Virginia Celebrates Bike to Work Week May 14-18
Bicycling to work provides numerous advantages to employees and employers. By biking at least one day to work, riders can cut costs on parking, gas, and wear on their vehicles. In addition, biking instead of driving reduces pollution and improves air quality. It is also associated with massive health benefits as commuters who cycle have a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
“In addition to the hundreds of miles of bike lanes and trails across Virginia, multiple cities, counties, and universities have bike share programs. There are also many resources available for commuters biking to work, including bike racks at most park and ride lots and on many transit services,” continued Mitchell.
In addition to Bike to Work Week, Bike to Work Day will be on Friday, May 18. Many cities, towns, and counties across the state will be holding Bike to Work events, including Northern Virginia, Harrisonburg, Loudoun County, Prince William County, Roanoke, and Staunton. Visit BiketoWorkVA.org for more information on statewide initiatives celebrating Bike to Work Week. For a list of upcoming events, head to the Events Calendar.