Bike Month is a national celebration of the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons to ride, including:
- Efficient way to commute to work or school;
- Save money by not having to spend for gas;
- Can save time by avoiding traffic congestion;
- Health benefits – biking keeps you active and fit;
- Environmental benefits – Burns no fossil fuels to bike;
- Explore your community by seeing things from the seat of a bike you might not see while driving a car.
Many events are planned for Bike Month, including Bike to Work Day with Mayor Brown on Friday, May 16. The ride will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Shoppes of Riverbend/Papa’s Grill Parking Lot on the west side of Columbus. The route is approximately 3 miles into downtown and will primarily use the People Trail along State Road 46. The route ends on Fourth Street where coffee and breakfast will be served.
Bike Month will kick off on Thursday, May 2 with “Handlebar Happy Hour” beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Smith’s Row. The event offers the opportunity to socialize with other bicyclists and enjoy free appetizers.