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Bike Walk RVA

Advocating for comfortable and connected places to bike and walk for people of all ages and abilities in greater Richmond. Biking and walking for everyday transportation should be accessible to everyone.

Bike Month was a Great Success

Bike month wrapped up to be the biggest it has ever been in Richmond, largely due to grassroots leaders like you who put on great events in their neighborhoods! Bike Walk RVA set National Bike Month, May, in motion with a Bike Month Volunteer social in April at which local residents could sign up to run bike themed events all month long using a big paper calendar. Events were fun and family-friendly, such as regular coffee rides, kid parade rides, the Donut Crawl, and more. We also used the calendar to highlight other bike-related upcoming events in the month of May such as Dominion Riverrock, the Cap2Cap Ride, public input meetings for the City of Richmond’s Bicycle Master Plan and Floyd Avenue “Bike Walk Street”, and the USA Cycling Collegiate National Championships. See photos highlights below of all the great goings-on from Bike Month in Richmond!

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The Bike Month volunteer social’s calendar to help fill the month up with fun!

Bike Walk RVA's amazing printed calendar and press release.

Bike Walk RVA’s amazing printed calendar and press release.

Public input meeting for the City of Richmond's Bicycle Master Plan.  Huge turnout and lots of excitement!

Public input meeting for the City of Richmond’s Bicycle Master Plan. Huge turnout and lots of excitement!

Bike Month social and seminar at MeadWestvaco to do so match-making (helping folks who live and work close together to meet each other to be resources of experience and encouragement) and to share tips for commuting by bike to work.

Bike Month social and seminar at MeadWestvaco to do so match-making (helping folks who live and work close together to meet each other to be resources of experience and encouragement) and to share tips for commuting by bike to work.

One of Bike to Work Day's six commuter aid stations with lots of food, coffee, information, and high-fives.  The high-fives were crucial due to all the rain!  Lots of thanks to Lamplighter Coffee, Starbucks, and Relay Foods for all the goodies!

One of Bike to Work Day’s six commuter aid stations with lots of food, coffee, information, and high-fives. The high-fives were crucial due to all the rain! Lots of thanks to Lamplighter Coffee, Starbucks, and Relay Foods for all the goodies!

Bike Walk RVA partnered with The Frontier Project to launch Business for Biking, a program to help employers encourage their employees to ride to work for prizes!  Giant bikes donated both a man's and woman's bike to spice things up, too!

Bike Walk RVA partnered with The Frontier Project to launch Business for Biking, a program to help employers encourage their employees to ride to work for prizes! Giant bikes donated both a man’s and woman’s bike to spice things up, too!

Ellwood Thompson helped us with their Envirocredit donation program!  Thanks Ellwood's!

Ellwood Thompson helped us with their Envirocredit donation program! Thanks Ellwood’s!

Bike Walk RVA got to met a ton of great, excited people at Dominion Riverrock.  We had a draft map of the Bicycle Master Plan handy to take public comment!

Bike Walk RVA got to met a ton of great, excited people at Dominion Riverrock. We had a draft map of the Bicycle Master Plan handy to take public comment!

We also had some amazing volunteers keep our table fun.

We also had some amazing volunteers keep our table fun.

The kids' bike parade in Bellevue had a great turnout.  Yuba Bicycles came out to demo their line of family and cargo bikes, too.

The kids’ bike parade in Bellevue had a great turnout. Yuba Bicycles came out to demo their line of family and cargo bikes, too.

Great turnout at the VMFA, the starting point of Bike Month's tweed/retro ride called the Dapper Dash.

Great turnout at the VMFA, the starting point of Bike Month’s tweed/retro ride called the Dapper Dash.

Huge turnout at the Floyd Ave Bike Walk Street open house at the Virginia Historical Society!

Huge turnout at the Floyd Ave Bike Walk Street open house at the Virginia Historical Society!

BOHO Cycle Studio held a special indoor cycling class to promote MORE BIKE LANES.  Lots of fun, and great turnout!

BOHO Cycle Studio held a special indoor cycling class to promote MORE BIKE LANES. Lots of fun, and great turnout!

Almost 45 people came out to the Ride of Shame: Donut Crawl!  4 donut stops and great times were had by all!

Almost 45 people came out to the Ride of Shame: Donut Crawl! 4 donut stops and great times were had by all!

We wrapped up Bike Month at Richmond Cycling Corps' Richmond Bicycle Studio for outdoor screening of Singletrack High, a documentary about Northern California's high school mountain biking league.  They are working to start a high school mountain biking league in Richmond for Armstrong High School!

We wrapped up Bike Month at Richmond Cycling Corps’ Richmond Bicycle Studio for outdoor screening of Singletrack High, a documentary about Northern California’s high school mountain biking league. They are working to start a high school mountain biking league in Richmond for Armstrong High School!

Thanks so much to everyone for making all these great events happen! We’re throwing a celebration at Legend Brewing this Friday, June 6 from 4-6pm to thank you for helping us raise the bar on Bike Month this year.