City of Davis
A variety of Davis groups will be hosting bicycle events during the month of May and promoting the positive health, social and environmental impacts of bicycling. Here's what will be going on:
Million Mile May
The citizens of Davis and the entire region are part of a Million Mile May challenge to use bicycles to commute and run errands. By registering at: www.mayisbikemonth.com you can log your miles, win free prizes and track the number of pounds of CO2 and other pollutants that are prevented from entering the atmosphere as a result of people riding more than 1 million bicycle miles in the Sacramento region.
May at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame
303 3rd Street (corner of 3rd and B Streets) in Davis
Tuesdays through Saturdays in May
The US Bicycling Hall of Fame in Central Park will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays and during the Davis Farmers Market. Hours of operation are: Tuesdays through Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- General admission: $5
- Seniors 62 and up and Students: $3.00
- Kids under 5 free
Those who become members of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame will receive free museum and event admissions as well as other benefits. For more information: www.usbhof.org
May 5 - UC Davis Bike Auction
West Entry Parking Structure
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Preview bikes from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. Auction starts at 9:00 a.m.
You can choose from hundreds of used and “fixer upper” bicycles that will go to the highest bidder. Produced by the Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) at UC Davis and they will accept cash, check and major credit cards.
For more information go to: http://taps.ucdavis.edu/bicycle/auctions/ or call (530) 752-BIKE
May 6 - Legends Gran Fondo presented by Fuji
U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame
Start and Finish at Central Park, at the corner or 3rd and C Streets in Davis
Ride with living cycling legends Greg LeMond, Jeanee Golay, Nelson Vails, Ruthie Matthes, John Howard, Mike McCarthy, Jacquie Phelan, George Mount, Wayne Stetina, Stu Thomsen and others. This is a fully supported ride that benefits the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame. Gran Fondo (90 mile) and Medio Fondo (63 mile) distance options.
For more information and to register visit: www.usbhof.org
May 6 - Bike Loopalooza
Davis Bike Loop around Davis
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Donations accepted to defray costs
This family-oriented bike ride showcases the Davis Bike Loop’s proximity to schools. The event features eleven stations located on the bike loop between 0.5 and 1.75 miles apart. Families can check in at any of the stations to obtain a passport. With passport in hand, families can ride however far along the loop they want, stopping at the stations to get the passport stamped and to participate in whatever activity is available at that station. Small prizes will be given for kids that have at least three passport stamps and the highly-valued certificate of completion will be given to each child who completes the full 12-mile circle. More information: http://www.davisbicycles.org/wordpress/bike-loopalooza
Please e-mail Patricia Price at: firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer. For more information, please visit: www.davisbicycles.org.
May 9 - Bike to School Day
Davis Elementary Schools & Junior High Schools
Although Davis supports ongoing bike to school programs, May 9th is the first ever National Bike to School Day that encourages and celebrates biking to school. This year’s inaugural national event is supported by the National Center for Safe Routes to School. Bike to School day events can include bicycle safety education, parent-led bike trains, and other bicycle-related education and encouragement activities that celebrate the benefits of biking. Local elected officials will be biking to Davis schools. Contact your neighborhood school for more information about planned activities or visit: http://www.davisbicycles.org/wordpress/schools
May 10 - Capitol BikeFest
West Steps, State Capitol in Sacramento
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Enjoy music, ice cream, prize wheels, award presentations, and drawings for bicycles. Bring your bicycle for a free safety check. There will be safe, staffed Bike Valet parking, over 50 tables of information from bike shops, bicycle groups, public transit providers, clean air and walking organizations. Event sponsored by Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG), its transportation management organization partners, and the Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates (SABA).
For more information visit: www.mayisbikemonth.com/events.asp
May 16 - Bike Picnic in Park
Central Park, 3rd and C Streets
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Ride your bicycle to Central Park during Picnic in the Park at the Davis Farmer’s Market for displays, info and giveaways by the Yolo Transportation Management Association (Yolo TMA), UC Davis Bike program and the City of Davis Bike Programs. For more information, go to:www.yolotma.org.
May 17 - Celebrate Davis!
Community Park, F Street at Covell Boulevard
4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Bicycling is the best way to attend this annual event produced by the Chamber of Commerce and showcasing the best of Davis along with food and entertainment. Secure, free valet bicycle parking is available and don’t forget your light if you stay for the free fireworks show at 9:00 p.m. For more information see: www.davischamber.com/cd (Davis Patch will have a booth!)
May 18 - Davis Double Century Packet Pick-up and Pasta Dinner
Central Park and the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame
Corner of 3rd and C Streets in Central Park
Packet pick-up for the Davis Bike Club’s Davis Double Century will be from 4:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at the Farmers' Market area of Central Park, 3rd and C Sts., in Davis. The pasta dinner will be served from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, next to pre-ride check-in. For more information visit www.davisbikeclub.org/
May 19 - Davis Double Century
Begins and ends at Veterans Memorial Center, 203 W. 14th Street
5:15 a.m. until dark
This is the 43rd annual version of Davis’ nationally acclaimed 200 mile, one day cycling event produced by Davis Bicycle Club. Online registration is open at http://2012davisdouble.eventbrite.com and is limited to 1,000 riders. For more information visitwww.davisbikeclub.org/
May 26 - Tour de Cluck
Begins at Central Park, 3rd & C Streets
“The Tour de Cluck: A Bicycle Chicken Coop Crawl!” is presented by the Davis Farm to School Connection and offers participants the opportunity to visit a variety of Davis neighborhoods and chicken coops. The event benefits the Davis Farm to School Connection’s work to support local food in a healthy school environment. No tickets will be available on the day of the event. Tickets can be found at these local Davis business vendors: Avid Reader Books, Davis Food Co-op, Hallmark Inn Davis, Hibbert Lumber and Ken's Bike-Ski-Board. Tickets are on sale at:http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/243540
For more information, visit: www.tourdecluck.org/