Celebrate Bike to Work Day on May 19

May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated all over the country. National Bike Month was established in 1956 as a way to recognize and showcase the ways in which cycling is beneficial to the environment, our communities and our physical and mental health, and to encourage more people to give biking a try.

National Bike to Work Week takes place within National Bike Month. This year it will be held May 15-19, with National Bike to Work Day taking place on the 19th.

Cities all over the country are hosting Bike to Work Day events. For instance, in the Washington D.C. metro area, there will be over 85 pit stops set up for bicycle commuters with beverages, snacks and prizes. Other cities are offering similar setups, as well as offering free bike share services.

Some areas, such as San Francisco, will be celebrating Bike to Work Day on May 11 instead of the 19th, so double check online to see when there will be an event near you.

Use the hashtag #BTWD to share your experience, and don’t forget to hashtag #bicycletimes and tag us @bicycletimes too!

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Need a little extra motivation? Check out our series on overcoming commuting obstacles here.

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