By Michael Bello
Published 04/26/2023; Updated 04/26/2023

Did you know that May is Bay State Bike Month? Throughout the month there are events throughout the Commonwealth.

On May 17th, the Northampton Bike Breakfast returns. From 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM the festivities will be held on Merrick Lane (next to the Calvin Theater) in downtown Northampton. As the Bike Breakfast recommends, “walk, ride or roll-in to a simple outdoor breakfast with other cyclists and their families. Enjoy a free bagel, coffee, fruit and pastries on your way to work or to simply start your day in style.” The NCC will be at the event. Be sure to join your fellow NCC members there.

The NCC’s group rides begin on Wednesday, May 3rd. Be sure to check Link My Ride for all the details.

In support of Bay State Bike Month, NCC member Brant Cheikes has partnered with the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Western Mass (AMC) chapter to lead several bike rides to promote cycling in the region. The mission of the Appalachian AMC is to foster the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the outdoors. ┬áBrant and the AMC have rides planned for May 6th, May 13th, May 20th, and May 21st. These rides are geared for riders who are new to outdoor recreational group cycling.

To see other Western Mass Bike Month events, check out this link.

The NCC hopes to see you on the road during Bay State Bike Month.