National Bike to Work Week
National Bike to Work Week starts today
This week, The League of American Cyclists is sponsoring the National Bike to Work Week across the nation – in an effort to increase awareness about the benefits of this mode of transportation.
On their website, the group has loads of information about safe biking, and ranks cities and states who receive recognition as a “Bicycle Friendly Community” or State.
So far, New Jersey has zero “BFC’s,” although Montclair, NJ recently received an honorable mention. They indicate that NJ doesn’t qualify because the safe passing distance law in inadequate.
Our big sister city, Jersey City – has bike-related events planned all week, including several bicycle workshops with helpful safety tips and more.
While this is a dandy distraction to keep some of us occupied in today’s world – it’s far from the most important priority on the list. Lowering taxes, running a transparent, honest government, and eradicating flooding around here far supersede events like this.
Bike 101 – The Savvy Cyclist Workshop on June 12th
I still believe that all bike riders should be in full possession of “common sense” before traversing any city streets – and many people will still be moronic no matter what you try teach them.
“Improve your biking skills, gain confidence in traffic and learn how to fix a flat tire and maintain your bike!”
Registration is required for this event. Go to www.bikenewyork.org – or call 212-932-BIKE x159.