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Transportation Tuesday: May is Bike Month!

by , 05/06/08

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If you have a bike, and have always wanted to ride it to work, get ready to give it a go. The League of American Cyclists is gearing up for Bike-to-Work week, which is running from May 12 to the 16th – just one of many events celebrating May as Bike Month. If cities were designed to have more people using a bike, then perhaps, we wouldn’t have as many problems with congestion and air quality as we have right now. And this initiative is a great way to prove it!


It’s all part of Bike Month, a series of events organized by the League of American Bicyclists, whose mission, as you can imagine, is to advocate for a bike-friendly America. There are a number of events, reading, and promotional materials at their website, all helpful if you are interested in getting a bike, finding fellow bicyclists, and getting out and about in your city. So, bike enthusiasts and healthy planet advocates, it’s time to tune up for Bike-to-Work week, celebrate Bike Month and keep the two-wheeled transportation rolling!

+ May is Bike Month
+ Bike Month Events by State

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  1. simon seasons May 7, 2008 at 5:34 am

    Here’s an idea from Sydney. The Bike Bus. I saw it on a site that is now lost to me, but anyway.
    A predetermined route is set out with estimated times of passing major intersections and a start and finish point and time. The idea is that cyclists can join and leave the group to and from work and so the group has safety in numbers and also becomes a social way of getting to work and home again on your bicycle. In any city a pattern of four or five routes could be set out and then each could have four or six setting out times throught the day concentrated around the most ‘passengers’.
    School kids in Australia started the idea with a walking school bus which has two adults one ‘driving’ up front and one bringing up the rear. As the mob of kids walk to school it grows as various parents meet the walking school bus as it passes their houses and streets. Again safety in numbers and adult supervision for the kids and a great way to keep fit. Cool idea huh!

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