Bike Month in Davis

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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. A listing of the Davis May is Bike Month events can be found at:

davis_logoMay is Bike Month 2012

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: 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:

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: or contact David Takemoto-Weerts at (530) 752-BIKE or


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:


May 6 Bike Loopalooza 

Davis Bike Loop around Davis

10:00 am to 3:00 pm

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:

Please e-mail Patricia Price at: to volunteer. For more information, please visit: 


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 in Davis may include parent-led bike trains and other bicycle-related education and encouragement activities.  Local elected officials will be biking to Davis schools. Contact your neighborhood school for more information about planned activities or visit:


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:


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:


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: or e-mail:

May 18 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:


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 and is limited to 1,000 riders. For more information, e-mail:  or visit:


May 26 Tour de Cluck  

Begins at Central Park, 3rd & C Streets

9:00 a.m.


“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:


For more information, visit:

Other upcoming bicycling events not held in May include:

April 28 Bike Commute Festival

Presented by Ken’s Bike ‘n Ski

650 G Street, Davis from  10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


June 24 Livestrong Challenge Ride Davis

Central Park, 3rd and C Streets, Davis

Livestrong Foundation fundraising ride for cancer research.  Festival and exhibits on Saturday and Sunday, June 23 - 24.


August 10 Clips of Faith Film Festival – 

Central Park, 3rd and C Streets, Davis

New Belgium Brewing event benefit for Davis Bicycles!

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