Northern Arizona Celebrates National Bike Month in More Ways Than One
May is National Bike Month
Communities across the country are celebrating National Bike Month. Northern Arizona is gearing up to showcase our bike-friendly communities and the abundance of bike paths and trails across the region.
This national campaign has grown by leaps and bounds since its initiation in 1956, and for good reason! Communities are embracing this sustainable transportation method by adding cycling routines into their day to day schedules. National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of biking and to encourage more folks to give biking a try.
"Why bikes?" - From Strong Towns
A bike-friendly town is more affordable for residents—who can save thousands of dollars every year if they have the option to bike instead of drive. It also builds healthier communities, both financially and physically.
A bike-friendly town is also more affordable for the whole community. Bike infrastructure is far cheaper to maintain than car infrastructure and results in more financially productive places—not to mention healthier, safer citizens (including drivers).
Rural Communities are Embracing the Trend
Not just an urban initiative, northern Arizona communities have adopted strategies to make roads more accessible and more safe. This is encouraging community members to make cylcing their primary mode of transprotation, traveling throughout their communities in a more sustainable way.
Bike to Work Week
National Bike Month includes an ever-expanding diversity of events in communities nationwide — including community-wide "Bike to Work Week" - MORE
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Events in Northern Arizona:
Go Local for Bikes, Gear, Repairs, or a Tune Up?
As part of National Bike Month, you can support the many local, independent businesses which supply bike enthusiasts and friendly riders with gear, maintenance, repairs and service that help keep your bike on the road. Be sure to swing by any or all of these great bike gear locations for just what you need to stay on the road.
Join Flagstaff for their 17th year promoting Flagstaff Bike to Work & School Week, May 20th through May 25th. Enjoy tons of fun events and activities throughout the week, including the "5 Days of Biking" challenge. More information on how you can participate and the full schedule of events and activities all week long can be found here.