Join Bike Bakersfield in a community bike ride to celebrate women around the world! Ride details are coming soon!
Every year in May, women around the globe band together on bikes to celebrate collective momentum. Join us May 12, 2019 as we ride worldwide. Inspire one more woman to ride a bike, and we can change the world. #cyclofemme
- 1313.May.MondayBike Bakersfieldhttps://www.facebook.com/events/320039405533461/1708 Chester Ave
Come learn the ins and outs of your bike on Mondays from 6:30-8 p.m. All skill levels and ages are welcome. This workshop series is $10 for non-members and free to Bike Bakersfield members. Go to http://bikebakersfield.org/support/bbshops/ to become a BB member today!
All workshops are held at the bike kitchen, 1708 Chester Ave. Orientation is recommended and is held during Second Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This orientation goes over bike cleaning, fixing a flat and class rules.
The workshop schedule includes the following:
Week 1 – Frame alignment, frame fit, greasing seat post and stern, and chain check.
Week 2 – Servicing brakes and servicing shifters.
Week 3 – Headset overhaul and bottom bracket overhaul.
Week 4 – Hub overhaul and wheel truing 101.
This workshop series and membership funds support all Bike Bakersfield programs and goals. By supporting this series, you are helping us provide helmets, safety equipment and bikes to those in need. Thanks for your support.
- 1414.May.TuesdayNo events
- 1515.May.WednesdayCafe Smittenhttp://bikebakersfield.org/event/ride-of-silence-3/909 18th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA
Our ride will depart Cafe Smitten Wednesday to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways.
Riders receive 10 percent off food at Cafe Smitten. We will begin the ceremony at 6:30 p.m. with a poem reading and safety announcements.
The Ride of Silence will traverse and unite the globe as nothing before it. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn’t aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves.
Commuter support stands are held each Tuesday to support walkers and cyclists in their active transportation goals! Get out and ride, come say hi and grab some healthy drinks and snacks. We will have free drinks, snacks and minor bike repair. Commuter stands are made possible through our Bike Month food sponsors Aldi and Costco!
Locations may change. We will do our best to post updates in this event page and on our main Facebook.
May 2 | Beach Park
May 2 | The Park at Riverwalk
May 9 | Niles & Mt. Vernon
May 9 | Finish Line Bicycles
May 16 | Planz Park
May 16 | Bike Arvin
May 23 | Baker & Sumner
May 23 | Chester & China Grade Loop
May 30 | Wilson Park
May 30 | Beach Park
National Bike Month includes an ever-expanding diversity of events in communities nationwide — but the biggest day of the month is Bike to Work Day. In 2019, Bike to Work Week will be May 13–19, with Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 17.
40% of all trips in the U.S. are less than two miles, making bicycling a feasible and fun way to get to work. With increased interest in healthy, sustainable and economic transportation options, it’s not surprising that, from 2000 to 2013, the number of bicycle commuters in the U.S. grew by more than 62 percent.
Hundreds of American communities have been successful in increasing bicycle commuting by providing Bike to Work Week and Bike to Work Day events.
- 1818.May.SaturdayHouchin Community Blood Bankhttps://www.facebook.com/events/675775726189181/11515 Bolthouse Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93311, USA
Please register for this event here, and Houchin will contact you to schedule an appointment for May 18th:
About Donating Blood From Houchin Community Blood Bank
In less than one hour, blood donors can save up to three lives. Blood Donation usually takes 30 to 45 minutes to give blood, from registration through snacks. It’s safe and simple!
To give blood, you must be 18 years or older and present a picture ID that shows date of birth. Sixteen and 17 year olds can donate with a Parental Consent for Minors form available at the following link: https://hcbb.com/how-to-donate/
Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds and feel healthy, with no cold or flu symptoms. There is a very short list of medicines which keep you from donating provided by the Food and Drug Administration. The Medication Deferral List is available at the following link: https://hcbb.com/how-to-donate/
If you have questions regarding your eligibility to donate blood, please call 661-323-4222 or toll free 1-877-364-5844.Beach Parkhttp://bikebakersfield.orgBeach Park Loop, Bakersfield, CA, United States
Join us for a family-friendly, all-ages cruise starting at Beach Park and following the bike path to the Marketplace. Experience a gorgeous Bakersfield night Monday at 6:30 p.m. while feeling the wind blow as you peddle your bike with friends and family down Kern River Parkway Trail.
All ages and skill levels are encouraged to come. The ride is a comfortable, 10-12 mph pace and welcomes riders of all kinds.
Lights and helmets are strongly encouraged. The ride will follow the Kern River Parkway Trail west from Beach Park and turn South at CSUB, continue on the bike path through CSUB campus, and end at the Marketplace.
California Vehicle Code requires bicyclists under age 18 to wear a helmet. The vehicle code also requires bicycles to have a front facing headlamp and at least a red rear facing reflector when being ridden at night. It’s not only the law, but a great way to keep yourself safe.
The ride is finished once the group reaches the Marketplace, so make sure you have a plan to get back to where you started! Some like to park at the Marketplace and ride to Beach Park prior to the start of the ride so they may enjoy the rest of the evening without having to ride back.