The month of May marks the Santa Barbara South Coast’s CycleMAYnia, a culmination of thirty-four bicycling events organized by the community, for the community. Whether you are into riding on paved roads, off road, to work, school or play, CycleMAYnia has something for everyone in the month of May. Join us as we celebrate the joys of bicycling for a cleaner and healthier community and planet and just for fun.
CycleMAYnia hosted by SBCAG Traffic Solutions and most of all our growing vibrant bicycling community!
The CycleMAYnia festivities started off on May 1st with the first day of the National Bike Challenge, a five-month team-based casual competition geared for both novice and expert cyclists that want to ride as much as possible for fun, fitness and good fortune from May 1st through September 30th. Workplaces and teams compete locally and nationally for prizes and glory. The National Bike Challenge aims to unite 75,000 people in riding 35 million miles. If you’re not ready to commit to five months of cycling, you can just join the National Bike Challenge for the month of May and qualify for some great prizes offered by Traffic Solutions. For more info go to http://cyclemaynia.ning.com/events/challenge2015.
Wednesday, May 6th is National Bike to School Day and the COAST Safe Routes to School program is coordinating numerous bike to school day events throughout the South Coast. New this year, is a Santa Barbara City College Bike to School Day Breakfast hosted at the new Bici Centro campus bike shop. On May 7th is the monthly Bike Moves costume theme ride meeting at Vera Cruz Park in Santa Barbara at 7:30 PM and riding up and down State Street. The costume theme is Bike Prom, so pull out your old prom dress or fluffy tuxedo and ride up and down State Street in style, then have a slow dance at the pier before heading to the Bike Moves After Party at Bici Centro for some more dancing and merriment, hosted by SB Bike.
On May 9th if you are willing to journey to Santa Barbara’s North County, check out the first annual Guadelupe Ciclovia (their version of SB Open Streets), for car free bicycling through town with healthy activities and festivities along the way. Also on May 9th is a great opportunity to learn the basics of Mountain Biking at Tuckers Grove County Park hosted by the Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Trail Volunteers.
The week of May 11 – May 15th is Bike to Work Week, with eight celebrations throughout the South Coast. Goleta residents and commuters can attend a different event nearly every day that week starting off at Goleta City Hall on Monday for a waffle breakfast, Old Town Goleta at Yardi on Tuesday for more breakfast treats, UCSB on Wednesday for bicycle shaped pancakes and topping it off with some afternoon refreshments at Bicycle Bob’s in Old Town Goleta on Friday afternoon.
More fun cycling events will follow in the month of May including, overnight bicycle touring, more classes and the grand finale CycleMAYnia Talent Show on June 4th in Downtown Santa Barbara. For a full calendar of events go to www.CycleMAYnia.org or call 963-SAVE.