National Bike Month has gained serious momentum in the last several years. One of the biggest factors in this growth is most certainly Bike to Work Week! Starting today, May 13th, through Friday, May 17th, Americans across the country will strap on their helmet, grab their briefcases, and head to work on two wheels. National Bike Month has seen great success in the past and the event sponsor, the League of American Bicyclists, predicts this year’s event to grow significantly, as employees and employers from coast to coast join in on Bike to Work Week.
Recent studies indicate that over half of the United States workforce lives within only five miles of their workplace. Clearly, biking to work is feasible for the majority of the country and Bike to Work Week provides a powerful wakeup call to many. In fact, a past study shows that one of every five participants in Bike to Work Week went from first-time commuters to regular bike commuters following their participation. National Bike Month hopes that using a variety of events will help to transform the thinking of Americans across the nation.
Bike to Work Week is celebrated by companies wishing to take a more active role in the following:
- Team building, company morale improvement
- Reduction of company’s overall carbon footprint
- Increase in employee health and productivity
- Community involvement
As more and more organizations are choosing to join in on the Bike to Work Week fun, the environment will see an immediate benefit. What is your company waiting for? It’s time to ride to work!