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What is Bike to Work Day?

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 with snacks along bicycle routes.


Bike to Work Day was originated by the League of American Bicyclists in 1956 and is a part of Bike-to-Work Week, which is in turn part of National Bike Month.


This year, with aid from the Georgia Department of Transportation through the River Valley Regional Commission, the city of Columbus, Georgia, will participate in this event for the fourth consecutive year and the City of Americus will participate in its second annual event. The River Valley will be celebrating Bicycle Week May 5-9, 2014 with Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 9.


The River Valley Regional Commission would like to encourage people in our communities to ride their bikes to work on Friday, May 9, 2014. Our records indicate more than 500 people in the region participated in the event last year, and we hope to increase that number exponentially this year! There will be energizer stations located across the city, as there were last year.


If your business is interested in being apart of this community-wide event this year, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 706-256-2910.


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