May is National Bike Month, and there are lots of opportunities to get outside now and enjoy bicycling in your own town.
Melinda Martinez/The Daily Town Talk/AP
May is an especially great month to be a cyclist. In the US, the weather generally cooperates. Now is a great time to dust off, or tune up your bicycle and enjoy spring and summer riding.
Best yet, the League of American Bicyclists has declared the entire month of May Bike to Work Month. The organization's site lists tons of bike-related events and resources from Anchorage, Alaska, to Tallahassee, Florida, that should make it easy for almost anyone to ride alone or with a group, take a class, and enjoy other fun activities.
Here are just a few of the fun ways you can get involved:
This following is just a smattering of the many events offered in various cities nationwide. Find a bike event or class near you.
Tampa Bay, FL: Bike with the Mayor, May 16.
Chico, CA: GRUB Garden Bike Tour, May 17.
Trenton, NJ: Trenton Bike Tour, May 17.
Honolulu, HI: Free admission for bikers to the Honolulu Zoo, May 18.
Radford, VA: Family Wilderness Road Ride, May 24.
Seattle, WA: Summer Streets Party, May 29.
Another great resource for information about bike and pedestrian safety and school biking and walking programs is Safe Routes to Schools.
Enjoy biking to work and school and just for fun!
The Christian Science Monitor has assembled a diverse group of the best family and parenting bloggers out there. Our contributing and guest bloggers are not employed or directed by the Monitor, and the views expressed are the bloggers' own, as is responsibility for the content of their blogs. Susan Sachs Lipman blogs at Slow Family Online.