Pedal power rules in May

By Ann Briggs

Governor Inslee has proclaimed May as Bike Month (pdf 140 kb) in Washington in support of the national campaign. This is a great opportunity to dust off the bicycle that’s been sitting in your garage and give cycling for transportation a try.

Cyclists travel over the Hood Canal Bridge

You’ll feel better knowing that you’re helping to reduce carbon emissions, getting some exercise and saving money on fuel and parking, as well as reducing wear and tear on your vehicle.

There are Bike Month activities taking place all across the state. Our partners at Washington Bikes have a list of bicycle commuter challenges in communities statewide. Here is a list of key dates you’ll want to keep in mind:
  • May 1 – 31, National Bike Month
  • May 7, Bike to School Day – keep an eye out for children on bikes
  • May 12 – 16, Bike to Work Week
  • May 16, Bike to Work Day
Whether you’re a seasoned rider or just starting out, you’ll want to check out WSDOT’s bike webpage for tips on bicycle commuting, rules of the road, safety tips, maps and other resources.