Friday, May 29, 2015

Rogue Valley travelers log 4,000 miles by bike

White-against-green roadway sign displaying a bicycle in profile above the caption, 'Bike Route.'

Rogue Valley travelers logged more than 4,000 miles by bicycle during Go By Bike Week, according to recent email correspondence from Rogue Valley Transportation District. “That’s equal to a reduction of 4,360 lbs of CO2 from our air vs. driving alone in a car.” And even though, in a sense, National Bike Month is observed every month in my family — ever since we joined the 12 percent of U.S. households that do not have a car — I’m still proud to contribute toward a concerted effort to reduce society’s dependence upon automobiles.

Monday, May 11, 2015

‘Bike to Work Week’ encouragement

Need help or encouragement to ‪ride your bike‬ during Go By Bike Week, May 11 to 16 (alternatively known as National Bike to Work Week)? For Time Inc. Network’s “Money,” Brad Tuttle offers tips for first-timers with a photo gallery of the best places to walk or ride.

Social sharing credit: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

Saturday, May 9, 2015

National Bike Month and Go By Bike Week

Heraldic shield divided into four quadrants, with the words 'Bike Month' superimposed across the upper portion of the shield. In the upper left quadrant, partial view of black bicycle against a green background. In the lower right, a black bicycle gear with the word 'May' against a green background. Black and white diagonal striping occupy the upper right and lower left quadrants and the entire shield image is outlined around its edge by a green bike-chain design.
Source of image: Rogue Valley Transportation District
I work at four part-time jobs and commute via bicycle for all of them. In that sense, National Bike Month is something that I observe every month, every day. But each year May offers a chance to showcase biking’s benefits.

From the League of American Bicyclists, comes an encouraging statistic: that commuting by bicycle increased by 62 percent from 2000 to 2013. But the league points out that National Bike Month is about “so much more than just getting to and from the office.”