Tomorrow is National Bike to Work Day
Tomorrow, Friday May 17th, is National Bike to Work Day. You are encouraged to make your morning and evening commutes on a bicycle. The day is part of Bicycle Month, which is promoted by the League of American Bicyclists.
Many cities will be having events for biking commuters tomorrow. Some plan on having free breakfasts available for bikers in designated parts of the city, while others are holding giveaways and contests.
Bicycling can drastically reduce an individual’s carbon emissions while improving their health. It’s fun and can actually be faster than driving under certain circumstances, since bikes can bypass a lot of traffic.
As always, it’s important to be aware of bicyclists while driving. If you are choosing to drive a car tomorrow, try to be more careful and forgiving of the bicyclists you encounter, since some of them may be new to commuting via bike.