May is National Bicycle Month, and local organizations are planning a series of events to raise awareness of the need to make Mississippi more bicycle friendly.
Bike Walk Mississippi is asking people to wear yellow tomorrow for Wear Yellow Day to increase awareness of bicycle safety on the state's roads. Vehicles should give at least three feet of space when passing bicyclists, runners or walkers, and should be sure not to drive distracted or under the influence.
Also May 16, Ride of Silence events in Ridgeland, Hernando, Tupelo and Oxford will commemorate cyclists who were killed in accidents on Mississippi roads. For more information, email [e-mail missing].
National Bike to Work Day is May 18, and volunteers will clean up the future Museum to Market Trail May 20 at 2 p.m. The Jackson Bike Advocates will host several events and bike rides May 24-27. All cyclists are encouraged to wear helmets. For more information, visit the group's Facebook page.
Ride of Silence today (Wednesday, 16th) in Ridgeland 6:30pm at Northpark Mall Mentioned, but not elaborated on: EPIC BIKE WEEKEND (24-27) Thursday: Museum Movie Ride 6pm at Rainbow, riding to the Art Garden to watch Ferris Buller Friday: Alley Cat (checkpoint race), 6pm at Rainbow; after party at Sneaky Beans with the Overnight Lows and Bloodbird playing. Saturday: Bike Polo! 10am-5pm at Broadmeadow church, come watch Jxn, Mobile, and Memphis play! Afterparty at Morningbell with Frank and the Meltones Sunday: Bicycle Brunch Ride, 11am at Rainbow, riding to Julep then Babalu