Posts tagged "National Bike Month"

A cease fire in the War on Cars?

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It’s that time of year again. Sunny skies. Warmer temperatures. Longer days. Leaves on trees. Singing birds. And swarms of pesky, annoying, unavoidable… bicyclists. It’s only a matter of time – 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 – before a perturbed columnist has had enough of being inconvenienced by these slow-moving scofflaws and takes to his... Read more »

30 Days of Biking ends, National Bike Challenge begins!

30 Days of Biking ends, National Bike Challenge begins!
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in… Without even a full day to reflect on the significance of (nearly) keeping the 30 Days of Biking pledge, it’s time to head over to the National Bike Challenge website and make another commitment. While it is highly unlikely that I’ll unknowingly be... Read more »

Bike Month Ends: Bicycling to Continue Indefinitely

Bike Month Ends: Bicycling to Continue Indefinitely
Today is the last official day of National Bike Month. Beginning tomorrow, the media spotlight will shine on another worthy cause, leaving only the sun to shine on bicyclists. It will be another eleven months before the media types return to blowing hot air about an activity that enhances health and improves the environment while... Read more »
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Two Days Left of Bike Month - Did You Ride as Much as You Wanted to?

It’s hard to believe that National Bike Month is drawing to an end in two days. With all of its official events – Bike to Work Day, Bike to School Day, Ride of Silence, Bike The Drive, Bike to Work Week – as well as the unofficial ones generated spontaneously by beautiful weekend weather, there... Read more »

How Everyone Can Participate in Bike To Work Week

How Everyone Can Participate in Bike To Work Week
Let me be one of many to remind you that today marks the beginning of National Bike to Work Week.  Here in Chicago, this week’s events are merely a warm-up to our own Bike to Work Week featuring the Bike Commuter Challenge from June 9th through 15th. In other words, you have two separate weeks... Read more »

Sixty Second Cycling: Weekend and More Bike Month Events!

Sixty Second Cycling: Weekend and More Bike Month Events!
The great events of National Bike Month just keep coming! Next week is Bike to Work Week while next Friday, May 18th, is the official National Bike to Work Day.  We Chicagoans can celebrate twice with our own Bike to Work Week June 9th through 15th featuring the ATA’s Bike Commuter Challenge. You can also... Read more »
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Public Support for Bicycling Infrastructure is Growing!

Public Support for Bicycling Infrastructure is Growing!
As you can see from America Bikes’ infographic above, public support for bicycling infrastructure investment is growing in the United States. Interestingly, this support transcends political affiliation and the urban versus exurban debate.  The average American, when asked specifically, has indicated that he or she views bicycling favorably and believes that our Federal government should... Read more »

Fitness and Fun: Bicycling's Best Kept Secret

Fitness and Fun: Bicycling's Best Kept Secret
Have you ever noticed that you don’t see bicycles advertised on television? You’ll see ads for health clubs, home fitness equipment, and workout programs, but you won’t see a single commercial touting bicycling as a form of fitness.  Late night and early weekend hours are filled with infomercials making dubious claims about every 10-minute workout... Read more »

Sixty Second Cycling: Bike Month Events Galore!

Sixty Second Cycling: Bike Month Events Galore!
As National Bike Month shifts into high gear, there is no shortage of cycling events to kick off your riding season. Bike to School Day, May 9th.  As featured in yesterday’s post, this is the first ever Bike to School Day and your participation is required to help make it a success.  A great feature... Read more »
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Will Your Child's School Be Participating in Bike to School Day on May 9th?

Will Your Child's School Be Participating in Bike to School Day on May 9th?
This coming Wednesday, May 9th, is the first ever Bike to School Day. Organized and promoted by The National Center for Safe Routes to School and the League of American Bicyclists, this National Bike Month event seeks to emulate the success of Walk to School Day in October. Do you know if your child’s school... Read more »