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Hop on your bike for KC Bike Month

In the days of COVID-19, bicycling has become even more popular with adults and children as a way to get outside, get some exercise and have an adventure, while safely distancing. May is (still) Bike Month, but like everything else these days, there are a few adjustments to some of the group events locally and across the country.

You can still find cycling events celebrating the 64rd annual National Bike Month and check for rescheduled events by searching your location at The League of American Bicyclists. For the most updated information on biking in Kansas City, visit BikeWalkKC.

During the coronavirus pandemic, RideKC Bike & Scooter is offering free 20-minute rentals. Bikes are sanitized daily, but riders are encouraged to wash their hands before and after use.

To access a free ride, users need to download the Drop Mobility app on their phone. For more information, visit RideKC.

Cycling events in Kansas City include:

Confident City Cycling

Thursday, May 7; 6 – 9 p.m.

Saturday, May 9; 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

This two-session course will teach the state and local rules for urban cycling and include a ride with experienced instructors. The Thursday evening class is instructional and the Saturday class includes an on-bike skill and a group ride at BikeWalkKC, 1106 E. 30th St. Suite G, Kansas City, MO. The cost is $15, or free for BikeWalkKC members. Find more information at BikeWalkKC.

Tour de Bier KC

Rescheduled from May to Sunday, August 9

Saturday, May 19: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Berkley Riverfront Park,  Kansas City, MO

The Tour de Bier KC is a casual, bicycle tour of Kansas City’s new and historic breweries and landmarks. There will be three route options offering 15, 35 and 50 mile routes with nine participating breweries. Registration includes lunch and two post-ride beverages at an after party. This is Kansas City’s largest single-day bike ride. It will start and end at Berkley Riverfront Park, 1298 Riverfront Road, Kansas City, MO. The cost is $50 – $65. Registration is now open at Tour De Bier.

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