Series of events to mark Bike Month

The city and a group of organizations are planning a series of events to help observe National Bicycle Month, which takes place throughout May.

There is no charge for each event. Participants should bring their own bike; helmets are recommended, and required for some events. Participants will learn more about the JP Frerer Bicycle Safety Act at each event.

Among the free events being organized by Biloxi Main Street, Gulf Coast Bicycle Club, Gulf Coast Heritage Trails, and the city’s Parks and Recreation Department are:

— May 9-13, Bike to Work Week (if you can only ride one day, make it Friday, May 13. Also, extend your range with CTA’s Bike & Bus program).

— May 14, Bike Rodeo at Beck Park, 9 to 11 a.m. Open to K through 6th grade. (Free bike helmets, and bicycle safety and technique drills.)

— May 17, Bike Biloxi Dinner Ride in Downtown Biloxi. Begins
at 5 p.m. at the Bond-Grant House, 932 Howard Ave. Route will cover 6.75 miles. To see the route, click here.

— May 26, Hiller Park Bike Race, 5 p.m. for children, and 6 p.m. for adults. Awards will be presented. Helmets will be required.

— May 30, Bike the Bridge to Gulf Islands National Seashore Park. The Memorial Day ride begins at 8 a.m. on the Biloxi side of the Biloxi Bay Bridge.

For more information call 435-6339, or email kmiller@biloxi.ms.us or programs@biloxi.ms.us, or visit the Biloxi Main Street web site at www.mainstreetbiloxi.com.

See the map: To see the map for the bike route on Tuesday, click here.

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