May 1, 2009
May is National Bike Month
In my area, May is the month when the weather jumps from cool and wet to HOT in about an hour. So, it makes sense that someone thought it should be the month dedicated to bike riding. With that in mind, I encourage you to visit Adventure Cycling, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to inspire people to travel by bicycle. The How-To Department (click here or find it on the right side of their home page) has lots of articles on biking travel basics, biking gear and more. The group also sells maps for a number of bike routes around and across the country.
Pedaling.com is a great free resource for finding bike trails anywhere in the US and Canada. They have more than 1,000 rides in a variety of categories (advanced, mountain, family, etc.) as well as a terrific search engine that lets you look for the perfect bike trail for you. The site has links to bike tour groups around the globe.
Looking for a new bike? Outside magazine's May issue has a feature on buying a new road or mountain bike.
Work close to home? Pull your bike out of the garage this weekend and give it a tune up because The League of American Bicyclists is promoting May 12-16 as Bike-to-Work Week.
Image credit: WOMAN AND MAN CYCLING THROUGH DUNES
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