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Gear up for Lexington’s third annual Bike Month celebration

And don’t miss the marquee event, StreetFest, on Saturday, May 11.

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A man rides a bike on Vine Street.

Bike Month encourages the community to travel by bicycling through Lexington this month.

Photo by LFUCG

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Calling all cycling enthusiasts: Lexington’s third annual Bike Month begins today.

This initiative, held throughout May, celebrates riding a bicycle as a method of transportation, exercise, and fun — while reminding drivers to slow down, pay attention, and share the road.

Keep reading to learn what you can expect as Bike Month kicks into high gear.


Dust off your wheels for a good cause, Lexingtonians.

Photo by LFUCG

Trekking toward the goal

Whether commuting, riding for recreation, or just looking for a way to get your steps in, Lexington Fayette Urban County Government highlights biking and walking as two simple (and enjoyable) ways to stay healthy while reconnecting with your community + protecting the environment.

Initiatives like Bike Month work to shed light on these transportation methods and provide resources to assist in making Lexington a more walkable and bike-friendly city.

Ready to clip in and get moving around town? This local bicycle map is the perfect starting point to plan your route.


The hula hoop competition is sure to be a family-friendly favorite.

Photo by LFUCG

Celebrating in style

Scheduled for Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to noon, StreetFest closes a portion of Oliver Lewis Way (between High Street and Broadway) to allow pedestrians to bike, walk, scooter, or rollerblade on the street while enjoying games, competitions, and food vendors.

The festival’s main goal is to celebrate streets as shared public spaces. Don’t have a set of wheels to bring? Bikes and helmets will be available to rent.

Fun fact: This Lexington Area Metropolitan Planning Organization-sponsored event is modeled after the Second Sunday events held 10 years ago.

Wheelie fun events

Throughout the month, a series of in-person, virtual, and self-paced programming will be hosted by the City and community partners, including:

  • A strawberry lemonade ride
  • Smart cycling courses
  • A bike safety and maintenance workshop

Stay tuned for more updates. Pro tip: Sign up for Love to Ride to participate in challenges and win prizes. Grab your wheels and get movin’.