Bike To Work Week Is May 13th – 17th 2019
Bike Week is an annual international event. It is full week event that promotes, advocates and celebrates bicycling for transportation. Bicycle commuting has been steadily gaining popularity in American, Asian and European cities and countries over the past decade as more people are interested in finding ways to achieve healthy, sustainable and economical way to get to and from work.
History of Bike To Work Week
In 1923, the first Bike Week was held in the UK. It was then this wonderful tradition of promoting riding your bike to work was born. This annual event is almost a century old!! Some dates of a city’s Bike Week can be different, but the event remains the same.
Bike To Work Day is Friday May 17 2019
International Bicycle Day is Monday June 3 2019
Positive Changes From Bike Week
The popularity of Bike Week has encouraged cities to do major overhauls in regards bicycle commuting. Many cities that hold annual Bike Week have committees who push for these improvements of the city for cyclists and bicycle regulations. Providing bicycle lanes on city streets, bicycle specific stop signs, Green Ways, DIY bike repair stations and robust bicycle laws are being implemented and also demanded by cyclists. This demand is causing positive change in bicycling communities and also the cycling industry.
Now Is The Perfect Time To Give Bike Commuting A Try!
Many employers and communities get involved with Bike Week. Check with yours to see how they celebrate. You can also ask what ongoing programs are happening or what benefits that are offered through your employer.
Click here for more resource on starting or planning events in your workplace or community.
Get Ready For Bike Week 2019!!
If you are new to bicycle commuting you are welcome to check out my post on Bicycle Commuter Etiquette for some helpful tips. Also if you haven’t been on your bike for a while please make sure it is safe to ride and make any needed bike repairs. It will be better to know about them before you leave for work rather than on your commute there. You can bring you bike to a local bike shop for a spring tune-up or needed maintenance or you learn how to do these repairs yourself at home with the DIY Bike Repair Online Tutorials Program. Click DIY Bike Repair to learn more.
Please wear a proper fitting helmet for bicycle safely. Below is a link to Amazon’s Best Seller in Adult Bike Helmets. It is the Schwinn Thrasher. It offers a lightweight Microshell featuring a 360 degree comfort system with dial fit adjustment. They offer many colors and sizes for adults, youth, and children. Also a fun way to promote bike safety especially for cyclists that are biking at night are these Spoke Lights. They are so fun and look so cool!!! To think I just had an old playing card and some tape when I was a kid. Anyone else remember doing that?
Get geared up for Bike Week 2019!!! See you on the bike path! Nicole