Bicycles have multiple uses for owners including fun, fitness, and transportation. During May, which is national bike month, it is time to celebrate all the different uses for bikes. This week, transportation moves to front and center during “bike to work week”.
The Friday of bike to work week is also bike to work day for those who want to bike to work but can’t do the full week. I was surprised to find out that this is actually the 56th year of bike to work week. The holiday was started by the League of American Bicyclists in 1956. Today there are bike weeks all around the world which help to make bike safety and bike paths more accessable to everyone.
For some cyclists a regular bike is not enough they go the extra step to create their own bike out of stuff I would never have thought of including wood.
With more focus on the environment impact of cars, bikes have become one of the most popular forms of transportation and bike to work day is the highlight for the movement to get more people to switch to bikes.
If biking to work doesn’t work for you at least dust off the bike and ride for fun. Bikes can get you places a car will never be able to go and you could find some natural beauty away from the cities.
For more bike photos check out Newscom.
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