May Is National Bike Month

Posted on May 7th, 2018

National Bike Month is so much more than 31 days in May. Itís a celebration of bikes; a reminder to get rolling again; a gateway to riding more often; a time to evangelize the beauty of bikes; and much more. Since 1956, May has been recognized as National Bike Month, and the League Of American Bicyclists has sponsored this celebration of bicycling for decades. National Bike to Work Week and Bike to Work Day are often cited as the monthís flagship events, occurring the third week and third Friday of May, respectively. Indeed, bike commuting has grown by 62 percent from 2000 to 2013 ó but Bike Month is about more than just getting to and from the office. The momentum is building: With growing cultural awareness around health and wellness, sustainability and economic savings, bicycling is being seen by new and broader audiences as a simple solution to many complex problems, from reducing obesity rates to increasing mobility options.

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