The City of Milford Brings Back Bike Milford Month!
Milford, CT – The City of Milford is bringing back Bike Milford to celebrate the National Bike Month of May. Biking is an excellent way to see our beautiful city while having fun, improving health, and helping the environment. Various cycling events are planned throughout the month for all ages and abilities.
The city is home to over 17 miles of bikeable shoreline making it one of the most scenic areas for bicyclists. Year-round routes are marked throughout the city including the 5, 10, 20, and 40 mile courses for the Folks on Spokes charity ride supporting Bridges. Milford also has 11 miles of the 2,900-mile East Coast Greenway that runs from Maine to Florida.
Milford is the perfect city to enjoy a casual ride with the family, get some exercise, or for a quick commute. A great way to experience Milford is with our new Bike Passport that brings our community together with our local businesses. We encourage people to bike to each of the locations for their passport to be stamped. Each stamp gives one entry into an end of the month raffle!
We are also bringing world champion athlete Chris Poulos, a youth motivational speaker and professional bicycle stunt performer for a show on May 28th. Chris will inspire with his real-life stories, words of wisdom, and amazing bicycle skills. This is a show the whole family will enjoy.
Other Bike Month events include the return of the Milford Bike Rodeo lead by Milford Police Department, national ride to work day, and more. Please see below for the full schedule of events and for details on the Bike Milford Passport, Stunt Show, and how to win great prizes!
Schedule of events:
May 1st-May 31st - Bike Milford Passport Program
Beginning May 1st, interested participants may pick up their passport card at one of the participating businesses listed below. The Bike Milford Passport program is a great way to tour our beautiful city while visiting some of our "quick stop" local businesses. Starting May 1st, participants are encouraged to bike to each location and have their passport stamped. Each stamp will equal one entry into our raffle with a maximum of 16 entries per participant. Passports may be handed in during the May 28th Bicycle stunt show and accepted no later than June 15th, 2022. Participating businesses include:
• Bees Knees Cafe
• Café Atlantique
• CappuGino's Coffee and Shakes
• Cone Zone
• Devine’s Bagels & Cafe
• Greek Spot Cafe & Grill
• Nate's Plates
• Seaside Nutrition
• Sprout Juice Bar
• Tony's Bikes & Sports
• Touchdown Nutrition
• Walnut Beach Creamery
May 7th – Professional Helmet Check and 10% off Helmets at Tony’s Bikes
The pros over at Tony’s Bikes will be providing a complimentary helmet check from 10:00am to 5:00pm and offering 10% off the purchase of a new helmet. While you’re in the area, be sure to ride over to the Milford Artisan Market on the Milford Green.
May 20th – National Ride to Work Day
Mayor Blake, Milford Police, friends, family and local officials will ride to work today. We encourage others to do the same!
May 28th - Bike Rodeo & World Champion Bicycle Stunt Show
12:00 PM-2:00pm Fowler Rotary Pavilion - The Milford Police and the Milford Recreation Department will host a Bike Rodeo at Fowler Rotary Pavilion. Bike rodeo events include bike safety check, safe stopping, using hand signals, and practicing agility with an obstacle cone course. The importance of a properly fitted bike safety helmet will also be covered. Learn more here
Bicycle Stunt Show
2:00 PM-3:00pm at Fowler Rotary Pavilion - Join us as Milford Recreation brings Chris Poulos to the stage. Chris is a world champion athlete, youth motivational speaker, and aspiring author who shares powerful life lessons as he demonstrates amazing bicycle stunts. He specializes in core values, anti-bullying, and character education. This event will entertain all ages! Learn more here
For questions about Bike Milford, individuals can reach out to Jeremy Grant at email@example.com or Cassie Schull at firstname.lastname@example.org.