Announcing MILLION MILE MAY, a free virtual bike challenge

You’re invited to be a part of our global celebration of cycling as we honor what unites, motivates, and inspires our community.


MILLION MILE MAY, Bike New York’s latest virtual cycling challenge, is a free Bike Month event open to riders of all stripes and skill levels, no matter where or how you ride. Our goal: Let’s pedal 1,000,000 miles in 31 days to support accessible public bike education… and have a whole lot of fun along the way!


From May 1—31, join a worldwide community of riders and make the choice to #BikeThere each day. Whether you’re commuting, running errands, working out, touring, or just exploring, you’ll be part of a virtual peloton brought together by a common love of the ride and the thrill of chasing those daily miles. To participate, all you need is a bike, a smartphone, and a healthy sense of adventure.


Photo: Asim Rehman

Throughout the month, you’ll have the opportunity to earn rewards by hitting mileage and fundraising benchmarks. And when we say “rewards,” we’re not just talking about the endorphins and euphoria you feel on a big descent—every mile gets you a little closer to awesome prizes we know you’re going to love. Ride solo or join a team, then watch as you climb the Leaderboard whenever you opt to saddle up.


For those of you who took on the Spoketober Challenge last autumn, you know firsthand what an exciting, joyful, and moving experience it was to pedal together across the miles. Your enthusiasm and support was a game changer for us, helping to power the relaunch of our on-bike education classes and expand our free online programming. We’re confident that Million Mile May will be an even more amazing journey.


Let’s make Bike Month 2021 the ride of a lifetime. Registration for Million Mile May opens next Wednesday, April 21. Keep an eye on your inbox and Bike New York’s social media for more information.