It’s May—spring is in full effect, the weather is finally warming up and it’s National Bike Month. This annual celebration has been going on each year since 1956, in an attempt to celebrate biking and hopefully attract some new riders. Sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, the month will be marked by events all over the country.
The most famous event is National Bike to Work Week, which will take place from May 11-15 this year. If you’ve ever thought of heading to work on two wheels, Friday, May 15, is likely the best day to do it. May 15 is National Bike to Work Day and there will be events, pit stops, contests and giveaways across the country.
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According to the League of American Bicyclists, more than half of the U.S. population lives within five miles of their workplace, which means biking to work is an attainable goal. Bike commuters can save money, get fit and enjoy the outdoors all without breaking from their typical schedules.