MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - It’s Bike to Work Week! Cities around the country are encouraging folks to hit the road on their bikes, instead of their cars.
Bike to Work Week is a part of National Bike Month, celebrated in May every year. According to the League of American Cyclists, the idea behind Bike Month and Bike to Work Week is to prove that commuting on your bike will positively affect your community. The league says biking to work will not only trim your waistline, it saves money, and lessens your carbon footprint.
The League of American Cyclists also says 40 percent of all car trips in the U.S. are less than two miles, making bicycling a feasible and fun way to get where you’re going.
This week, the Montgomery Bicycle Club is celebrating Bike to Work Day on Friday with an energizer station downtown Montgomery at the corner of Commerce and Water Streets. It’s a partnership with the AARP, and promoting the 100 Alabama Miles program, the Energizer Station will be offering free coffee, snacks and goodies for your morning commute or ride through downtown plus FREE t-shirts (while supplies last).
That energizer station will be open from 6:30 a.m. to Noon.