riding a bicycle! Click here for registration information.

Lake to Lake Bike Ride

Where: Lake Hills Community Park, 1200 164th Ave Southeast, Bellevue
When: Saturday, June 3, 9 a.m.
What: An enjoyable, non-competitive recreational ride for the whole family. The routes take riders to and through Bellevue’s award winning park system exploring hidden treasures of Bellevue. Benefits the City of Bellevue youth camp scholarship fund. Ages 9 and up. Volunteers are needed.