In case you weren’t aware, the League of American Bicyclist recognizes May as National Bike Month. As luck would have it, this week is also national Bike to Work Week. Here in Colorado, bike to work day isn’t until June 27th, but what’s the harm in celebrating cycling and bike commuting more than once? As active advocates of cycling in the Golden, Colorado community, all of us at Peak Cycles Bicycle Shop look for every opportunity to celebrate our two wheeled friends!
Fortunately for us, Peak Cycles resides in a city that embraces cycling too. The City of Golden is recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as one of the more bicycle-friendly communities in the country. With Golden’s Silver Bicycle Friendly Community Award, it puts Golden in an elite group of just 326 other cities in the country who are transforming their communities. Building on the community aspect of cycling, Peak Cycles has supported countless race teams over the years including Peak Cycles XC, Gravity and BMX teams, Colorado School of Mines, The Golden High School mountain bike team, Tough Girl Cycling, Twin Peaks Racing, and The Colorado Collective.
Individual and businesses can celebrate National Bike Month and Bike to Work Week too. Obviously, a great way to celebrate is to ride your bike! If you aren’t already, begin bike commuting. A great resource to get you started is our post, Summer Bike Commuting – Making it Work For You. It describes route planning and bike part essentials to have on hand. Keep in mind, bike commuting isn’t just for adults! Young children can enjoy it too. Our post, Get Your Kids Bike Commuting shows you how.
For businesses looking to celebrate National Bike Month, there area resources for you as well. You can create a bike-friendly shopping program to encourage employees to bike commute this month and through the year. Many aspiring bike riding enthusiast appreciate a shop that offers quality bike parts and components along with solid advice on bike parts and cycling apparel. Convenience helps too. Look for a shop that offers online and store front shopping to aid in your cyclist needs. Fortunately, Peak Cycles offers both! Additionally, offer a bike education program to employees and their families. Consider offering a bike safety class or participate in a bike maintenance class.
There are so many ways to celebrate National Bike Month. The point is to celebrate it! Have fun! Share your favorite rides and pictures of the fun you are having on Twitter and Facebook and be sure to tag #NationalBikeMonth to inspire others to ride their bikes!