It is an understatement to say that I love biking. No, I’m not one of those people wearing jerseys, spandex, and aerodynamic helmets. Since middle school when my brother and I would make trips to the grocery store for my mom for a loaf of bread (and a chocolate bar), I have used it in place of walking, public transportation, and driving. It’s a great way to travel -especially now with gas prices more expensive than ever and climate change continuing its drastic course. So do yourself a favor and test out biking as a mode of transportation this month.
Mark your calendars for these special biking days and find an event in your neighborhood!
National Bike to School Day (May 9)
CycloFemme, the International Day of Women’s Bicycling (May 13)
National Bike to Work Week (May 14-18)
National Bike to Work Day (May 18)
National Bike Challenge (May 1-August 31)
You can also get stats on how your city compares to others in miles of bike lanes and the number of residents who are bikers on the League of American Bicyclists website.
And why stop biking after May? Make it a regular mode of transportation! Ryan Wood presents his 10 reasons to start biking to work.