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Bike to Work Day was originated by the League of American Bicyclists in 1956, and takes place on the third Friday in May. On this day, cyclists across the country show solidarity and ride together for their health, their cities, and the environment. Bicycle advocacy groups provide tips and route information to encourage people to try bicycle commuting as a healthy and safe alternative to driving. The holiday is supported by many organizations - from local bike shops and restaurants to municipalities and transit authorities. Further, the American Medical Association has endorsed Bike to Work Day as part of its push to encourage active transportation.

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Did You Know?

40% of all trips in the U.S. are less than two miles, making bicycling a feasible and fun way to get to work.

How to Celebrate National Bike To Work Day

  • For starters, leave the car at home and get on a bike for your work commute!
  • Even better, get a group of friends to do it too. You'll have a much bigger adventure than you would carpooling.
  • There will be tons of bike-related events in communities nationwide, hopefully including yours. See what's out there and how you can participate!
  • Use #BikeToWorkDay to post all the day's interesting tidbits on social media.
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