Bike-to-Work Day is an annual event held on the third Friday of May across the United States and Canada that promotes the bicycle as an option for commuting to work. Leading up to Bike-to-Work Day, national, regional, and local bicycle advocacy groups encourage people to try bicycle commuting as a healthy and safe alternative to driving by providing route information and tips for new bicycle commuters. On Bike-to-Work Day these groups often organize bicycle-related events, and in some areas, pit stops along bicycle routes with snacks.
Bike-to-Work Day began in 1956 by the League of American Bicyclists and is a part of Bike-to-Work Week, which is in turn part of National Bike Month.
We celebrate Bike to Work Day each May in Columbus and Americus.
Our partners for past events have included Midtown Inc., Uptown Columbus Inc / BID., Columbus State University, AFLAC, TSYS, The Chattahoochee Valley Library System, METRA Transit, The City of Columbus Police Department Bicycle Unit, OnMedia, The City of Americus, Sumter County Habitat for Humanity, and the Fuller Center for Housing. It is through these organizations that we are able to encourage employers to motivate their employees to make the shift from their vehicles to their bicycles and try a healthy, inexpensive, and environmentally friendly method of transportation.