May is Bike Month. Let’s roll!

May is Bike Month and we’re working with our friends at Queen City Bike to celebrate our favorite form of transportation! If you bike for transportation, fitness, or the simple joy of it, there is an event for you. Here’s what we have planned at Park + Vine:

Bike Month Lunch Dealio: May 1-31
We’re rewarding every bicyclist who walks through our doors with $1 off lunch in May. Just show us your bicycling hotness and we’ll take $1 off your order at our lunch counter 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday. If you’re unable to make it for lunch, we’ll take $1 off any food or drink item prepared at the bar. Lock your bike safely in the Main Street Bike Corral in front of the shop. Bike Month is presented by Queen City Bike.

Queen City Bike Swap: May 6
Sell, buy or trade bikes and bike stuff, and hang out with other bike lovers 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6 at Park + Vine. Presented by Queen City Bike, organizer of Bike Month. For more information, visit queencitybike.org

Blacktop Detox: May 12
Join Alex Temple of Mobo Bicycle Cooperative for Blacktop Detox, a how-to workshop on bicycling and pedestrian advocacy noon Saturday, May 12 at Park + Vine. Pick up tips from Alex on how to be heard as a tax-paying, bicycle-riding citizen and help get bike things done in our fair city and beyond. This workshop is held in conjunction with Bike Month, which is sponsored by Queen City Bike. RSVP info@parkandvine.com

Bike Happy Hour Commuter Station: 4:30 to 6 p.m. May 14

Bike To Work Commuter Station: 7 to 9 a.m. May 17

Ride With Confidence: May 19
Learn the law of riding your bike on Ohio’s roadways and strategies for protecting your right to ride as a bicyclist from Bike Lawyer Steve Magas 1 p.m. May 19 at Park + Vine, 1202 Main Street. Steve’s presentation touches on the history of bicycling in America, several criminal cases where motorists were prosecuted for hitting cyclists, and hot button issues impacting cyclists today. $5 suggested donation benefits Queen City Bike. RSVP bikelawyer@aol.com before May 18. For more information about Ohio’s Bike Laws, visit www.ohiobikelawyer.com

Queen City Bike + Dine 6: June 2
Pedal out of Bike Month and into summer at Cincinnati’s sixth Queen City Bike + Dine 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 2. Ride your bike to Park + Vine for hydration and a quick air-brakes-chain check before departing at noon on a bike tour around Cincinnati. Ticket is $25… plus processing fees and includes five-course expedition to five local restaurants and bars. Proceeds benefit participating businesses and Queen City Bike, our region’s bicycling advocacy organization. Tickets are non-refundable. Event is rain or shine. Helmets required. For more information, e-mail info @ parkandvine . com

Bike Month T-shirts are available at Park + Vine and other local spots. Photo by Michael Providenti

Bike Month T-shirts are available at Park + Vine and other local spots. Photo by Michael Providenti

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