South Dakotans Gear Up for May 19th Friday's Bike-to-Work Day

Bike to Work Day scheduled for Friday

Commuters switch to their bicycles on Bike and Walk to Work Day

"For many people a bike is not an option, it is the way to go", Bennett said.

Recently, the City Council approved several improvements along Verdugo Avenue, which included extending the bike lane on that street. This program is created to take pedestrians and bicyclists into account as well as motorists when undertaking street improvement projects.

May 17, 2017 Bike to Work Day Station Map from Bike Anchorage. Anyone who rides a bike to work that morning will have an opportunity to win.

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The City of Alexandria will celebrate the annual National Bike To Work Day on Friday, May 19 to promote bicycle commuting as an affordable, efficient, and environmentally-friendly way to get to work. Considering the advantages of riding instead of driving, why not? "With increased interest in healthy, sustainable and economic transportation options, it's not surprising that, from 2000 to 2013, the number of bicycle commuters in the US grew by more than 62 percent".

In addition to offering new perspective, biking to work is good exercise and good for the environment.

While most local residents drove their cars to work Thursday morning, several hundred people in and around Burbank made a decision to ditch their motor vehicles and ride a bicycle or walk. What do you have to lose but perhaps a few pounds?

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