National Bike to Work Day
About National Bike to Work Day
When is National Bike to Work Day? This holiday is celebrated on the third Friday in May
National Bike to Work Day is today. This is a fantastic opportunity to get some exercise and save a little gas, along with less wear and tear on your automobile. Once you commit to biking to work today, you will discover how enjoyable it is. Hopefully, it encourages you to form a new habit and cycle to work any day when the weather is good.
Here is what National Bike to Work Day is all about. This information is straight from the League of American Bicyclists:
National Bike Month was started by the League in 1956. The event was timed to coincide with the arrival of warmer weather. It has inspired countless bike rides, safety inspections, commuter challenges, ribbon-cuttings, “share the road” promotions and other varied celebrations of bicycling in communities across the nation.
One of the most popular activities in Bike Month is encouraging people to bicycle to work and forsake their motor vehicles for just one day. Bike to Work Week is the third week in May, and the third Friday in May is designated as National Bike to Work Day.
The League was founded as the League of American Wheelmen in 1880. Bicyclists, known then as “wheelmen”, were challenged by rutted roads of gravel and dirt and faced antagonism from horsemen, wagon drivers, and pedestrians.
How to Participate in National Bike to Work Day
Here are a few ideas on how to participate in and celebrate this holiday:
- Ride your bike to work.
- Ride with neighborhood friends, if they work near you.
- Businesses: Offer incentives for employees to bike to work.
I’d ask God for a bike, but I know it doesn’t work that way. So, I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.
History and Origin of National Bike to Work Day
League of American Bicyclists create National Bike Month, Week, and Day.
We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a “National” day by either congressional records or a presidential proclamation.
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