May is National Bike Month. Established in 1956, this special month is intended to showcase the benefits of bicycling.
Visit THE LEAGUE OF AMERICAN BICYCLISTS website. It provides lots of ideas for getting involved with bicycling for exercise and fun.
The “Reasons to Ride” page provides background information, an infographic, and a place where you can submit your reasons for riding.
The “Plan a Bike Month Event” page contains an amazing downloadable guide for organizing activities at your school.
The “Bicycle Commuting Data” page focuses on the many people who ride to work and school. You can download an interesting report containing lots of infographics. Use this as part of an informational reading experience with students.
Other areas of the website focus on building bike-friendly communities, bike safety, and advocating for bicyclists.
To learn more, go to http://bikeleague.org/bikemonth