May by bike: the program of free cycling events in Paris and the Île-de-France region

Published by Graziella de Sortiraparis · Photos by My de Sortiraparis · Published on April 26th, 2024 at 02:42 p.m.
The month of May is a great opportunity to get out and cycle in Paris and the Ile-de-France region, in pleasant sunshine. From May 1 to 31, 2024, Mai à vélo celebrates a month of national festivities around cycling culture, with educational and popular cycling events.

Since 2021, the Mai à vélo event has been celebrating this soft mobility throughout France, from May 1 to 31. The aim? To increase the number of regular cyclists, by promoting cycling on a national scale. It's a month-long national celebration supported by the French Ministry of Ecological Transition and the Ministry of Sport, offering free educational cycling events for young and old, particularly in Paris and the Ile-de-France region.

It's a chance for everyone to get out on the pedals, for rides with family or friends, to discover new routes for the more experienced, or simply to get some fresh air in the midst of flowers and nature. Last year, the movement attracted over 50,000 participants and 12 million kilometers covered! On the program: introduction to cycling and safety, races, rides, repair workshops, film screenings and bike fairs.

A few events to look out for in the Paris region

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  • Festi Cocyclette - May 4 - Hôtel de Ville - Paris 4
  • CycloCube - Stroll at the Good Planet Foundation - May 5 - Paris 15
  • Giro des Clochers - May 9 - Houdan (Yvelines)
  • Bike repair workshop - May 16 - place Beauveau - Paris 8
  • Clacyclo, a 5-day cycling adventure from Paris to a secret destination - May 17
  • Discovery ride - May 18 - Marolles-en-Hurepoix (Essonne)
  • Stroll in the Bois de Vincennes - May 21
  • Bourse aux vélos - May 25 - Clichy
  • La Convergence - May 26 - departures from all over Ile-de-France to the Invalides lawn
  • Fête du vélo with routes and activities - May 26 - Versailles
  • Laundries around Maule (Yvelines) - May 26
  • Transition Expo Vélo, immersive experience - Place Vauban - Paris 7

And to find the event nearest you, visit the Mai à vélo website!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From May 1st, 2024 to May 31th, 2024

× Approximate opening times: to confirm opening times, please contact the establishment.


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