May 18th, Bike to Work Day.


Tomorrow, Friday May 18th is bike to work day, part of bike to work week which is what lead to bike month, according to the League of American Bicyclists.

NPR is documenting this momentous occasion with some online sharing:

Get Ready for Bike to Work Day (and share your photos)
By: Bill Chappell


Bike to Work Day is this Friday, May 18. And that prompts a question: Do you bike to work? If so, you should prove it — by taking a photo of yourself with your bike. Then share the picture, and we’ll consider it for NPR’s Bike to Work Day gallery.

Just post the image to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #NPRbike, and we’ll take a look. To be considered for the gallery, post your pics by 2 p.m. EDT Thursday. If you miss that deadline, don’t worry — on Bike to Work Day, you can use that same hashtag to see how NPR listeners roll.

If you love riding on a particular street, or maybe a certain hill really challenges you, show us what makes your commute special. You can also show off your bike’s fenders, racks or baskets, but this is no beauty contest — it doesn’t matter if the only TLC your bike gets is air for its tires and oil for the chain.

Read more here.

If your biking to work tomorrow, also post pictures on twitter with the tag #bikenyc just to localize things.

For some inspiration, here is a story of a woman who bikes 24 miles round-trip in Indiana.

Cyclist relishes her 24-mile round-trip ride to work.
By: Vic Ryckaert
May. 17, 2012

20120517-163327.jpg photo by: Robert Sheer

Laura Metcalf doesn’t feel guilty about grabbing a doughnut or a cookie at the office because she knows that, most days, she’ll burn those extra calories off on the way home.

Metcalf, 43, rides her dependable and tank-like Surly bicycle from her Southeastside home to her office job at Riley Hospital for Children/IU Health about three days a week through sunshine, rain and even snow. That’s a roughly 24-mile round trip from her home near Franklin Road and Raymond Street.

Read more: here.

Here in NYC,’s Doug Gordon will be leading a group ride to work out of Brooklyn at 8:00am.

More info: here.

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