Put the Pedal to the Pavement
How did you get to work today?
Since 1956, May has been recognized as National Bike Month. The third week in May is designated Bike to Work Week; and the third Friday of May is Bike to Work day. Maybe it’s time to put some air in your tires and hit the streets.
The League of American Bicyclists is the organization responsible for coordinating events all around the U.S. that highlight Bike to Work Day. According to TLAB more than 50% of the population lives within 5 miles of their workplace, which makes biking to work a very realistic possibility, for many people.
Many cities around the U.S. held gatherings and events as part of Friday’s bike to work day. If you want to see if your city was listed, you can find out here. If you are interested in organizing an event next year for your company or your city they even have a step by step guide, which can be downloaded here (.pdf).
In case you missed out on this year’s two-wheeled event, fear not. While not quite as green as foot power, next month you can participate in the 18th Annual International Motorcycle and Scooter, Ride to Work Day June 15th see http://www.ridetowork.org/ for more details.