May 2021 is all about how you can #BikeThere, whether that’s to work, school, the store or just around the block with family or friends.
During National Bike Month, the League of American Bicyclists encourages safer streets, connected communities, a healthier planet and happier bike riders. The City has been named a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League because of its commitment to bicycling through investment in promotion, educational programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.
Made up of more than 130 miles, Dublin’s extensive recreation path system connects parks, neighborhoods, businesses and roadways. Here are many ways to get involved and #BikeThere in Dublin!
Days to Remember
- National Ride a Bike Day — May 2
- Bike to Work Week — May 17 to 23
- Bike to Work Day — May 21
Donate a Bicycle
The Dublin Police Department is partnering with the Starfish Assignment for a bike donation drive to link kids in Central Ohio will a free bike. Donate new or gently used bicycles 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 1, at the Justice Center. Check out the event.
For those who cannot make it to the event, email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a bike donation drop-off or pickup.
Register Your Bike with Dublin Police
Get a free bike registration tag from the Dublin Police that can help police officers reunite you with your bicycle should it be lost or stolen.
Visit the Dublin Justice Center, 6565 Commerce Pkwy., Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to receive a registration tag. Bring your bicycle, if you can. If not, have your bike’s make, model, color and serial number ready. With questions, contact Corporal Quaid Traves at email@example.com or 614.410.4025.
Join the Dublin Bicycle Ambassadors
Launched in 2012, Dublin’s Bicycle Ambassador program is a force of residents who spend their time on shared use paths and roads offering directions, helping with proper bike helmet fitting, checking and reporting maintenance issues on the paths, and serving as overall ambassadors for safe biking in the community and at events.
If you’d like to get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Training for new Dublin Bicycle Ambassadors will take place in May.
Park Hunt Bike Bingo
May 1 – 31
During park hours (sunrise to sunset)
Free to participate
Grab your bike and pedal to one of Dublin’s parks for a fun game of Bike BINGO! It’s free to participate, but registration is required in order to receive the BINGO cards. Once you have downloaded the BINGO card sent to you, cycle your way to the identified park location. Mark off the park once visited and move on to the next. When you complete the entire card, simply download another BINGO card and pedal your way to the next destination.
Pedal to the Park
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Ages 18+)
6 to 7:30 p.m. (all ages)
Destination: M.L. ‘Red’ Trabue Nature Preserve, 6500 Post Rd.
Take a break and spend time exploring your Dublin bike paths. City of Dublin Bike Ambassadors will lead a group of riders to a specific park destination each month, break for a few minutes, and return back to the starting point at the Dublin Community Recreation Center.
All excursions are beginner-friendly and only require moderate level of physical activity. Advance registration is required to maintain safety protocol. Day rides are for adults 18 years of age and up; evening rides are open to all ages.
Save the Dates
- Sunrise Roll | June 1, 15 and 29
- Glow Roll | July 1
- Sunset Roll | Aug. 3, 17 and 31
Use a Bike Repair Station
Loosened bolt? Flat tire? The City has you covered. Bicycle repair stations have basic tools including an air pump, flat and Phillips head screw drivers as well as Allen wrenches. The station doubles as a rack to hold the bicycle while repairs are being completed, allowing the pedals and wheels to spin freely while making adjustments.
Bike Safely and Find New Routes
The City of Dublin encourages ongoing safety education for cyclists, motorists and pedestrians. For safety information and maps, visit dublinohiousa.gov/bike.