Saturday, May 10, 2008

Bike-to-Work Week & Bike Month

May is National Bike Month. The League of American Bicyclists is promoting Bike-to-Work Week from May 12-16 and Bike-to-Work Day on Friday, May 16. There are events going on all over the country. Orlando & Starbucks are celebrating Bike-to-Work day by offering free coffee if you ride your bike and bring your own mug on Friday, May 16 (see flyer).

50 ways (large PDF) to celebrate Bike Month

Reasons to bike to work:
  • Save time: biking the same distance is often shorter because you do not have to sit in traffic or find a parking spot. Taking back roads can often make the distance shorter than driving.
  • Save money: you won't be using your car as much, so you won't need to fill up the gas tank as often.
  • Help the environment: less driving means less pollution.
  • Get fit: Biking to work is a great way to make working out a part of your daily routine and get at least the recommended 30 minutes a day.
  • Enjoy the weather: you see more of the world when you are not stuck in traffic and can explore the scenic routes.

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