Biking is a great way to travel—whether you’re riding to school, to work, to any function or event, or just for pleasure. It’s also a great way to stay in shape, reduce pollution, and save on gas. Not only do cycling enthusiasts understand the benefits of bike riding, many state governments do, also, and they have provided conveniences for bicyclists, including riding paths, travel lanes, and special parking areas.
Because it’s important for motorists and bicyclists to share the road, National Bike Safety Month is a campaign that urges bikers and motorists to coexist on the roads safely. During the month of May, there are many ways to learn more about bike safety, and you can do so through some fun and health-inspired events in your community.
May Events Promoting Cycling Health and Safety
There are a variety of events in May that promote cycling and all it has to offer. These events encourage safety, community, and healthier lifestyles. Here is a brief look at some of these events:
- National Bike Month. Sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, National Bike Month is celebrated in states across the country. This campaign is an opportunity for bike enthusiasts to highlight the benefits of biking and encourage others to try it. This year,
- Wisconsin will host the Wisconsin Bike Summit in Madison on May 5th.
- Bike to School Day is May 9, 2018. More than 50 schools in Wisconsin and more than 1290 schools around the nation will participate in the 2018 Bike to School Day. Events are planned to promote the benefits of biking and to increase awareness about how to bike to school safely.
- CycloFemme is May 13, 2018. On Mother’s Day, bicyclists gather for CycloFemme events to encourage women to lead happier, healthier, and more empowered lives that include cycling.
- Bike to Work Week is May 14-18, 2018, and Bike to Work Day is May 18, 2018. These events are designed to encourage commuting to work by bicycle.
During these events that promote a healthy way to travel, get to work, and spend your leisure time, it’s also important to remember bike safety. When people work together to share the road and look out for each other, they’ll all get to their destinations alive.