Get to Work the Healthy Way
This week, May 13-17, is National Bike to Work Week. If the days will stay dry, it would be a great time for you to dust off your bike and pedal to the office. According to bikeleague.com, 40 percent of all trips made in the United States are less than two miles. Piece of cake, right?!
There are many reasons to consider biking to work, this week or any time, really. Biking promotes good health, inexpensive transportation and it’s better for the environment than a motor vehicle. Lots of people around the country have already embraced the bike life trend. From 2000-2013, the number of bicycle commuters increased by more than 62 percent.
Lots of big cities promote Bike to Work Week, or Bike to Work Day, which is always the third Friday in May. The city of Denver, Colorado boasts the largest number of participants are in their city. Some schools around the country, and in Arkansas, have even adopted a Bike to School Day during the same week.
According to National Day Calendar, Bike to Work Week was started in 1955 by the League of American Bicyclists. The event is also endorsed by the American Medical Association.
So, maybe you are interested in participating in Bike to Work Week. Give it a try! Even if you can’t make that happen, maybe a Bike to School day with your children would be a great alternative.