May was first designated as National Bike Month in 1956 by the League of American Bicyclists and this year National Bike Day was May 20, when Americans were encouraged to bike to work and school. The month is designed to highlight cycling and promote safe bicycling.
As for commuters who cycle to work, Lexington is ranked no. 64 out of 244 communities with populations greater than 65,000, based on American Community Survey data compiled by the Census Bureau. Several members of the Transylvania community commute by bike regularly, and Transylvania has several bikes on campus that can be checked out by faculty, staff, and students who need to make quick trips around the city.
Transylvania’s Bike to Work Day was featured on the DC Streets blog, based in Washington, D.C., with other scenes from National Bike to Work Day.