So wrapped up was I in getting ready for my US Citizenship Test (on May 12) that I almost missed looking into Bike to Work 2008.
It started on May 12 and is in full swing in the US until May 16.
Some people are dedicated riders all year round as Bike Commuters highlight.
Check the State by State Event List compiled by The League of American Bicyclists.
On the practical side, they offer Tips for Commuters addressing clothing, why commute by bike, commuting and public health and more.
Decided to join the fun, use the Bike to Work Week, Map Your Commute tool.
Across the country, many sites promote local events with a flurry of logos and slogans.
The Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin suggests joining as a way to save money on gas as illustrated.
Great ideas from Bike Iowa as well as safety tips:
- Ride on the right.
- Always ride in the same direction as traffic.
- The same laws that apply to motorists apply to cyclists.
- Obey all traffic control devices, such as stop signs, lights, and lane markings.
- Always use hand signals to indicate your intention to stop or turn to motorists and cyclists.
- Always wear a properly fitting helmet.
- Ride predictably, ride in a straight line and don't swerve in the road or between parked cars.
- Be visible, wear brightly colored clothing at all times.
Not to forget California with Bike to Work Santa Cruz (Monterey Country), nice poster.
In Nevada, Muscle Powered documents what's happening in and around Carson City.
End of the roundup.
Feel free to send us your local site, events and art work and I will mention the best of them.
Other 2 wheel stories: Cycling in High Heels, Green and Stylish the Copenhagen Way