Ride with Us for National Bike Month This May
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Ride with Us for National Bike Month This May

By Jamie | 14 May 2022 | 0 Comments

With the weather turning warmer and less rainy, May is the perfect time to start and get off the couch. As we get closer to National Bike to Work Day, would you like to join us for a bike ride at this wonderful time?
 
Bike to Work Day reminds everyone of a simple way to work out, enjoy the scenery, and commute to and from the workplace. It’s not only good for the body but also good for the environment and will give you a mental boost.
 
What is Bike to Work Day & Bike Month?
 
Established in 1956, National Bike Month is promoted by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. It is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more people to try. In 2022, May is National Bike Month, with Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 20. (Source: The League of American Bicyclists)
 
How to participate in this movement?
 
There are many opportunities to get involved with Bike to Work Day, you can try out some of these ideas to get started:
 
1. Ride a Bike to Work
Compared with driving or taking public transit, bicycling to work means better health, cost saving, being environment friendly, active, and interacting with the rest of the world. No need for hard pedaling as an electric bike with a sustainable battery and a powerful motor provides smooth and comfortable riding. It also helps you save time and effort for pedaling.
 
How to get started? Don’t be afraid to start small. Set yourself a goal to ride to work every Monday, then slowly up your goal to twice a week. If you enjoy riding, then keep going up to three, four, or even five days a week. 
 
2. Buy a New Bike
What could be a better way to celebrate Bike to Work Day than to pull up to the office with a shiny new bike. Whether it is a road bike with rail-thin tires and super aerodynamics, or a city bike complete with a basket and a bell, it will be fun to have a new bike to ride to work. 
 
Don’t forget to pick up the other necessary gear, such as a helmet, special shoes, pedal grips, sunglasses, and a backpack. Feel free to visit Addmotor for more electric bikes and accessories.
 
3. Visit a Bike-Friendly City
While some cities might have bike lanes, many places can be less-than-friendly to those who ride bike regularly. But there are places that value and support bikes and their bicyclists!
 
According to the report by SmartAsset in 2021, the top 10 bike-friendly cities in the U.S include San Francisco, CA; Minneapolis, MN; Washington DC; Oakland, CA; Portland, OR; Boston, MA; Seattle, WA; Irvine, CA; Denver, CO; St. Paul, MN. Take San Francisco as an example. Its temperatures rarely dip below 30 degrees or rise above 80 degrees, making the city an ideal climate for frequent cycling. The southeastern states such as Florida also have a high demand for electric bikes.
 

Tips on getting started
 
If you are ready to pull the trigger and commute by bike, here are some tips to help you ease into bike commuting:
 
1. Always wear your helmet.
2. Be sure your bike is in good condition.
3. Wear bright clothing or reflective accessories.  
4. Headlights are required by law for night riding, and taillights are a good addition.
5. Try a practice run on a weekend to find a good route and see how long it takes.
6. Find a co-worker or friend who bikes and commute with them.
 
Whether you’re riding for fun, fitness, or taking essential trips to work or shop, you are part of this movement for safer streets, connected communities, a healthier planet, and better wellbeing. To all Addriders, we welcome you to share your biking stories and pictures with us.
 
Get on the bike and ride with us this May!

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