Cycling events and cycling challenges planned to promote cycling – BG Independent News

Bikes sit in racks outside the Bike Safety Commission meeting.

The Toledo region is gearing up for Bike Month in May, with two challenges for cyclists and events throughout the month offering fun and learning related to cycling.

Cycling is a healthy commute that provides exercise and reduces air pollution and traffic congestion. Each year, the Council of Governments of the Metropolitan Region of Toledo (TMACOG) and its partners organize events and highlight the countless advantages of using a bicycle for transportation.

There are two ways to win prizes like T-shirts, bike accessories and more for cycling during the month of May. Learn more about the Bike Trail Challenge and the Gohio Challenge on TMACOG’s Bike Month page:

You can also find details of Bike to Work week and other community events happening this month.

TMACOG and its members are helping plan ways to safely integrate bicycles into the transportation system in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. To learn more and get resources such as cycling route maps and tips on how to stay safe while riding, go to

Maria R. Newman