Did you bike to work today?
Get out your bicycle! Friday, May 18th is National Bike to Work Day.
Did you know - 40% of all trips in the U.S. are less than two miles, making bicycling a reasonable, yet fun way to get to work. With an enlarged interest in healthy, sustainable and economic transportation options, it’s not surprising that, from 2000 to 2013, the number of bicycle commuters in the U.S. grew by more than 62 percent.
Furthermore, Hundreds of communities across the United States have been victorious in increasing bicycle commuting by providing Bike to Work Week and Bike to Work Day events.
In fact, among the 51 largest U.S. cities, 43 hosted Bike to Work Day events in 2010. The City of Denver reported the highest rate of contribution with 1 in 28 adults participating in its 2010 Bike to Work event. That effort makes a difference – In addition, it is more likely than people who participate in their Bike to Work Day promotion as first-time commuters will become regular bike commuters.