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Welcome To Bike Month 2013

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As I say every year, EVERY month is National Bike Month – we all know that. However, it’s nice that national organizations like The League of American Bicyclists (who originated National Bike Month) and People For Bikes, are focusing their efforts on May – one of the best months to bicycle – just so that they can get some good traction and be more effective with their messaging.

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Speaking of messaging, they’ve even come up with some helpful things (pdf) that advocates can post on Facebook and Twitter. Here are a few:

• Where will the ride take you? Join us this Bike Month to find out! [link]*
• Bike Month is here! What’s your favorite way to celebrate cycling?
• What are your favorite places to ride in [your community]?
• Do something different this Bike Month. Download the League’s BIke Month Bingo card and join the fun! bikeleague.org/bikemonth
• Are you grabbing your morning coffee on two wheels this morning? What’s the best thing about Bike to Work Day this year?
• Hopping on your bike instead of the bus to school this morning? Let us know how your celebration of Bike to School Day is going!
• Honor the past and empower the future of women in cycling! Join the Cyclo- femme movement and spread the word!
• More than 80% of bike commuters say they feel healthier & less stressed. How has biking improved your health?
• Average annual operating cost of a bicycle? $308. A car? $8,000. How do you spend the extra cash?

You can download League of American Bicyclists promotional materials here.

Even People For Bikes is doing a great push for National Bike Month. Their Roll Together  – with two wheels or four wheels, let’s build the next generation of safer roads where we can all roll together  – campaign is pretty impressive.

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Well, I hope you get to take part in National Bike Month, and that you get a chance to enjoy a good ride or two (or 31).

My Bike To Work Week – 2011

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Well, it’s the League of American BicyclistsNational Bike To Work Week, and I tried to participate as much as I could.

Of course, my initial goal was to ride every day this week. Because of my crazy schedule at work, it got trimmed down to Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Now, because of other commitments, I won’t be able to bike commute to work on Friday (National Bike To Work Day – the day I really wanted to do this).

Still, I got a couple of days in this week, and I use this event to kick off my season of bike to work commuting. It won’t be every day, but when my work load allows a normal day and the weather is nice, I’ll be commuting by bike.

Check out some pics from my rides:

Over The PGB Tollway

Ride To Work - Preston Ridge Trail

Ride Home

As a side note, of the three cities that I ride through to get to work (Richardson, Dallas and Plano), west Plano is the worst. The traffic in west Plano is not bike friendly. The neighborhoods (at least the ones on my route) are not interconnected – so a quiet, back street route is out of the question.

Basically, the biggest deterrent for my commute is having to ride through that part of town.

Written by dickdavid

May 19, 2011 at 8:15 am

My Bike To Work Day Ride – Pics

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I chose a different route for Bike To Work Day. It was a little bit longer, but with less car traffic. Here are some pics:

Mystery Parking Zone - Not A Bike Lane

At The Addison Airport

22 MPH - Yes, I sprinted past this.

Not allowed on the Addison Airport Runway

Nice View From Addison Back Roads

Richardson Civic Center Wild Flowers

Written by dickdavid

May 22, 2010 at 9:51 am

Happy Bike To Work Day

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The League of American Bicyclists recognizes May as National Bike Month, this week as Bike To Work Week and today as Bike To Work Day. Not only did I celebrate by riding my bike to work today, but I also went a new route. It was about a mile longer, but less car traffic.

What did you do to recognize Bike To Work Day? We’d love to hear your story.

Written by dickdavid

May 21, 2010 at 7:44 am