Fifty years ago the League of American Bicyclists organized the first Bike to Work Day. Today, more than 500 events were held across the country to encourage people to “bike the drive,” as they say. More than 41 million Americans have participated in National Bike to Work Week at least once, according to a 2002 study by the National Sporting Goods Association. Here are a few scenes from today’s rides.
The Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia's Bike to Work Day with Mayor Michael Nutter (second from left) and U.S. Congressmen Chaka Fattah (second from right) from the Art Museum steps to City Hall. Photo: BasSlabbers/Flickr
The wax Abraham Lincoln at D.C.'s Bike to Work Day was a kind of creepy, if inspired, addition. (That's Mayor Vincent Gray sitting next to him in the pedicab.) Photo: Jeff Miller, Alliance for Biking and Walking
A young participant in NYC's Bike to Work Day on the West Side Greenway. Photo courtesy of Transportation Alternatives, which signed up 260 new members today.
Transylvania University President Owen Williams leads the Bike to Work Day ride in Lexington, KY. Photo: Transy/Twitter
Mayor Dwight Jones led the Bike to Work Day ride in Richmond, VA. Photo: Phil Riggan/Flickr
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee led his Commuter Convoy on the Panhandle bike path during the city's own Bike to Work Day last week. Photo: Volker Neumann/SFBike
FTA Administrator Peter Rogoff and USDOT Under Secretary for Policy Roy Kienitz at D.C.'s Bike to Work Day rally at Freedom Plaza. Photo: Fast Lane
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