National Bike To Work Day is celebrated on the Third Friday of May. This year it will be celebrated on May 20. National Bike To Work Day is an event that is held on several days in Spring in the United States and Canada. It promotes the bicycle which is an option for commuting to work. May is Bike month each year and to workweek is the Bike week to Work Day, which changes from city to city. Beginning up to National Bike To Work Day, national, regional, and local bicycle advocacy groups appreciate people to try bicycle commuting as a healthy alternative to driving by issuing the route information and tips for new bicycle commuters. Moreover, the American Medical Association has authorized that day as a part of its push to encourage active transportation.
“When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.” – Sherlock Holmes
History of National Bike To Work Day
It was initially originated by the League of American Bicyclists in 1956. It is a part of Bike-to-Work Week, which turn the part of National Bike Month. In 2015, more than 30,000 people took part in special day events and spread awareness for a healthy and safe drive. Year by Year the National Bike To Work Day will be held, and the date will be published earlier before it starts. There is no cost to participate.
The event is recommended by several organizations, from bike shops that are in local and transit authorities. The Southern California commuter rail network Metrolink gives free rides to cyclists on that day.
Other Celebrations on May 20
May 20 is also celebrated as
- National Be a Millionaire Day
- Weights and Measures Day
- National Quiche Lorraine Day
- International Clinical Trials Day
- National Pick Strawberries Day
How to Celebrate the Day
It can be celebrated by getting out and start riding your bike to work each day. Also, form a group of friends to do the same with you and have a carpool like a bike pool. Execute the plan to go on trips on the weekend holidays to beautiful places on a bike. You can take photos while riding and share them with others on social media by using the hashtag #BikeToWorkDay.
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