May is Bike Month at MV library

Library celebrates bike month with multiple events

The Mountain View library is celebrating National Bike Month in a big way, hosting a series of events for bicyclists.

The events start this Saturday, May 3 with an urban bike skills class which aims to "empower adults and teens to feel safe and confident riding a bike anywhere." That's followed by the ribbon cutting for the new free bike repair station out front of the library with a demonstration and repair advice on May 8 and a workshop with the police on how to keep your bike from being stolen on May 15. A giveaway of book bags on Bike to Shop day to the first 50 people with library cards and bike helmets on May 17, and a second class on bike riding skills is set for May 18.

For the entire month of May a collection of bicycle-related books will be on display on the second floor of the library at 585 Franklin St.

Here's the schedule

May 3: Urban Bike Skills class, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

May 8: Library "Fix-it" bike repair station ribbon cutting and demonstration at 1:15 p.m.

May 15: "Theft-proof bike" workshop with the Mountain View police at 7 p.m.

May 17: Bike to Shop Day book bag giveaway

May 18: "On the Road" bike skills class, 10 a.m. to noon (registration required)

May 1 to May 31: Second floor bicycle book display

All events will be held at the library. For more information, email Emily Weak or Paul Sims:,

Daniel DeBolt


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Posted by YES!
a resident of Shoreline West
on May 1, 2014 at 1:13 pm

Every month is Bike Month! Its a perfect way to explore/enjoy our magnificent area and shockingly perfect weather(except when its 1000 degrees like today)

Get out and ride, and if unsure, ask a friend to help you get started. I bet you'll find someone excited to help you out. Once you start, be ready to be attacked by the smile monster :)

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Posted by eric
a resident of another community
on May 9, 2014 at 10:16 am

Great photo with a third of the riders UNHELMETED!

If you are going to represent the City at a cycling event, set a better example for kids, people.

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Posted by Where have you been?
a resident of Bailey Park
on May 9, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Hooray! Until today we went over one full week of this story up, without someone finding something/anything bike related to complain about. Also, not one person brought up running red lights.
Congrats Mountain View...over a full week without a complainer.
This shows great progress!

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Posted by BadCats
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 9, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Thank you mountain view for providing these educational courses on biking! I wonder if the urban bike skills class would cover navigating our "outdoor cat" infested streets and sidewalk? Just the other day, an un-collared cat darted in front of my bike. I swerved to avoid it and almost hit a parked car. If that is not part of the curriculum, it ought to be.

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Posted by Winning Side
a resident of Bailey Park
on May 9, 2014 at 1:35 pm

Watch out for squirrels as well, they are everywhere.

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