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Pedal Power to the People During Bike Month in May

Wheels of a bike

Rockville celebrates National Bike Month in May with rides to work and school and in memoriam, and neighborhood rides all summer long. The Rockville Bicycle Advisory Committee hosts rides throughout the summer. Find upcoming rides at

National Bike and Roll to School Day – Wednesday, May 8

Start a celebration or event at your school! Visit or check with your school to see how you can join in. Remember: Montgomery County requires anyone under age 18 to wear a bicycle helmet when riding or being carried on a bicycle, including a bicycle with training wheels, on a public street, in right of way, or on a sidewalk or bicycle path.

Bike Month Kickoff Ride – Saturday, May 11

Meet at 10 a.m. at City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave. Join Rockville officials and neighbors to celebrate National Bike Month. Pedal a casual 6-mile loop along multi-use trails and quiet residential streets to explore some of the city’s extensive and diverse bicycling infrastructure. The route includes a few paths, bridges and tunnels.

17th Annual Rockville Ride of Silence – Wednesday, May 15

Meet at 6:40 p.m. in front of Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave. in Rockville Town Square. Bring a helmet and bike for a police-escorted ride through neighborhoods to honor those who have been killed or injured on a bicycle. Riders must be comfortable riding on streets with traffic and riding approximately 10 miles in one hour. Visit for more details about this international event.

National Bike to Work Day – 6:30 a.m. Friday, May 17

Registration is now open at for all 16 Montgomery County pit stops, including stops at Dawson’s Market in Rockville Town Square and at Thomas Farm Community Center, 700 Fallsgrove Drive. Pit stops will have free snacks, beverages and bicycling giveaways while supplies last, and free T-shirts for the first 16,000 people in the Washington metropolitan region to register and stop by.

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