May 4: Cyclo De Mayo to Pedal Through Historic Barrio Logan
Bike Coalition to bring National Bike Month to San Diego this May
On May 4, people will replace piñatas with bicicletas and join the San Diego Bike Coalition for the second-annual Cyclo de Mayo community ride and fiesta.
The festivities will commence at 5:30 p.m. at downtown’s Quartyard with remarks from Councilmember David Alvarez. Councilmember Alvarez will join on a leisurely bike parade that tours the artistic wonders of Barrio Logan and Chicano Park – recently recognized as a national historic landmark.
Upon returning from the 45-minute ride, fiesta-goers can indulge in a craft beer while listening to tunes from local Latin-fusion band, Elrio. Throughout the night, attendees can support local bicycle vendors, including a Barrio Logan and a National City bike shop. Under open sky and string lights, attendees of Cyclo de Mayo are encouraged to revel in the cultural diversity that makes San Diego an exceptional place to live, work and ride.
Cyclo de Mayo kicks off the first of many events the Bike Coalition has planned for National Bike Month, including:
April 30 – CiclaVista: A car-free community celebration in Chula Vista to support local businesses and encourage neighborhood discovery without car traffic.
May 13 – Empire Bikes Back: At Empire Bikes Back, local organizations in Southeastern San Diego will host a Star Wars-themed bike education classes for kids, emphasizing bike-handling drills and traffic safety.
May 18 – Bike to Work Day: Ditch four wheels for two as business suits will cycle through the city on Bike to Work Day.
May 20 – Advocacy Training and Bike Ride: The Bike Coalition will speak about the Border to Bayshore Bikeway project and then lead a bike ride along the potential route.
May 27 – Bike to Art: This event will bring families together for a short ride ending in the iconic Chicano Park showcasing art from the Barrio.
According to the Bike Coalition, National Bike Month should continue in San Diego beyond May. “We hope to inspire people to embrace bicycles as a form of everyday commuting that makes our region a better place to live and makes every month Bike Month,” says Hanshaw.
Bicycle aficionados can learn about all the other Bike Month activities by clicking here.
Source: Go Mixte