- Published on Thursday, 10 May 2012 23:03
- Written by Super User
RALEIGH, N.C. - May is National Bike Month, a time of year when North Carolinians and people across the country recognize this unique form of transportation and its many benefits.
It’s also a time to highlight and remember the importance of bicycle safety and sharing the road. Bike safety materials and resources are available on NCDOT’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Division website at http://www.ncdot.gov/bikeped/safetyeducation/
Key events that are part of Bike Month include Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 9, the Ride of Silence on Wednesday, May 16, Bike to Work Week May 14-18 and Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 18. The Ride of Silence will begin in North America and roll across the globe. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn't aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves. www.rideofsilence.org
Visit the website of the League of American Bicyclists, the national sponsor of Bike Month, to learn more about National Bike Month and find events occurring in your community in the month of May. The following web pages are also good resources for Bike Month events in the Triangle, Triad and Charlotte areas.
Whatever your reason is for bicycling – to commute to work or school; to stay healthy and active; to get outdoors and explore or to save money and help the environment – National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate this means of transportation and a reminder of the importance of safety for cyclists and motorists alike.