There are some real­ly won­der­ful projects going on this month to sup­port cycling. As you know, cycling is more than just a form of exer­cise or sport. It pro­motes a health­i­er lifestyle and it’s less tax­ing on the environment.

The Adven­ture Cycling Asso­ci­a­tion has orga­nized the Build It. Bike It. Be A Part of It. cam­paign. They’re work­ing to raise $30,000 to sup­port the cre­ation of an offi­cial U.S Bicy­cle Route Sys­tem — the largest bike route net­work in the world!

And The League of Amer­i­can Bicy­clists has two handy resources. One is a guide to help you pro­mote your bike event and a data­base of bike events so you can search for one in your community.

What have you done to cel­e­brate or pro­mote Nation­al Bike Month? This is Bike to Work Week (Fri­day is Bike to Work Day), do you bike to work? How can employ­ers make it eas­i­er for you to do so?

Occa­sion­al­ly, I’ll notice sev­er­al out­door events and activ­i­ties going on across the coun­try — and the world, real­ly — via Face­book and Twit­ter. We like to retweet and share the ones we think our mem­bers would find most inter­est­ing. Here are two of the lat­est events we’ve come across this past week. Hope­ful­ly, you’ll find some­thing near you or be inspired to orga­nize some­thing sim­i­lar in your area.

The City of Greenville, South Car­oli­na is cel­e­brat­ing Nation­al Bike Month through­out May. There are tons of free bike-friend­ly events that pro­mote not just the beau­ty of Greenville, but a health­i­er and more envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly lifestyle. Enter great con­tests and obtain  infor­ma­tion to make you a smarter, safer cyclist. Click here for more info.

Chicks With Picks has come up with a fun way to spread the word about their rock climb­ing clin­ics. Reg­is­ter to receive their Chicks Rocks! posters and post them around your town. Three lucky win­ners will receive gifts from awe­some brands like two we’ve fea­tured here on The Clymb: Prince­ton Tec and Jul­bo. Click here for details.

 

Pho­to by Angela Hawse, cour­tesy of ChicksWithPicks.net

Do you have an out­door event you’d like to share or pro­mote? Post the info below or email it to nina@theclymb.com and per­haps we’ll share it in our next Upcom­ing Out­door Events blog.