Monday, May 04, 2009

May is Bike Month

With the cool air, it is a good time to get out biking on the Parkway, and the Rancho Cordova Post reports on the various activities.

An excerpt.

“The creators of Bike Month, the League of American Bicyclists, encourage residents to use ride their bikes for both recreational and non-recreational (riding to work)activities. If you need a little extra support sticking to the commitment, log in to the May is Bike Month website, to create an account and officially log in your biking hours. While searching through the site, you will also find the total number of registered cyclists, and the cyclists who have logged the most cycling hours. You can see an Air Quality Impact report that shows how much air pollution has been avoided and how much gasoline has been saved due to local cyclists.

“Last year saw nearly 6,000 participants log over 1,240,000 miles during the month of May, marking the first Million Mile May.

“On May 21st celebrate Bike Month at the State Capitol. The day will be filled with music, raffle prizes, and bike shop booths. Other events are planned through out the month all over the Sacramento area. Rancho Cordova residents are encouraged to take advantage of the great bike ways along the American River. There will also be employer challenges and rewards, safety clinics, and energizer stations.”