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Friday is Bike to Work Day

Sunday marked the beginning of Bike to Work Week, a part of Bike Month, which was started to promote bicycling and bicycle safety.

Sunday marked the beginning of Bike to Work Week, a part of Bike Month, which was started to promote bicycling and bicycle safety.

The Cycle Trade Association first established American Bike Month, then the League of American Bicyclists changed May to Bike Month in 1956.

"Bike to work moth was started to promote bicycling for transportation and recreation," said Caroly Szczepanski, the Director of Communications at the League of American Bicyclists. 

"Bicycling has many personal benefits in physical and emotional health,"said Carol Silldorff, Bike Maryland's executive director. "It's good for the heart and obesity and it's really good for the environment. It reduces the carbon footprint."

On Bike to Work Day, this Friday, there will be 58 pit stops in the Washington, D.C., are to provide bikers with refreshments, free t-shirts and give-aways.

A map of pit stops is available here.

Bike Maryland has compiled a list of bicycling events in the state.

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JustABill May 16, 2012 at 09:03 AM
As soon as there is a bike that can carry everything I need to do my job that now barely fits into a full size Chevy Crew Cab Pick Up I will consider participating in such a pointless day.

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