Keepin’ it wheel during May is Bike Month

Have some fun as you work your butt off for #MayIsBikeMonth with unique events throughout May.

Illustration by Brian Breneman

So you’re biking to work, the post office, the farmer’s market and the gym this month, and yes, you deserve a cookie (or nine, because you’re burning tons of calories!), but all spin and no play makes Jill a dull girl. Here’s a quick rundown of some standout events for a little diversion in your newly peripatetic lifestyle this month:

Go all-out in reverting to your childhood by dressing up for the Bike Party Sacramento: Superheroes vs. Supervillains Ride and cruising around with your fellow Avengers, Suicide Squad members, etc., on Friday, May 6. The ride leaves from Sutterville Bicycle Company (2365 Sutterville Bypass) at 7 p.m. and is intended for the over-21 crowd. More info can be found at

On Saturday, May 7, roll out on a bike tour of notable punk-rock sites of importance and their context within the city on the Jane Jacobs Roll: Punk Rock Bike Ride. Mickie Rat of local punk band the Secretions and William Burg of Preservation Sacramento will be your guides on this free tour that takes off from the Crest Theatre (1013 K Street) at 4 p.m. Find out more at

The Crocker Art Museum (216 O Street) will be celebrating with ArtMix: Bike Funk-o-Rama on Thursday, May 12, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Expect zany bike fashion and accessories, funky tunes from DJ Epik and drink specials. Admission is $8-$10; visit to find out more.

On Friday, May 13, join the Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen (1915 I Street) for the Sacramento Mystery Ride. No one knows where you’re going yet, but plan on it being 12 miles round-trip, and wear something … mysterious. The ride leaves at 6 p.m. and all ages are welcome. Find out more at

And to cap off #MayIsBikeMonth: the Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Blues Bike Ride on Sunday, May 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The scenic 8-mile ride will include the Johnny Cash Trail in Folsom and riders are encouraged to wear black, of course. Check out for more information.