Celebrate Bike Month in the Lexington

A man riding a bike through downtown.

Take a ride on the new bike lanes along Vine Street. | Photo by Amy Wallot

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Get ready to spin some spokes, y’all. Bike/Walk Lexington has lots of wheelie fun events going on this week to encourage members of the community to clip in + get moving.
Things kick off this Sat., May 14 from 1-4 p.m. when the city will shut down a portion of Oliver Lewis Way for Streetfest. You heard that right — no cars, pedestrians only. Members of the community are invited to celebrate spring + shared public spaces by biking, scooting, walking, or dancing their way downtown.

The day will include family-friendly activities such as fitness classes from the High Street YMCA, a hula hoop competition, and a slow bike race. There will also be food vendors like Nathan’s Taqueria, drinks from Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company + more.

It’s not every day that a portion of downtown is blocked off from cars. Be sure to get out there + enjoy it.

The city is hosting a few more bike-friendly events around town this month, let’s take them for a spin.

🚲 Introduction to Commuter Cycling | Thurs., May 19 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 101 E. Vine St. | Free | Learn the rules of the road, bicycle route planning, cycling safety, hand signals + more. If you can’t make it to this one, there’s another opportunity on Sun., May 22 from 2-5:30 p.m.

🚲 Bike to Work Breakfast | Tues., May 17 | 6:45-9 a.m. | 101 E. Vine St. | Free | Pedal downtown for coffee, snacks + free tune-ups courtesy of Broomwagon Coffee and Bikes. If Tuesday doesn’t work, meet up for another bikes and breakfast event at the same time on Fri., May 20 at The Met. The first 25 cyclists will receive a $10 DV8 Kitchen gift card.

Check out Bluegrass Cycling Club’s calendar for more group rides + events or map your own adventure with Lexington Bicycle Map.

🚲 Where to get your own wheels

Bicycle Face, 331 E. Short | A bar + bike shop in one, it can sell, repair, and outfit you for your next two-wheeled adventure.

Broomwagon Bikes + Cafe, 800 N. Limestone | This cozy corner cafe and bike shop combo has a set of wheels no matter the terrain you’re tackling.

Pedal Power, 401 S. Upper St. | Lexington’s original go-to bike shop since 1973, check out the schedule of clinics + selection of electronic bikes.

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