About Bike to Work
Riding a bicycle can be a fun way to get to and from work while increasing physical activity, reducing traffic congestion, helping the environment and even saving money. While the yearly cost of owning and operating a vehicle is over $9,000, or 18 percent of the average household's income, owning and maintaining a bicycle can cost as little as $120 per year.
Many communities center their Bike to Work activities in May, designated as National Bike Month by the League of American Bicyclists. In 2011, Bike to Work Week is May 16–20 and Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 20.
This new Bike to Work Website is maintained by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. The Website provides helpful resources for planning and holding your bike to work event. The resources section includes downloads for event organizers, tips for individual riders, facts for the news media as well as information for employers and sponsors. The Website also features a discussion forum that will allow bike commuters to network with one another. Using the Web forum, you can post questions about how to get a bike to work event off the ground or offer your tips for holding a successful event.
The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) is a national clearinghouse for information about health and safety, engineering, advocacy, education, enforcement, access, and mobility for pedestrians (including transit users) and bicyclists. The PBIC serves anyone interested in pedestrian and bicycle issues, including planners, engineers, private citizens, advocates, educators, police enforcement, and the health community.
The following organizations have been instrumental in supporting and building support for Bike to Work events across the United States:
Read about how communities across the United States are building support for bike commuting.