Get Ready to Bike to Work!

(from the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham) May is National Bike Month! The League of American Bicyclists is promoting Bike-to-Work Week from May 17-21 and Bike-to-Work Day is on Friday, May 21 at 7:00 a.m. A bicycle commuter convoy will depart from the fountain at Five Points South (Birmingham’s Southside). The group will ride throughout Birmingham’s City Center to tour ongoing and future downtown revitalization projects and to raise cycling awareness.
 
Citizens throughout America participate in this annual initiative by conducting group rides to highlight the benefits of cycling as a viable mode of transportation and means of regular exercise for better health.  Taking your bike to work instead of a car improves regional air quality by reducing vehicular emissions and can result in weight loss, stress reduction and improved cardio-vascular function. Biking to work makes for good use of commute time and reduces costly fuel consumption for many Americans. For metro Birmingham it makes more sense than ever! The League has set up an event website providing information on events all across the nation: www.bikemonth.com 

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