Bike to Work Day will be on May 20

Las Cruces City Edition

Bike-to-Work Day in Las Cruces will be from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2022. The public event will be on the west side of City Hall.

Information on current and proposed bicycle facilities, bike commuting basics, and at-risk road users NM, a non-profit group, will be available at the event. Event participants and interested residents are encouraged to provide feedback on what they like about cycling in Las Cruces as well as suggestions on what can be done to improve cycling conditions in the city.

Free bike snacks and bottles will also be available to everyone who brings bike day to work. Velo Las Cruces, a local nonprofit bike advocacy organization, is participating in Bike to Action Day.

Bike to Work Day is an annual event that promotes the bike as a commute option. The event is held annually in communities in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. Bike-to-Work Day was established by the Association of American Bicyclists in 1956 and is part of Bike-to-Work Week, which is part of National Bike Month.

For information on Bike-to-Work Day, contact Robert Messenger, the active transportation coordinator for the City of Las Cruces, at 575/528-3209 or 575/528-3043, or by email at [email protected]

Also, to celebrate National Bicycle Month, which occurs in May each year, bike-riding Las Cruces residents are invited to join Mayor Ken Miyajishima on the Mayor’s Biking Journey. The event will return after a two-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Mayor’s Bike Ride will be at 10am on Saturday, May 21, 2022. The ride will start and end at City Hall, 700 N. Main St.

The event is co-sponsored by Velo Las Cruces and Mayor Ken Miyajishima. The mayor’s last bike ride was in 2019.

The road is just under five miles. Many Las Cruces police officers, who will also ride bikes, will provide an escort to ride the bike.

The route will travel through parts of the Mesquite and Alameda Historic Districts. The route map is available online at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38969197.

The ride is an easy, low-speed event on the streets of downtown Las Cruces. It is not recommended to ride for children under 12 years of age unless they are in a trailer, tandem or bike path. Helmets are required for all riders.

Just before you start your bike ride, an announcement will be read in celebration of National Bicycle Month. Started by the Association of American Bicyclists in 1956, National Bicycle Month began awareness of cycling as an American pastime.

For information on mayor cycling, contact George Pearson at [email protected]

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