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The grass is green, the air is clear, and so many of us are looking to get outside to walk and ride, so it's time to celebrate Bike Month!  Bike Month is celebrated throughout May all over the world, the U.S., and here in El Paso too.  In years past, the cycling community celebrated Bike Month with all sorts of group rides and social activities, but this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be celebrating a little differently.  Our group rides are being replaced with “social distancing” solo rides (in which we ask you to ride alone, or just with those you reside with, then post a selfie of you and your bike along with the hashtag #BikeMonth2020). 

In addition, we also plan to pay special tribute to those essential workers who ride their bikes to and from work, along with our friends at our local bike shops who've been busy keeping our bikes in good working order, and also to welcome all those who took up riding this year to keep themselves and their families fit and healthy.

We will continue our advocacy work to bring awareness to our community leaders as to the importance of making our streets safer, and the need to continue building out a safe, connected network of bike lanes and urban trails, to provide more bike parking so we can ride to wherever we want to go, and the need for bike repair stations so we can keep our bikes rolling.

The fun starts in a couple of days, so for now, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, on visit our website at www.velopaso.org for more information about upcoming social distancing rides, online events, and our special Bike Month Challenge.  Until then, let's stay healthy, keep social distancing, and get ready to celebrate #BikeMonth2020.

Check out our upcoming Social Distancing rides at: http://www.velopaso.org/rides

Want to learn more about the rules for social distancing rides?  Visit: http://www.velopaso.org/posts/what-is-a-social-distancing-ride-or-walk

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