Friday May 20, 2016 is National Bike To Work Day!
It's Easier Than You Think
It doesn't take much to become a bike commuter. All you need is a bike, a little planning, and a little advice from those who bike to work regularly. Cycling to work will save you money on gas, reduce wear and tear on your car, avoid frustration and wasted time from sitting in traffic, and it will make you a whole lot healthier. (Plus, people will think you're just plain cool!)
Tips to Get You Started on Bike Commuting
If you have a bicycle, you can be a bike commuter. Here are some tips to help you get into the saddle. Want someone to ride with? Check our list of Bike Buddies--there might be someone from your area who's already bike commuting.
Then Keep Going!
Now that you are biking to work, why stop there? Bike Everywhere is about using your bike for transportation instead of your car. Think of all the places you can get to on your bike. Bike to the grocery store, the movies, restaurants. Why not?
Can't Bike to Work? Try commuting a different way!
Can't bike to work? Visit CTrides at www.ctrides.com, then take a bus, train, carpool, vanpool, or walk to work.
Elm City Cyclists sponsors Bike to Work Breakfasts year round on the third Friday of the month - usually at Pitkin Plaza, Orange Street (between Chapel & Court), New Haven from 7:30 to 9:30 AM. Contact: Elm City Cyclists, firstname.lastname@example.org or 203.287.9811.
Pledge to Bike to Work to be counted in Connecticut's Bike to Work Day participation!
Interested in hosting your own Bike to Work Day celebration at your workplace or bike shop? Send your event info to email@example.com.