Guess what May is? It’s National Bike Month! Established in 1956 by the League of American Bicyclists, this is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling with the hopes of encouraging more people to give it a try. Rolla is currently a bronze level bicycle-friendly community, with an active plan in place to become a silver level.
From May 16 – 21, the Rolla Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) has activities planned to promote bicycling in the Rolla area and promote good health for you and the environment.
Monday, May 16: Tune into KTTR for the Morning Mayor to talk about all things bike-related in Rolla and the upcoming bike week activities.
Tuesday, May 17: Celebrate with us at a ribbon-cutting on Oak Street and Highway 72
Wednesday, May 18: Check out the Visit Rolla Facebook page for a Giveaway!!
Thursday, May 19: Bike with your Buddies – Get out with a close friend or family member and ride your bike!
Friday, May 20: Bike to Work Day!
Saturday, May 21: Kids Safety Day at Lions Club Park
Where can I get a bike?
Looking for a bike so you can participate in these upcoming events? We highly recommend a stop at Route 66 Bicycles. ‘You can’t know bikes unless you ride them’ is their philosophy, and you can trust they will guide you in your purchase.
Where can I ride my bike?
If you’re looking for a place to ride your bike, The Acorn Trail in Rolla is an easy starter path. The Forest City Mountain Bike Trail is located just outside of St. James and is well maintained for a more rugged and challenging trail. For a complete list of biking trails around the area, please click here.
Big BAM Coming to Rolla!
The Big BAM (Bike Across Missouri) is coming to Rolla on Thursday, June 16!! This is a full six-day bike ride, where bikers start in Joplin and travel across Missouri, following alongside the ‘Mother Road,’ Route 66. Rolla will host day 4 of the ride, the Rolla Refuel, an overnight stop for these participants. We want to make it one to remember! Riders will be camping at Ber Juan Park and bussed Downtown for food and live music at Public House Brewing Company and Hoppers Pub. This Rolla Refuel event Downtown is open to the public, so come and join the fun!
Whether you’re riding for fun, fitness, with family, or taking trips to work, you are a part of a movement for safer streets, a healthier planet, and happier people. We hope you participate in Bike Month!