FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 3, 2023
Alfredo Jaro, RTC, 702-676-1691 Office, [email protected]
Sue Christiansen, RTC, 702-676-1891 Office, [email protected]
RTC invites community to celebrate National Bike Month with free activities and events
Free 30-day RTC Bike Share passes available during May
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LAS VEGAS – Southern Nevadans are invited to celebrate National Bike Month with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) and their partners throughout the month of May.
Together with the City of Las Vegas, Southern Nevada Bicycle Coalition, Bicycle Transit Systems, Club Ride, and Las Vegas Cyclery, National Bike Month will feature a variety of activities that offer fun for everyone.
To encourage our community to join the month-long celebration, the RTC is offering FREE 30-day Explorer passes for RTC Bike Share throughout the month. RTC Bike Share offers convenient bicycle rentals throughout downtown Las Vegas, and now users can try it at no cost by signing up anytime through May 31. To take advantage of this offer, visit bikeshare.rtcsnv.com and enter promo code BIKEMONTH23 at check-out.
May 5: Bike Booth at First Friday
Join the RTC and Bicycle Transit Systems at First Friday in downtown Las Vegas from 5 to 11 p.m. Locals are encouraged to stop by the RTC tent for information on the Bike Share program and free giveaways, including bike helmets, while supplies last.
May 6: Downtown Community Ride Hosted by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman
The fun continues at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, when the entire community is invited to participate in a family-friendly ride hosted by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman. The four-mile ride beginning at Llama Lot at 900 E. Fremont St. will feature community booths, bike maintenance information, bike share rentals, giveaways, and refreshments. Participants can either bring their own bicycles or use RTC Bike Share bikes for free. Registration is required at rtcsnv.com/bikemonth2023.
May 13: Bike Clinic at Bonneville Transit Center
Las Vegas Cyclery will host an informative Bike Clinic on Saturday, May 13, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the bike center inside the Bonneville Transit Center, 101 S. Bonneville Ave. Participants will learn about bicycle maintenance and safety and receive a free water bottle. Space is limited to the first 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.
May 15-21: Bike to Work Week
Club Ride, the RTC program that rewards commuters for taking transit, walking, carpooling, telecommuting, and biking, will choose one cyclist who records at least two biking commutes during the week with a $50 gift card.
May 19: Bike to Work Day
On Friday, May 19, from 9 to 11 a.m., the Southern Nevada Bicycle Coalition, along with RTC, Club Ride, and Las Vegas Cyclery, will celebrate Bike To Work Day with information and giveaways at the Bonneville Transit Center.
May 27: Bike Clinic and Family-Friendly Ride at Mountain’s Edge Regional Park
Rounding out the month will be a bike clinic and family-friendly community ride on Saturday, May 27, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Mountain’s Edge Regional Park, 8101 W. Mountain’s Edge Parkway. Participants will learn bike safety and basic maintenance skills to keep their bikes in good riding condition. Community members must bring their own bikes and helmets and register in advance at rtcsnv.com/bikemonth2023.
To join the fun, details about each of these events can be found on the Bike Month web page rtcsnv.com/bikemonth2023.
About the RTC
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