Happy National Bike Month! May is a time to pump your tires, clip on your helmet and take off on a two-wheel adventure. This year’s biking phenomena is sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, and they want everyone to know more about Bike Month. Bike month started in 1956 to showcase all the many benefits of riding a bike and to encourage the use of bicycles. Bicycling is a great alternative for transportation as it’s good for the environment and easy to move and store. Not only that, but it can improve your health if used consistently with little to no stress on your joints. Treat your bike to a special trip this May and celebrate the wonderful joy of riding!

 

Ridin’ Round Town

There are tons of events in this month of May for you, your bike, and all of your friends and their bikes to participate in:

  • Bike to School Day – May 9th: As the 8th annual year this event has taken place, many schools have undertaken the opportunity to promote bike riding to students and their families. If you’d like to learn more or see if a school near you has registered, click here to visit the Walk and Bike To School website.
  • Cyclofemme – May 12th: On this date, Women all over the globe will join together to celebrate their collective momentum and continue to change the world. Pick up your helmet and your bike to show how strong and courageous you are. If you can’t ride, promote this day by using the hashtag, #cyclofemme. To learn more, click here.
  • Bike to Work Week – May 13th -19th: This week, hundreds of businesses and organizations will be encouraging biking to work for their employees, and you can promote biking to work right now at your workplace too. Click here to visit the League’s guide to planning a fun and successful event.
  • Bike to Work Day – May 17th: If you’re considering riding to work, this is the day to do it. Hundreds of people all over the nation will be taking their bikes out for a spin to where they work, and you can join them. Tell your friends and family!

To see more, visit the League’s website here. Happy cycling!

 

Works Cited:

The League of American Bicyclists. (2019). National Bike Month. Retrieved from https://bikeleague.org/bikemonth.