May is a great time to celebrate National Bike Month as many cyclists come out of the woodwork to commute, train, and ride the trails. As more cyclists hit the roads, the number of auto-bicycle accidents increase. While most cyclists are aware of bicycle laws regarding road use, many drivers are oblivious to the rights of cyclists and unaware of life-saving etiquette. On the flip-side, there are many riders who could benefit from education regarding commuting and helmet safety.
National Bike Month is an opportunity to promote bicycle safety and awareness for cyclists and non-cyclists alike.
May 12-16 is Bike-to-Work Week culminating on Bike-to-Work Day on May 16. Many Keweenaw cyclists, whether it be students or work professionals, commute by bike. In many parts of the world, the bicycle has maintained its status as a mode of transportation. Cyclists have recognized the benefits of commuting. These benefits include regular exercise, savings from gasoline costs, and limiting greenhouse emissions. Bicycle commuting cannot only save a life by helping to prevent cardiovascular and other related diseases, but it can save the world one cyclist at a time.