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|May 15, 2008|
Celebrate National Bike Month — and save yourself the gas sticker shock — by riding your bicycle to work.
While the entire month of May is Bike Month, the week of May 12-16 is Bike-to-Work-Week, with most communities celebrating Bike to Work Day on May 15 or May 16.
With gas prices near or above $4 a gallon, now is the time to dust off that old bicycle and plan a safe route to work. Some employers are even offering incentives for employees who do so.
By biking to work, you may not only find your commute less stressful, but also shorter! You’ll also be exercising, promoting good health (assuming your doctor approves) — and nothing beats the endorphins. Plus, you can make a statement about the environment.
Really want to bike to work, but not sure how to get started? Read Quintessential Careers Publisher Dr. Randall Hansen’s Biking for Health, Fun, and Environment: A Primer. Besides some great advice for biking to work or for pleasure, Dr. Hansen also includes links to additional biking organizations and resources.
Finally, what if your commute is fairly long? Consider taking your bike in your car (or on the bus) and then biking the last 4-5 miles to your work.
What are you waiting for? Use Bike to Work Week to take the first step toward better health, more money in your pocket, and reducing your carbon footprint. And don’t forget to ask your employer about getting involved in helping other employees bike to work.
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