National Bike to Work Day was created by the League of American Bicyclists in 1956. It typically falls on the 3rd Friday of May each year.
How to Celebrate
Today is a good day to save money on gas and bike to work. If you work too far to bike, then take a ride early in the morning or after you get home in the evening. Spread the word to others about bike riding. Not only is it fun to do, but it is a great way to exercise.
“According to the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, the share of Americans commuting by bike has grown by 47 percent since 2000. Many Bicycle Friendly Communities have more than doubled their bike commuter share since 2000.” – from The League of American Bicyclists.
To celebrate this day, we selected the 2007 Sprite Can from Israel with a boy on a bike. The background of the can is a photograph of a paved road winding through the woods and on the road is a graphic of a cartoonish boy on a bicycle with a backpack, orange hat and a can of soda in his left hand being held in the air. Above the boy in green letters, the can reads, “Number 1″.
Happy National Bike to Work Day (5/17)!
Photos used by permission of CanMuseum.com