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Bike Month starts May 1

A pack of riders in the Tierra Bella Bicycle Tour sail along Hill Road in Morgan Hill April 23. Photo: Tarmo Hannula Avid cyclists, commuters,…

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A pack of riders in the Tierra Bella Bicycle Tour sail along Hill Road in Morgan Hill April 23. Photo: Tarmo Hannula Avid cyclists, commuters, cycling hobbyists, transportation planners, environmentalists and health advocates are getting ready to celebrate Bike Month in May, which features a variety of local organized events to promote two-wheeled pedal power.

Local events center around national Bike to Work Day and the Bay Area’s Bike to Wherever Days on May 20-22, but cycling proponents want everyone—including motorists and pedestrians—to know there might be a lot more cyclists on the roads throughout the month. Doug Hall, co-owner of Bike Therapy in Morgan Hill, said the growing regional efforts to promote cycling and walking in recent years—especially after interest boomed during the pandemic’s shelter-in-place era—are encouraging.

“There’s a lot more energy toward people using their bikes—not just for fun but also for transportation—so it’s good to see that extra attention to cycling,” Hall said.

Those efforts include “energizer stations” that will be set up by the Silicon Valley Bike Coalition on May 20, in conjunction with local cities and other agencies. One of these will be open in Morgan Hill from 11:30am-4pm, at the bike sculpture located in front of the Community & Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road. The stations offer hydrating drinks, snacks and minor bike repairs.

On May 4, Morgan Hill Unified School District, in partnership with the city, is promoting Bike & Walk to School Day at Los Paseos School. “Students will be encouraged to ride their bikes […]

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