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Observe Bike Week with a ride

May is National Bike Month, and May 9-16 is Kalamazoo Bike Week, an annual celebration to promote the use of bicycles as a means of transportation. Despite the shelter-at-home orders, Bike Friendly Kalamazoo still has a roster of more than 30 activities to celebrate the week.

“This year Bike Week is aimed at underscoring the need for bicyclists and motorists alike to drive and bike safely — for everyone to follow the rules of the road,” says Paul Selden, volunteer chair of the overall event. “Our events and featured activities will be virtual or conducted solo or with family members, mindful of safe social distancing.”

Bike Week’s events and activities are listed on its calendar at, and will include places to pick up bike safety tips and maps while supplies last, at a number of municipalities once they open their doors to the public again. The website will also be the place to check for last-minute updates

For more tips or to get an update on Kalamazoo Bike Week, visit