This is your one-stop shop for all activities hosted during Bike Month in sunny Jacksonville, Florida. If you are organizing a bike-related activity, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with information and we will add it to this page.
Various bike clubs, organizations, businesses, and city officials are organizing several activities and will be listing them on this site. We will continuously add to, and update, this list throughout the months prior. Brought to you mostly by the local bicycling community and brought to you in part by the Jacksonville Bicycle Coalition, Zen Cog, the BPAC, and the Jacksonville Walking & Biking Advocates.
***The 2018 Event List is coming soon***
Get an idea of what went down in previous years
Social Rides and Cultural Events
All Month — Bike to Work – Whether or not this is organized by any entity is not an issue. Simply ride your bike to work… this month… or any other month. Or really whenever you wish ;)
All Month – Show your spirit! – Strap your bike racks onto your vehicles and keep them there all month (and maybe a bike-related bumper sticker or two). Let’s unite in solidarity with this one simple gesture and show all the Jax motorists that YOU’RE a cyclist and PROUD of it.
Don’t Art Walk, Art Bike – Don’t settle for driving, searching for a parking spot, and walking when you can ride your bike to Downtown Jacksonville’s monthly Art Walk event. Click on the link for tips.
BPAC Meeting – The City of Jacksonville’s Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee meets every first Thursday of the month to discuss regional bicycle and pedestrian planning issues. The public is always welcome to join and chime in.
Second Grade Bicycle Rodeo – By St. Mark’s Church. Contact the church for details.
FREE Community First Saturday Bike Tour – By e2Ride Bike Tours. Come see what is special about Springfield on the award winning e2Ride Bike Tours, 10:30am-1:30pm. Departs from Downtown. Reservations required. Call 904-945-1571 to reserve a spot. Bike Rentals Available for $35. Tour will be “on Fire” as we are celebrating the rebuilding after the Great Fire of 1901 at historic points along the way. Good for all level riders age 5 +.
RAM Ride– A family-oriented ride which meets every Saturday at the Riverside Arts Market.
Bike Shop Work Day at Tillie Fowler – By SORBA Jax
Tour de Cure – By The American Diabetes Association.
Kidical Mass – By the good folks of RAM Ride. RAM is a family-oriented ride which meets every Saturday at the Riverside Arts Market, but on this day, it’s a Critical Mass for the kiddies! RSVP here.
Bicycle Cleaning Clinic – By LakeShore Bicycles. Join us and bring your dirty bicycle for this hands on clinic as we walk you through a step by step process on how to properly clean your bicycle and apply fresh lubricant afterwards.
S Line Urban Trail Monthly Group Ride – By the Groundworkers
Ride of Silence – This is a long standing tradition by LakeShore Bicycles. Meet up at 7:00pm at LakeShore Bicycle Shop to ride in quiet observation of our fallen cyclist colleagues. Contact Charlie if you need to for more info at 904-388-0612.
Jacksonville’s Car-Free Week – A personal motorized vehicle can be a costly dependence, both for our wallets and our environment. For one week in Bike Month, May 15 – 19, 2017 the Jacksonville Walking & Biking Advocates are encouraging you to try other options — for just one day, or all week! Our goal is to build awareness of the City’s walking and biking initiatives, and to recognize “active transit” riders like you at the Closing Awards Ceremony.
Jacksonville’s Car-Free Week Awards Ceremony – On Friday, May 19th, 2017 from 6:00-8:00pm, Car-Free Week participants and guests can join us at Intuition Ale Works for our Awards Ceremony. The good folks at Intuition will be offering $1 off beers at the Ceremony AND all week — May 15-19 — to people who posted photos of themselves before their commute, during their commute, and after their commute on social media using the hashtag #CarFreeWeekJax. The most impressive commuters, such as “longest commute”, “most enthusiastic”, or “most days participated” for example, are eligible to win other prizes. But in order to qualify for prizes, you will have to participate in the social media selfie posts. Come out and meet like-minded people for a night of camaraderie and recognition for a job well done!
National Bike to Work Day – RIDE BIKES to WORK… for a change. And yes, it can be realistic! If you are a bit of a novice when it comes to what I call “serious bike rides”, click on the link for tips and tricks.
Riverside Arts Market – Check out all the bikey-good vendors at RAM for your bike part, bike accessory, and bike advocacy needs. There will be bike tours and free bike parking at the weekly bike valet too! Just so ya know, the bike valet is always free and always there each Saturday (except on some rainy days) at RAM.
Bicycle Swap Meet at RAM – by JaxReCycle. Bicycle Swap meet is basically like a flea market or garage sale with a bicycle focus. People set up to sell and barter bicycle parts and bicycles. This is a good chance to sell off those parts you are not using or trade them for something better.
Ride Bikes to The Jazz Festival – The Jacksonville Jazz Festival is a weekend of Jazz that is the “second-largest jazz festival in the nation” according to Superpages and that, according to the Jacksonville Times-Union, has been dubbed by “experts” as “one of the 20 best in the nation.” So get some friends together, ride bikes to the fest, and enjoy parking anywhere you want.
Bike-themed art during Art Walk – By local artists and the JBC.
Bicycle for Mayor Brown during Art Walk – By the JBC, Bike Jax, and ZenCog.
Blessing of the Bikes at Good Shepherd Episcopal – During RAM Ride.
Safe Routes to School Student Video Viewing Party – By the Jacksonville Chapter of Safe Routes to School.
Cyclo Femme Ride for Mother’s Day – By Girl Bike Love. Local ride hosted by the JBC.
Pecha Kucha 19 at the Cummer Museum – A very creative Bike Awareness Presentation by Goliath Flores of the JBC.
Ride of Silence – A memorial ride by LakeShore Bicycles. Meet at 2108 Blanding blvd @ 7pm.
WJCT’s First Coast Forum – Tune in and find out about Jacksonville’s transportation shortcomings and why it is our motorists react so negatively to cyclists and pedestrians when compared to other citizens sharing the roadways in more progressive metropolitan areas of the country.
Free day of CoWorking at CoWork Jax – CoWork Jax is offering a free day of coworking on May 18th to anyone that rides their bike in.
Cutting new trails at Tillie K. Fowler Park – A great time for mountain bikers to try out pre-existing trails and/or help cut some new ones.
Springfield Home & Garden Bike Tour – By SPAR and e2Ride Bike Tours
Bert’s Birthday Challenge Ride – By Bert Shaw of the NFBC. Still makin’ all you young bloods eat his bike dust at 84 years of age.
Cabot Tour & Save the St. Johns River Ferry! – A demonstration to help save the St. Johns River Ferry, a key link to the East Coast Greenway for cyclists and the ONLY way to get across that side of the river by bike.
Interview about National Bike Month on Action News Morning Show – 8:00am – JBC member, Abhishek Mukherjee, discusses Bike Month and why it is Jacksonville has been ranked the third most dangerous city in the nation regarding cyclists and pedestrians.
Cycling Events not hosted during Bike Month but are still awesome:
Dirty Duval Bike Olympics – September 2013, by The Skidmarks Bicycle Association. BOY was this ever FUN! Cyclists from various cities, states, and even a big group from Puerto Rico, traveled all the way to Jacksonville to compete in this three-day, one-of-a-kind, grassroots cycling event! And we’re talkin’ cyclists of all types! Come out and cheer them on, or heck, sign up and actually partake in some friendly bike riding competition. Show this city whatcha got! And check out some photos and commentary about last year’s Bike Olympics here.
Club Events and Tours
All Month — City Cycle Group Rides – By City Cycle in Riverside.
All Month — Open Road Group Rides – By Open Road in San Marco.
4 May — Suwannee Spring Festival – By Suwannee Bicycle Association.
6 May — Beach and Peach Trail Jam
13 May — Tour de Durbin Crossing for Mother’s Day – By the North Florida Bicycle Club.
19 May — Tour de Cure – By The American Diabetes Association.
19 May — Montoya Beaches Fine Arts Triathlon – At Mickler’s Landing, Ponte Vedra.
28 May — Coast N Swamp A/B 47, 66, 72, and 100 mile rides for Memorial Day – By the North Florida Bicycle Club.