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The yearly celebration known as Bike Month has come to an end, but don’t let that get you down.
The League of American Bicyclists first designated May as Bike Month in 1956, and we’ve been celebrating it as a time for all things bicycle ever since. And while it’s been fun, we don’t want to see all that energy disappear!
Did you try riding to work during May? Great! Keep at it– even if only once a week or once a month, that’s one day you can arrive at work with that same feeling of accomplishment, plus you’ll already be alert and have those creative juices flowing from your ride.
Did you ride other places, like the supermarket, the library, or a restaurant? Fantastic! Don’t stop just because May is over– see what other neighborhood gems you can find on your bike.
Did you ride just as much as you normally do during May, bike month or no bike month? Excellent. Every month is already bike month for you!
However much you chose to ride during May, keep the celebration rolling by riding all year long. If you need some extra motivation, the National Bike Challenge (NBC) continues until September 30! Get your coworkers, your friends, your family, or anyone you can find to form a team with you and get yourselves onto the NBC leaderboards.
Image: Bike to Work Day images shared on Twitter. Clockwise from top left: Cycletrack opening in Austin (BikeTexas images); Rocket Electrics Energizer Station (photo courtesy of Rocket Electrics); Dallas Energizer Station at Akard Station (photo courtesy of BikeDFW); Zachary Ford (top, photo used with permission); Laura Underhill’s bike (bottom) and Laura Underhill with her riding partners (both used with permission).