May is National Bike Month, a chance for communities and organizations across the country to showcase the health, economic, social, and anti-congestion benefits of bicycling, and to encourage new people to give it a try. The most popular element of Bike Month is National Bike to Work Day, which encourages people to trade their vehicles for active commutes. Friday, May 16th, Oklahoma City will be among 43 of the largest 51 cities in the U.S. who will host events this year.
In fact, 2014 marks the 10th year that ACOG and member communities have celebrated Bike to Work Day in Central Oklahoma. This year also marks an expansion of our promotional activities to all of Bike Month. Family friendly, recreational, fitness and utility rides all play a role in building constituents for a bicycle-friendlier region and can serve as gateways for people who might someday commute by bicycle.
To that end, ACOG’s website, BikeDayOK.com, has been reorganized as a central location for all regional National Bike Month activities including Bike To Work and special celebrations like Moore’s “Be Moore Healthy” event.
There is no shortage of activities to choose from:
- Bike to Work Day events in Edmond, Guthrie, Norman, Oklahoma City and Yukon
- Special Bike Month events including a Flat Tire Clinic and a Family Bike Ride in Edmond, Be Moore Healthy, the Midwest City Spirit Ride and Piedmont’s efforts to encourage bicycling to school
- A calendar full of recreational and fitness opportunities across the region
We don’t care how or why or where, just ride your bike in May!