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Features & Articles : On your Bike! May is National Bike Month

By Andy Clarke
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What Can I Do During Bike Month?
    1. Get on your bike! Drag your bike out of the garage and take it to bike shop for a tune up. If you haven't ridden for a while, start with something simple like a trip to the local stores or a ride along a trail in your neighborhood. Visit for trail information. has information on riding techniques, bike maintenance and every other aspect of bicycling.

    2. Join your local advocacy group or riding club. More than 40 statewide and regional advocacy groups make up the Thunderhead Alliance, and every one of them is working hard to improve conditions for bicycling. The League of American Bicyclists has a membership that includes hundreds of recreational bike clubs. Many of these organizations will be arranging bike month or bike to work activities in May.

    3. Contact your local or state bicycle coordinator. Every state and many cities have a staff person working specifically on bicycle programs. They will likely know of any local events during May and also of any other important developments in your community. For example, perhaps your city or state is developing a bicycle plan or implementing a bike safety program that needs your input and support. Find your state bicycle coordinator. Visit state and local bicycle program sites.

    4. Meet with your elected representatives at the local, state and national level to see what they are doing to make it easier and safer to bicycle. Locate your member of Congress at and visit to see if he or she is a member of the Congressional Bike Caucus.

    5. Have fun! Bicycling is a great activity that is inexpensive, healthy, environmental, energy-efficient, and above all, enormous fun. Ride safely.


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