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May is National Bike Month

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Can you feel it? The energy in the air? The buzz in your community as daily riders and bike-curious residents gather to celebrate biking in countless creative ways?

1267.jpgYep, it’s May — and May is Bike Month.

Whether you bike to work or school; ride to save money or time; pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment; or simply to explore your community, National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride.

And today is a big day. It’s the official start of the National Bike Challenge; it’s the release of the 2014 Bicycle Friendly State Ranking, and it’s the day we invite YOU to show your love by changing your Facebook profile or timeline photo to May is Bike Month!

What else is on the national calendar? Here are important dates to remember:

Tell us what you’re doing in your community and we’ll showcase your event, too!

Header photo by Maureen McGinnis

SHOW YOUR LOVE ON SOCIAL MEDIA!
1315.jpgSocial media has become a powerful tool to spread the word about the joys and benefits of bicycling. So show your love by taking a moment today to upload our May is Bike Month Facebook timeline cover and freshen up your blog or website with a banner or a button. PLUS check out our handy social media promo kit with plug-and-play statistics, sample Tweets, Facebook posts, infographics and more!
10 TOOLS TO MAKE YOUR BIKE MONTH BETTER!
1241.jpgWe know you rely on the League for resources and information about bicycling — and we’ve got you covered this May. Last week, we shared 10 Tools you can tap into for your best Bike Month yet, including:

  • Customizable posters and website banners
  • Free, professional education videos
  • Guides for Bike Month events and Hosting a Women’s Forum
  • Data on bike commuting from all 50 states
  • Fun and informative material to share, including Bike Month Bingo and Overcoming Commuting Concerns

Click here to see the full list and download!

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The League of American Bicyclists is leading the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. As leaders, our commitment is to listen and learn, define standards and share best practices to engage diverse communities and build a powerful, unified voice for change. For more information or to support the League, visit www.bikeleague.org .League of American Bicyclists | 1612 K St. NW #308 | Washington, D.C. | 20006
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