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MAY IS BIKE MONTH!  Check out our 2022 Bike Month Calendar, packed with classes, rides, and events. This year's theme:  Bikes for Transportation, Bikes for Fun. 

    

Make the Bike-To-It! Pledge to take one or more bike trips for transportation during Bike Month. There will be prize drawings/awards for Individual riders and Groups (household, club, troop, workplace, school) that help us reach our goal of 350 trips.  Record your trips on paper or use online logging - whichever works for you.   Learn more.  

    

May also marks the opening of the 7th annual Simsbury Bike Challenge (May 1 - Sept. 30).

   

Show your support for a bikeable Simsbury by attending the Board of Selectmen Community Ride on TH., May 19 at 5:00 pm. We'll take a casual 5 mile ride on the multi-use trail.  We hope you will ride with us!

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Calendar Highlights​​​​​​​

  • Wed., May 4 - National Bike and Roll to School Day

  • Th, May 12, Fixing a Flat Workshop

  • Th., May 19 - Selectman's Community Ride

  • May 20 National Bike to Work Day

  • Sat., May 21 - Pedaling Bikes & Books

Get Involved

Please consider helping us with our bike  advocacy work.  We can match your interests and availability to our volunteer opportunities.  Contact us! 

 

Safety

Please follow the rules of the road, trail etiquette and CDC guidelines when cycling on our roadways and trails. If you would like to improve your cycling skills, virtual and on-bike classes and online resources are available.  Learn more. 

 

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Simsbury Bike Challenge

Ride With Us May - Sept. 2022   

After a successful 2021 season logging 65,627 miles in the National Bike Challenge, we're back!  Join us as we set personal goals, encourage one another to ride, and support local bike advocacy. We hope you will ride with us in 2022!

  

Returning SBC Participants

The 7th annual Simsbury Bike Challenge is open to adult and teen riders who live, work, volunteer or regularly ride in Simsbury. This fun, free activity involves logging bike trips on the Love to Ride platform.  Ride information may be entered manually or by syncing from  fitness apps Strava or Map My Ride. Riders set personal goals, participate in an online community, and compete for prizes and awards.  Most prizes are by random drawing!    Register at Love to Ride and join Group/Club  Simsbury.Bike. 

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Tips for using Love to Ride

Love To Ride is a free online platform for logging bike trip information and encouraging biking through online community connections, goal-setting, and friendly competition using leaderboards and challenges.

Love to Ride's Challenges

Registered riders participate in our local challenges (SBC, Bike-To-It! Pledge) and LTR's challenges like the National Bike Challenge and Bike Month Challenge, supporting bike advocacy at the national and local levels. 

  

Riders may also join other groups/clubs, ride with a Team for LTR's Bike Month Challenge, or just ride solo.  Join LTR

National Bike Challenge The National Bike Challenge (NBC) is a free, nationwide bicycle advocacy program to encourage people to bike for fitness, transportation, and recreation. Currently the NBC is sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and hosted by Love to Ride.  

Year Round Connections

The Love to Ride platform operates year-round, and many local riders also connect virtually through our Strava Club Simsbury.Bike.   

Join Strava Club Simsbury.Bike

   

Past Success

Since 2015, Simsbury has logged over 600,000 miles in the National Bike Challenge.  We continue to be the #1 club in Connecticut.

 

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For more information, contact 

Debbie at challenge@simsbury.bike.

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National Bike Month

National Bike Month celebrates all the reasons people ride — for fun, fitness, transportation, and health; and all the ways bicycling makes communities stronger —  like boosting the local economy and community spirit. 

    

Simsbury's annual Bike Month celebration includes events, rides, classes, safety campaigns, and more.  New in 2022, we are hosting the Bike-To-It! Bike Month Pledge event to encourage people to bike for transportation.  Join us as we Bike to Work, Bike to School, and bike for fun!

 
 
 

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