May 1-31, 2024

Flagstaff Bike Month is for all kinds of cycling. Whether you are riding to work or school, or mountain biking or riding at the bike park, you can participate.

Get your bike(s) ready!

The annual event is made possible by the generous support of our Flagstaff community.


Monthly Schedule of Events

Stay tuned… More events to be added as we finalize details.

Biking Challenge – All month long!

Ride your bike! Log your ride! Win prizes!

Log all of your riding in the Biking Challenge and win amazing raffle prizes for FREE!

Throughout May, log every day that you ride. Mountain bike rides, road rides, commutes, school trips, bike park shreds, it only takes a minute, and each time you enter you’ll gain an additional chance to win one of the fabulous raffle prizes donated by local businesses (Thank you!). Raffles will be held at the end of each week, with the biggest prizes being awarded at the end of the last week.

Bike Bingo

Starting May 1, visit the Downtown Library to pick up your all-ages, free bike bingo card! Complete library and bike-related activities to fill in 5 squares in a row, or go for black out to get two extra entries. Return your bingo card to the Downtown Library by May 30, 5pm to be entered into the raffle. Prizes include water bottles, books, and more!

Bike to Dine Out Tuesdays in May

Local restaurants are offering special deals for folks who ride to pick up takeout food, or dine-in, on Tuesdays during Flagstaff Bike Month.

May 1 – Wednesday

Kick-off Commuter Ride

Meet at Flagstaff City Hall — starting at 7am. Ride will start at 7:15. 
Come join local elected leaders, officials, your friends and neighbors for a short “commuter” ride through downtown to finish at City Hall. A group of cyclists sharing the roads make a statement. A brick for display in Heritage Square will be given to community members that has gone above and beyond the call of duty for cycling in Flagstaff.

May 8 – Wednesday 

Bike to School Day!

Kidical Mass Ride & Ice Cream Social @ Sechrist Elementary School

Bikes & Ice Cream! yum!
Meet at Sechrist School. Arrive at 4pm, rides leaves at 4:15pm. The route will be escorted by Flagstaff Police Department, for a 3.5 mile ride on the FUTS. Ice cream treats to be served afterwards.

Ride leaves at 4:15pm — All kids under 18 must wear a helmet. All riders are welcome!

Event sponsored by Safe Kids – Coconino County

May 15 – Wednesday 

Bike to Breakfast Day! — 6:30am -9am

Bike-friendly businesses around Flagstaff are once again sponsoring Bicycle Breakfast stops this year. Check to see which stop is along your route, hit one or hit them all! Coffee, juice, muffins, bagels, DONUTS and other breakfast treats will fuel your commute.

View breakfast stops map (.pdf) OR download the Avenza map.

May 16 – Thursday 

Lowell Observatory “Mars Hill Challenge Ride”

Mars Hill Road …. yep, you probably know it, the paved ½-mile winding climb from Thorpe Park to the scenic overlook and then up to Lowell Observatory that beckons cyclists to pit their aerobic prowess against its steep 10-12% grade.

As a regular BTWW work site participant, Lowell Observatory is sponsoring the “Mars Hill Challenge Ride” again this year as a featured event. Ride anytime between 12 pm and 5 pm on May 16th, we challenge local cyclists to bike up Mars Hill to the Lowell Observatory Steele Visitor Center and experience first-hand what Lowell BTWW riders contend with all week long. The reward?

A free Buy One, Get One (BOGO) guest pass to Lowell Observatory, and a refreshing bottle of water. Just show your bike helmet to the front desk greeter in the Visitor Center when you reach the top. For directions and questions contact info@lowell.edu or 928-774.3358.

May 19 – Sunday

Bike Bazaar, Bike and Gear Swap & Bike Parade

9am – Noon – Heritage Square Downtown Flagstaff

  • Annual Human-Powered Parade — 11:00 am start!
    Parade route map (1.5 miles).
  • Bike & Gear Swap.
    Earn some extra $$. Do you have a garage full of unused bike and gear? Rent a space, sell your stuff and earn extra cash. Sign up for a vendor space and table.
  • $10 Helmets for kids and adults Many sizes and colors to choose from for the whole family.
  • Mountain Line – Bike / Bus Demonstration Learn out to load your bike when traveling by bus.
  • Iron-on Transfer Station! We will have FREE t-shirts for kids. Adult t-shirts for a $5 donation.
  • Exhibits on commuting safely, local bike events and programs
  • YUM! “Bicycle powered” Smoothie station
  • Parade starts at 11:00am, staging at Heritage Square near the alleyway.
    We highly encourage bike floats, bike trains, bikes of all shapes & sizes and costumes. C’mon Flagstaff you love to dress up!

May 30 – Thursday

Flagstaff’s Walkable, Bikeable Future – with Adam Shimoni

FBO Board Member and former Vice Mayor Adam Shimoni will discuss successes, struggles, and what’s to come for cyclist and pedestrian enthusiasts in Flagstaff.

Adam has a strong understanding of the nuances of implementing change locally and will be sharing his thoughts on recent City efforts along with the struggles ahead. Join us for this engaging and informative conversation and learn how you can help Flagstaff become a safe and comfortable place to walk and bike! 

We will also announce the 2024 Bike Bingo winners at the end of the event!

This presentation will be held in-person in the Downtown Library Community Room. For more information, visit: https://flagstaffpubliclibrary.libcal.com/event/12323157
Time: 6:00PM
Location: Downtown Library Community Room, Zoom, and FBO Facebook Page

2024 Bike Month Sponsors

$1000

$1000

$500