|When is Bike to Work Day?|
|What is Bike to Work Day?|
Bike to Work Day is celebrated in the month of May during Bike to Work Week in the U.S. and Canada. The date varies, but always falls on a workday. The purpose of this annual event is to promote the use of bicycles as an environmentally friendly and healthful way to commute to work. The day was founded by the League of American Bicyclists in 1956 and is promoted by bicycle advocacy groups all over the nation.
Cyclists are the recipients of many perks on this day, particularly in bike-friendly cities like Boulder and San Francisco. Bicycle riders may receive free coffee, free breakfast, or free access to public transportation (to supplement the biking leg of their commute). Local bike shops may also sponsor events and offer special deals like free tune-ups.