May is National Bike Month

Show Your Support for making Rock Hill more bicycle friendly by attending these events:

Bike Rack Unveiling

Come view the unveiling of Rock Hill’s new bike racks, designed by Winthrop’s fine arts students.  These bike racks not only promote cycling throughout the city, but also help to transform the downtown area into a more viable core of art and culture.

Date/Time/Location – TBD

Bicycle Rodeo

This family friendly event offers safety tips, hand signaling lessons, and more.  Practice cycling techniques with guidance.  Bring your bike and helmet and join the Mayor’s Ride to follow at 3pm.  Helmets available for those who need them, while supplies last.

Date/Time/Location:  Saturday, May 7th, 2pm to 3pm, City Hall Parking Lot (155 J0hnston Street)

Mayor’s Ride

Join Mayor Echols in a 3-5 mile ride at a family friendly pace around Old Town and the Winthrop University Area.  All ages welcome with appropriate parental supervision.  Helmets are required.

Date/Time/Location:  Saturday, May 7th, 3:00 pm, City Hall Parking Lot (155 Johnston St.)

Bike Commuter Basics Course

Learn safety tips and techniques for commuting by bike.  Free clinic with safety giveaways, while supplies last.  Pre-registration is required at 803/329-5632.

Date/Time/Location:  Tuesday, May 10th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, DiGiorgio Center room 114 at Winthrop University

Neighborhood Rides

Join other families for an afternoon or evening ride in your surrounding neighborhood.  Family friendly rides will be led by an experienced, local cyclist in each of the six city council Wards.

Date/Time/Location:  TBD

Ride of Silence

Join cyclists worldwide in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways.  The Ride of Silence will be a 10-mile ride led by the Rock Hill Bike Club at a pace not to exceed 12 mph.

Date/Time/Location:  Wednesday, May 18th, 7:00 pm, Wachovia Parking Lot (Main Street)

Bike to Work

Join cyclists around the nation in lowering our carbon footprint by riding your bike to work.  Report your distance and experience to

Date:  Friday, May 20th

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National Bike Month in Rock Hill is part of a bike safety and awareness campaign called “Bike Rock Hill,” coordinated by Eat Smart, Move More York County, the Rock Hill Bicycle Club and the City of Rock Hill.

The goals of the campaign are to raise awareness for the rules of the road for motorists and cyclists, to promote family friendly places to ride, and to offer bike events such as safety rodeos and commuter clinics.   Brochures and public service announcements are planned to provide safety tips and other information.

Eat Smart, Move More York County is a health advocacy alliance comprised of local health, nutrition and wellness professionals.

The Rock Hill Bicycle Club (RHBC) represents a collection of recreational riders, racers and mountain bikers.  The RHBC is a not for profit organization whose purpose is to promote the personal enjoyment of bicycling by its members and the cycling public.

The City of Rock Hill’s Trails and Greenways Advisory Committee also works to build awareness of trail and bicycle safety.