Bike to Work Day set for May 18

Boston will celebrate National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 18 with a festival for bike commuters that will take place from 7-9 a.m. at City Hall Plaza.

The celebration will feature free breakfast, coffee, and an expo with bicycle-related exhibits. Cyclists need only show their bicycle, helmet, Hubway key, or spandex to gain entry to the festival. Registration for the event is available online at boston.gov/register-bike-work-day. The first 300 pre-registered riders to arrive on Friday will receive a free pink “Boston Bikes” t-shirt.

Volunteers will lead a series of convoys from different parts of the city beginning around 7 a.m. and ending at City Hall Plaza. Cyclists can join the Dorchester convoy at two sites. The first meets at Peabody Square at 7 a.m., and the second at the corner of Dorchester Avenue and Adams Street in Fields Corner at 7:10 a.m. Or just meet up at City Hall.

Volunteers are encouraged to sign up either as convoy leaders or helpers with plaza setup and breakdown. Organizations can request an exhibit space at boston.gov/bike-work-day-exhibitor-registration.