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Entries filed under 'national bike month'

    Bike to Work Week is Underway; Are You In?

    fileHats off (helmets, too) to everyone who is pedaling to work this week. May is National Bike Month, this week (May 14-18) is Bike to Work Week and, if you still need an excuse to jump in the saddle, Friday, May 18, is Bike to Work Day. The benefits of riding to work are fairly obvious. Chief among them: No gasoline is involved, you get some exercise and the whole trip feels like a mini-adventure. Plus cycling involves some above-average health benefits. So if you're on the fence about pedaling ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on May 17, 2012 1:33 PM & Tagged Bike to Work Day, Cycling, bicycle and national bike month | permalink | Comments

    Is This How You Roll? National Bike Month Begins Today

    fileNational Bike Month begins today. So, are you ready to ride? News that that May is National Bike Month may leave some people on the fence instead of in the saddle. If so, here are 2 sources of potential inspiration to bust out the 2-wheeler this month: 1. A website from the publishers of Governing (which analyzes government data for policymakers in state and local governments) looked at recent U.S Census Bureau estimates and assembled a top-10 list of American cities with the highest percentage ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on May 2, 2012 1:32 PM & Tagged Cycling, bicycle and national bike month | permalink | Comments

    Bike to Work Day: Does It Inspire You?

    Today is National Bike to Work Day in most areas, a feel-good day of busy bike trails and happy, if a bit sweaty, commuters. Did you ride in today? Here at REI headquarters in Kent, Wash., Bike to Work Day is a pretty big deal. Employees were encouraged to participate both in the day's ride and the month-long commuter challenge. On Bike to Work Day itself, employees who checked in got a free breakfast, an energy bar, the chance to win a raffle and even minor bike adjustments, if needed. The ...

    Posted by Steve T on May 20, 2011 1:21 PM & Tagged Bike to Work Day, Cycling, bike commuting and national bike month | permalink | Comments

    Will Gas Prices Convert You into a Bike Commuter This Summer?

    Will high gas prices turn you into a bike commuter this year? An article in Monday's USA Today indicates that $4 gasoline is prompting some commuters to convert from 4-wheeled to 2-wheeled transportation this spring. The article cites a retail report that shows first-quarter bike sales this year are up 9% over the same three-month period in 2010, with road bikes pacing the growth. REI product manager Mark Harding says bike sales at the co-op are steady and strong, though he has yet to detect a ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on May 12, 2011 6:41 PM & Tagged Cycling, bicycle, bike commuting and national bike month | permalink | Comments

    Making the Transition to Clipless Bike Pedals

    In a previous post, I noted that I’m a longtime casual rider who is finally going from toe-clips to clipless bike pedals. I’d put this off for years due to fears of getting stuck in them and toppling embarrassingly to the ground. Based on the large number of readers we get to the REI Expert Advice articles on how to choose cycling shoes and pedals, this appears to be a common concern. I am happy to report, however, that my fears were unfounded. While commuting to work during National Bike ...

    Posted by Steve T on May 27, 2010 4:21 PM & Tagged bike pedals, bike shoes, clipless and national bike month | permalink | Comments

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