Across America and Canada people are being urged to join in with the spirit of Bike to Work Week from 11th-17th May. May is widely recognised as the month of cycling across America, but this week long event hopes to go the extra mile and inspire more people to get on their bikes and get to work by pedal power.
The aim of Bike to Work week is to encourage people to use a bike as an alternative method of getting to work, rather than relying on fossil fuel powered cars to get from A to B every day, and across different towns and cities, different initiatives and individual events will be taking place, including Celebration Stations throughout Prince George, B.C.
The stations will offer free food, drink and bicycle related goodies to participating cyclists, as well as offering guidance on choosing routes for going by bike instead of by car. The chair of the organising committee for Bike to Work Prince George commented,
“Cycling to work is a great way to stay active, save money, and save time. By biking to work you are getting your daily recommended physical activity, avoiding the expense of driving your car, and eliminating the need for the gym.”
This year’s Bike To Work Week will be the 53rd event to be supported by the League of American Bicyclists, who are working to make America a bike friendly nation. Their website contains details of different events going on around America in conjunction with the event to make it easy to find out how you can get involved.