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Scenes From National Bike to Work Day

4:30 PM EDT on May 20, 2011

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.

Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia's Bike To Work Day with Mayor Micheal Nutter and U.S. Congressmen Chaka Fattah and Bob Brady from the Art Museum Steps to City Hall. Photo: ##http://www.flickr.com/photos/slabbers/##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. Photo courtesy of Transportation Alternatives.
Transylvania University President Owen Williams leads the Bike to Work Day ride in Lexington, KY. Photo: ##http://twitpic.com/505myl##Transy/Twitter##
Mayor Dwight Jones led the Bike to Work Day ride in Richmond, VA. Photo: ##http://www.flickr.com/photos/richmondonthejames/##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/##http://www.sfbike.org/?2011photos##SFBike##
USDOT Under Secretary for Policy Roy Kienitz at D.C.'s Bike to Work Day rally at Freedom Plaza. Photo: ##http://fastlane.dot.gov/2011/05/b2wday.html##Fast Lane##

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