Are you ready for New Haven Bike Month 2019?

New Haven Bike Month is a month-long celebration of biking culture in May. Check out the incredible events organized by neighborhood partners happening throughout the month:

Community Festivals

WAKE UP THE GREEN SPRING FESTIVAL
May 4, 9aM-4pm  |  NEW HAVEN GREEN

This fun filled day was organized by the Proprietors of the Green! See below for full agenda:

9am-10am — Wake Up Walk by Parks & Recreation Department
9am-10:30am — Join Friends of the Green & Clean the Green
10am-12:30pm — Powder House Day Reenactment
12:15-1pm — Welcome on stage with the Proprietors, Mayor Harp & Amistad High School Band Line
1--2:30pm — Hartford Several Brass Band
1:30pm — The Hidden History of New Haven Book Talk with the Robert & Kathleen Hubbard
1:30pm — Yoga class by Parks and Recreation Department
2pm — Tai Chi by Alping Tai Chi Center

Throughout the day there will be horse drawn carriage rides, an animal petting area, Game Zone by Town Green Special Services, and much more!

HILLFEST #COMMUNITYFIRST
May 18, 1-5pm  |  CORNELL-SCOTT HILL HEALTH CENTER

Let's celebrate art, creativity, health, & wellness in The Hill!

Featuring free hamburgers and hotdogs, live local entertainment, activities for children and adults, bike activities and more! 

Fair haven NeighboRhood Festival
May 25, 12-4pm  |  criscoulo Park, James Street

Celebrate with us for the 7th year. This year we will celebrate family in all of its forms. We invite you to enjoy with us food, local live music, bike activities, tours and more.

Dixwell freddie Fixer Neighborhood Festival
june 2

The Elm City Freddy Fixer Parade and International Festival of Arts & Ideas are collaborating with New Haven Bike Month, Cornell Scott - Hill Health Center, New Haven Free Public Library, and others to celebrate the rich culture and history of the Dixwell neighborhood.

Featuring free hamburgers and hotdogs, a drill team exhibition, live local entertainment, activities for children and adults, bike activities and more! 

QUinnipiac RiverFEST
May 18, 11-4pm  |  Quinnipiac Marina\Boat House Cafe 307/309 Front St. New Haven

QRiverfest is annual celebration of the Quinnipiac River and the historic Fair Haven waterfront. Learn more here.

Bike Rides

BSBC CoffeE Outside
Wednesday, May 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, 7:30am-9am  |  bradley street bicycle co-op (138 bradley Street)

Meet at BSBC before 7:30am.

Ride up East Rock, make some delicious coffee and drink it outside.

NEW HAVEN BIKE PARTY: DINOTOPIA!
May 10, 7:30pm  |  NEW HAVEN GREEN

Bike party ride with Dinosaur theme!

BIKES, books, and Beers RIDE
May 16, 6pM-10pm  |  NEW HAVEN GREEN

Come ride bikes around town and learn about the various libraries and reading initiatives while wending your way on two wheels!

While we want to spill the beans here, the beans are best kept for the bike ride - but suffice to say, there will be tales of libraries built by millionaires and libraries once host to the likes of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Frederick Douglas. There will also be bike riding on what we hope to be a wonderful May evening during bike month!

Oh, and of course, as per the title, we'll end with some brews downtown at The Beer Collective!

FUSSY COFFEE OUTSIDE
Sunday, May 5th, 19th, 8:30am-11am  |  fussy coffee (290 winchester ave)

Meet at Fussy Coffee at 8:30, ride leaves at 9am.

Ride somewhere nice, make some delicious coffee and drink it outside.

FULL MOON BIKE CRUISE
May 18, 8PM-midnight  |  NEW HAVEN GREEN

It will hopefully be beautiful outside and the moon will be shining overhead. Details to come, but meet up at the flagpole on the green at sunset and head out for a moonlit cruise! Oh, and if you feel like being fish-themed, more power to ya!

Social pace, no drop ride.

And more!

A conversation with richard sachs
wednesday, May 1st, 7pm-10pm  |  the devil’s gear bike shop (137 Orange Street)

Come join in a conversation with legendary frame builder Richard Sachs.

Sachs is an American bicycle framebuilder based in Chester, Connecticut since 1975. He builds road racing and cyclo-cross bicycles. His lug and fitting designs are employed by many other framebuilders. Richard Sachs designs and distributes racing cycle attire, accessories and accoutrements.

Sachs has been sponsor of a New England-based cyclocross team for more than decade. It has produced nine national champions, notably Jonathan Page, a professional cyclocross racer in Belgium.

Chainbreakers
Tuesday, May 7th, 21st, 7pm-9pm  |  bradley street bicycle co-op (138 bradley Street)

Chainbreakers is a WTF-only night (see below) where cyclists, commuters, or bike enthusiasts interested in fixing bikes can get together and support our community. We meet at the Bradley Street Bicycle Co-op every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm. We hope to get more WTFers involved with bicycle culture, foster our community, and learn from each other without the atmosphere of a traditional male-dominated bike shop.

Bring your own bike if you have one, ask us about bikes, or just come hang out and learn with fellow bicyclists. Whether you are looking to fix a specific mechanical issue or just want to have a better understanding of bike maintenance, we want to figure it out together.

traffic safety 101 Class
May 11th  |  bradley street bicycle co-op (138 bradley Street)

New Haven Coalition for Active Transportation (NHCAT) will offer two Traffic Skills 101 classes for cyclists who know how to ride a bike on, Saturday April 20 and Saturday, May 11. This one-day class will offer instruction to help you build skills and confidence while learning more about traffic laws in Connecticut, crash avoidance, lane positioning, and basic bike maintenance. Over the course of the day you will develop your knowledge, expertise and ability to use a bicycle safely, confidently, and competently for commuting, utility, health, and recreation. While the class is intended for all people who can ride a bike and want to improve their skills, it is also a prerequisite for becoming a League Cycling Instructor (LCI) of the League of American Bicyclists.

REGISTRATION – You can register at: http://nhcat.org/classes

INSTRUCTOR - Traffic Skills 101 will be taught by Joel La Chance, a League Cycling Instructor (LCI) with years of training and teaching experience. For more information contact Joel at: lachancej2@gmail.com. You can also write to info@nhcat.org

Clean air run
May 11th, 10am-noon  |  edgewood park

goNewHavengo and the New Haven Road Runners will host the 4th annual Clean Air Run on Saturday, May 11, 2019 in Edgewood Park.

The Clean Air Run is a celebration of exercise, clean air, communities, and sustainability. Our vision is a healthy, vital New Haven. Our mission is to create a culture of Active Transportation that powers Clean Air. All Run proceeds will support goNewHavengo and creating a healthier, more sustainable New Haven community.

ABC’s of bike maintenance with bradley street bike co-op
monday, May 13th, 4:30pm-6pm  |  new haven free public library (133 Elm Street)

Get ready for New Haven Bike Month at the Ives branch on the Green!

John Martin, New Haven bicycle enthusiast and advocate, will be available to demonstrate bike mechanic basics, along with going over proper bike fit and safe riding technique for the busy streets of New Haven. We will meet in the lower level community room at New Haven Free Public Library's Ives Main branch.

NOTE: Please do not bring your bicycles into the library for this program. Information will be available for those wishing to perform maintenance on their own bikes.

bike to work breakfast
friday, May 17th, 7:30am-9:30am  |  pitkin plaza (145 orange street)

Join Elm City Cycling in celebrating National Bike Month with a breakfast for biking (and walking!) commuters on Pitkin Plaza in downtown New Haven. Coffee and breakfast treats will be provided. Stop by on your way to work and say hello to to fellow active transportation enthusiasts.

Chabaso bike for bread
May 22nd, 8am-3pm  |  Chabaso Bakery (360 James Street)

Bike to Chabaso Bakery and get a free loaf of bread!

Bike Appreciation Breakfast at Yale
May 31st, 7:30am-9:30am  |  phelps gate (344 College Street)

Do you ride your bike to Yale? Show your helmet and enjoy breakfast on us!

And dozens of other bike events throughout Bike Month!