Bike There on September 22
There is power in bicycling, from inspiring change to instilling independence. A simple bike ride always improves our day. As bicycling advocates and educators, we know bike rides are a great way to improve lives and communities. And we know that strung together, all of our bike riding is leading towards vibrant, healthy communities and making a more sustainable future possible.
In most years, Bike to Work Week and Bike to Work Day are celebrated in May, National Bike Month. In 2020, we did National Bike Month a little differently, with less focus on biking to work and more focus on biking for health and wellbeing. We encouraged everyone to get on a bike, go for a ride, and share the joy online together.
Earlier this year, while May was still National Bike Month, we moved the celebration of National Bike to Work Week and Bike to Work Day to September. Since then, we have seen so many ways state and local bike advocacy groups are celebrating biking to work or to anywhere. So we decided our national biking event needed an upgrade for 2020.
This September 21-27, and specifically on September 22, we are encouraging everyone to Bike There, wherever that there may be. Bike to Work, yes. Bike with friends, yes. Bike to an errand, yes. Bike to a Bicycle Friendly Business, yes. Bike around your neighborhood and back to your home, yes. Any bike, anywhere, it all counts. We just want to bike together and inspire each other to do this simple act that means so much to our lives and our future.
Share photos of your solo or family rides on social media using #BikeThere and #BikesUnite and share the joy biking brings you. Show us, show the world, show your neighbors the power of bicycling. By sharing your “reason to ride” on social media and encouraging friends and family across the country to go by bike, we can experience the joy of biking together even as we keep our distance.