May is National Bike Month! As an avid bike rider, I may be biased but I see it as one of the best ways to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Not only does biking offer spectacular views, but it promotes safer streets, connected communities, a healthier planet, and happier people. Send me photos and descriptions of the bike routes you take to school, work, and on weekend explorations. I'll share some of my favorite ways to get in a bike ride throughout the month as well.

Click here to submit your photo.


  • Photos must be within Connecticut’s 4th congressional district. Learn more about the 4th Congressional district here.  
  • You must be a resident of Connecticut’s 4th congressional district to submit a photo. If you’re not sure if you’re a resident of my district, please click here to find out. 
  • You must be the author of the photo(s) and it cannot be copyrighted, or have a pending copyright application by another author without permission. 
  • Staff and Congressman Himes may choose photos to highlight on our Facebook and Instagram.  

If you’d like to join in celebrating National Bike Month in the Fourth District, please fill out this google form. Your photo(s) in a standard image format (i.e., JPG, PNG); 

  • Please include information on where your photo was taken

By submitting this form I hereby authorize U.S. Representative James Himes (the “Member”), to use for any purpose relating to the official duties of the Member the photograph I have submitted to his District Photo Contest (“Photograph”).  I further authorize the use of my name in conjunction with the Member’s use of the Photograph.  I waive any right I may have to inspect or approve the use of the Photograph by the Member. I understand that the Member may use my Photograph, in whole or in part, in media or other technologies for worldwide distribution, and I grant my authorization for such use.  I also understand that the Member is under no obligation to use my Photograph for any purpose, and that I shall receive no compensation for the use of my Photograph by the Member.

By submitting this form I hereby release and hold harmless the Member, the U.S. House of Representatives, their employees and agents, and the United States from any and all liability for any and all claims arising out of or relating to the use of my Photograph by the Member.

I look forward to seeing you ride on!