Whether you bike to work or school; ride to save money or time; pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment; or simply to explore your community, Derby Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride. May is I Bike Derby Month, sponsored by the Derby Health Collaborative. The Derby community has so many great bike paths and places to ride that we are celebrating with a number of activities during May. Dust off your bicycle and get out and enjoy the wind in your face and the freedom that comes with riding, after all it’s healthy, it’s fun, it’s trending.
(In case of inclement spring weather these events will be cancelled.)
Calendar of Events
Events at a Glance
Updates available on our FACEBOOK Page
Tour De Derby, May 21
Join the second annual Tour De Derby on Sunday, May 21, 2:00 p.m. at High Park. Mayor Randy White will lead this free, self-supported family friendly ride. Riders (and families) can ride as much or as little as they’d like. Choose the family park path, the 10 mile ride or the 35 mile ride. (Both the Tour De Derby and Gavel Grinder will leave from High Park)
Dates/Times: May 21, 2:00 p.m.
Fee: FREE, but registered participants will be eligible for give-a-ways
Location: Derby High Park
Derby Gravel Grinder, May 21
Gravel riding is one of the fastest-growing styles of cycling, and for good reason: it takes riders off-road, but not too far—which means the bikes are ready for anything, including washboards, single-track, bike-packing, and pannier-loaded errand runs. Gravel roads are also less trafficked, more scenic, and often a little more technically challenging, which makes them a great change of pace if you’re used to pavement. Join us for this first ever group gravel ride in Derby. Choose between an 11 mile or 24 mile ride. (Both the Tour De Derby and Gavel Grinder will leave from High Park)
Hey kids, enter the I Bike Derby coloring contest for a chance to win a free bike helmet. Return your page to your school or drop it off at the DRC by May 10, 2017 (Bike to School Day)
Dates: May 1 - 10
Return colored page to your school or drop it off at the DRC by May 10, 2017
Bike Safety Check and Minor Repair, May 5 or 8
The Derby Health Collaborative and the Derby Bike Month Committee have volunteered to check over your bicycle to make sure it’s in good working condition. Minor repairs will be done on site. Tougher repairs may be referred to an area bicycle shop.
Dates/Times: May 5, Anytime between 4:00 pm to 6:00 p.m.
Fee: FREE, no registration is required.
Location: Oaklawn Activity Center Parking Lot
Dates/Times: May 8, Anytime between 4:30 pm to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Madison Avenue Park, Northwest Corner
Derby Skate Park BMX Demo and Challenge, May 7
Emery Park BMX is coming to the Derby Skate Park. Emery Park provides competitive BMX racing forboys, girls and adults from ages 3 to 50+ BMX racing is an individual sport and is designed to build self confidence and self esteem in anyone who participates. Come see and learn more about the sport of BMX. Hot dogs provided for bicyclist.
Dates/Times: May 7, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Fee: Free, no registration is required.
Location: Derby Skate Park
Learn to BMX Free Clinic @ Emery BMX Park, May 13
Emery Park BMX is inviting youth to come learn how to race BMX. Emery Park provides competitive BMX racing for boys, girls and adults from ages 3 to 50+ BMX racing is an individual sport and is designed to build self confidence and self esteem in anyone who participates. Races are organized according to age group and skill levels, so everyone gets the opportunity to compete on a fair and competitive basis. Even beginner riders have the chance to race safely with other new riders. Call Emery Park for more information at 316-262-9878.
Emery Park BMX
Dates/Times: May 13, 2 to 4 pm
Location: Emery Park BMX, 2339 E MacArthur Rd, Wichita, KS
Learn Basic Bike Maintenance, May 15
Join the members of the Derby Bike Committee to learn how to do basic bicycle maintenance. This hands-on class will cover basic maintenance on tires, brakes, and chains. In addition, class instructors will cover additional information and tips. Bring your bike if it needs some basic repairs.
Dates/Times: May 15, 6:30 p.m.
Fee: FREE, but registered participants must pre-register
Location: Derby Madison Avenue Park Pavilion
Bicycle Dreams - The Movie, May 16
Bicycle Dreams is one of the most celebrated cycling films of all time. Winner of 17 Film Festivals, Bicycle Dreams is the powerful true story of the Race Across America, a 3000-mile bicycle race that challenges riders to cross the country in just ten days.
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Derby Library
Bike to Lunch Day, May 5 and May 19
Celebrate National Bike to Work Day by bicycling to lunch. Show your bicycle helmet to get a buy one get one deal at the Derby Chipotle. Details on our FACEBOOK page
Dates/Times: May 5 and May 19, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Fee: Just the cost of your own lunch
Location: Check our FACEBOOK page for more locations and details.
May 5 Chipotle Coupon
May 19 Chipotle Coupon