May 4th was National Bike to School Day, but it is not too late to celebrate the power of bicycles and their place in our communities – May is National Bike Month! The League of American Bicyclists has sponsored this observance since 1956 and showcases the many benefits of bicycling while encouraging people to try it out. Learn more about how you can get involved and celebrate National Bike Month here.
The Plan4Health Peer Learning Network is another great place to explore biking and other modes of active transportation in our communities. Start by watching this mini-webinar created by APA’s New Urbanism division to learn about how new urbanism incorporates active transportation and bicycle and pedestrian safety considerations.
The Columbus, IN Plan4Health coalition – Reach Healthy Communities – is celebrating National Bike Month with a host of different events in their community, including Handlebar Happy Hour, Bike to Work and School Days, and Bike to the Brewery. Check out their calendar of events to participate or get ideas for events in your own community.