Create your own DIY Bike Event

Cascade Bicycle Club is rolling out an all-star line-up of events and activities for Bike Month. Now it's your turn! We invite communities, companies, and individuals to produce their own Bike Month events.

How to create a DIY bike month event:

1. Craft a creative concept

For example:

Rides

  • Kidical Mass ride around your neighborhood
  • A company ride with the CEO
  • Organize a ride with your elected official
  • Neighborhood bike-ability audit (locate potential hazards and issues for biking in your neighborhood, and report to your city or county)
  • A themed costume ride
  • Connect the trails ride for gaps in bike infrastructure
  • Neighborhood fun ride (could be a historical tour, a pub-crawl on bikes, a survey of local art)
  • Take your friends and family on one of Cascade's Free Group Rides

Events

  • Rally for a bike-related cause!
  • Please feed the bicyclists (organize a free breakfast or lunch for those who cycle to your workplace)
  • Kids bicycle rodeo (set up a course in a public open area and teach kids, and sometimes adults, bike road skills)
  • Bicycle Happy Hour or Bicycle Trivia night (get a local bar or pub to sponsor!)
  • Bike scavenger hunt (hide clues and have everyone meet up for a party at the end)
  • Bicycle-themed flash mobs
  • Bicycle fashion show at your work or school
  • An informal alleycat ride or race
  • Bicycle film night (organize with a local movie theater or student group)

Random Acts of Bike-ness

  • Group photos (post to your social media and blogs afterwards)
  • Hand out flowers to passing cyclists
  • Post thank you notes on parked bicycles and bike racks
2. Nail down the logistics.
  • Where: Find a convenient location for your event. Some events that use public space may require a permit. 
  • When: Chose a day and time that will ensure a good turn-out among your target audience.
3. Promote your event
4. Share your story!
  • We want to hear about your great event, and share it with others! Take photos or make a video. Tally attendance. Claim victory. Document hilarity.

Some great examples of fun from around the region: