May is National Bike Month and several celebrations mark the joys and perks of bicycle riding.
According to The League of American Bicyclists, there are plenty of reasons to bicycle to work, school or just around the neighborhood — from saving money or time, preserving your health and the environment, to exploring the community.
Courtney Whitinger, who does sales and bike servicing at Berkley’s shop, says bicycling has been rising in popularity around the area — both for recreation and to save money.
“We’re definitely getting more commuters, with people riding to work, especially with the gas prices,” he said.
“Here, we’ve been getting more recreational riders, too. A lot more families are coming in now, with moms and dads looking to go out with the kids.”
In response to the rising number of riders, the also released a map of a suggested bicycle path around the community and safety tips to check out.
If you're looking to get involved with the action of National Bike Month, here are the special dates coming up
- May 9: inaugural Bike to School Day
- May 14-18: Bike to Work Week
- May 18: Bike to Work Day