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Join us this May for Bike Month 2024 and explore various events planned to promote biking in Long Beach. Every year, communities across the United States celebrate Bike Month as an opportunity to showcase the benefits of bicycling and to encourage more people to incorporate bicycling into their daily lives. Both the City and communities in Long Beach are hosting biking related events throughout the month of May. Attend any event below or show us how you ride your way by taking the Bike Month Challenge this year for a chance to get a commemorative Bike Month May 2024 embroidered patch or vinyl sticker! If you don’t have your own bike, the Long Beach Bike Share program has bicycles to rent out throughout the City.
Bike Month 2024 Patch

Be sure to follow GoActiveLB’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts to for updates throughout Bike Month.

City Hosted Events


Community Hosted Events

The City of Long Beach is not directly associated with these events or organizations.

Saturday May 4, 10:00am-12:00pm – Lincoln Park Clean Up (Downtown Long Beach Alliance)

  • Park and adjacent bike lane clean up and mural tour
  • 10am-11am Clean up
  • 11am Bike mural tour led by Car Lite
  • 11:50am End at Dog Haus for anyone who wants to get lunch

Wednesday, May 8 – Bike To School Day

  • Students of all ages are encouraged to ride their bike to school on National Bike to School Day

Wednesday May 8, 11:30am-1:30pm – Lunch Picnic and Bike Tune Up at Promenade Square Park (Downtown Long Beach Alliance)

  • Tents, blankets, lawn games
  • Relax and “bring your own lunch”
  • Pedal Movement to provide tire pump up at park and tune ups in shop

Saturday May 11, 12:00pm-4:00pm – Sip, Shop, & Stroll: East Village (Downtown Long Beach Alliance)

  • 1stStreet & Linden Ave
  • On-site Bicycle Valet Service

Sunday, May 19, 11:00am – Kidical Mass (Bixby Knolls Business Association)

  • 3914 Atlantic Ave

Tuesday May 21, 8:30am-10:30am – Bike to Work Day at Harvey Milk Park (Downtown Long Beach Alliance)

  • Pop up with coffee, easy breakfast/snacks, small giveaways.
  • Pedal Movement to provide tire pump and a-frame to send people to shop.

Friday, May 24, 6:00pm-9:00pm – Fourth Fridays in Retro Row (Fourth Street Business Association)

  • 4th St & Cherry Ave
  • On-site Bicycle Valet Service
  • LB Bicycle Co-Op pop-up

Friday, May 24, 8:00pm – Moonlight Mash (Community Ride)

  • 223 E 1st St, Downtown Long Beach

Friday May 31, 4:00pm-9:00pm – Parks and Rec Family Movie Night at Lincoln Park (Department of Parks, Recreation, & Marine)

  • Bike giveaway
  • On-site Bicycle Valet Service

Bike Month Challenge

Which of these bike-riding milestones will you challenge yourself to do this Bike Month? Tag us at @goactivelb on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram to share your challenge accomplishments all month long! 

Let us know what you accomplished at the end of the month by filling out this survey and receive a commemorative patch or sticker.

Ride Challenges:

  • A 5-mile ride
  • A 10-mile ride
  • A 30-mile ride
  • Ride to a place I’ve never ridden before
  •  Ride to a place I would normally drive
  • Ride on the Beach Path, San Gabriel River Path, or Los Angeles River Path

Destination Challenges:

  • Ride to a bike-friendly business
  • Ride to a grocery store
  • Ride to a park
  • Ride to school or work
  • Ride to a friend’s house
  • Ride to a Library

Activities Challenge:

  • Ride with a friend
  • Ride a Long Beach Bike Share bike
  • Participate in a group ride
  • Take my bike on public transit
  • Use one of the Long Beach custom-shaped bike racks (palm tree, cupcake, etc.)
  • Try a new type of bicycle other than what I normally ride (e-bike, mountain bike, road bike, recumbent bike, fixie, beach cruiser, etc.)
 Preparedness Challenge:
  • Add air to my bike tires
  • Get my bike tuned up/do maintenance on my bike
  • Check out a bicycle-themed library book
  • Add a safety feature such as a reflector, light, or bell to my bike or helmet
  • Attend a bike safety workshop or community meeting
  • Share a picture, video, or story of myself riding a bike with someone

Download the 2024 Bike Month Poster
2024 Bike Month Poster