Bike To Work Day

Bike To Work Day Quick Facts - US

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2023 DateMay 19, 2023
2024 DateMay 17, 2024

Bike To Work Day

Bike to Work Day seeks to encourage people to bike to work. This day aims to highlight the benefits of biking to work as well as biking in general. Biking can reduce carbon emissions, reduce traffic congestion, and help improve lives. The physical activity of bike riding can improve cardiovascular health and help maintain a healthy weight. This day encourages everyone to find some time to ride a bike whether it be to work or just for fun.

Bike to Work Day was established in 1956 by the League of American Bicyclists. It is observed annually on the third Friday of May.

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Bike To Work Day facts

  • According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a 10-mile round trip bike commute can save about 10 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions per day, compared to driving a car.
  • Bike to Work Day was created by the League of American Bicyclists in 1956 to encourage people to bike to work as a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to driving.
  • According to the U.S. Census, in 2022, about 10% of U.S. workers commute daily to work on Bicycles.
  • Biking to work can help with weight management. Cycling for at least 30 minutes can burn between 200-500 calories depending on the individual.

Top things to do in the US for Bike To Work Day

  • Cycle to work! Cycling has both physical and mental benefits and it also helps reduce carbon emissions.
  • Perform maintenance on your bike. You can do it yourself or take it to a bike shop for a tune-up.
  • If your job is too far away to bike to, see if you can carpool or use rideshare apps. You can still help reduce carbon emissions this way.

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