May is Bike Everywhere month and Friday is Bike to Work Day in Washington.
Whether you're a veteran cyclist, returning after a break from the bike or a brand new rider, Bike Everywhere Month is the best time of the year to get in the saddle - especially now that the rain has finally stopped.
There are many reasons to join in:
• Biking is fun for people of all ages and abilities, from age 6 to 85, because you can ride by yourself, with family or with a group of friends.
- Biking is great exercise, and physical fitness means good health, fewer sick days and higher productivity for you and your company.
- If you're still working, bicycle-friendly companies earn an environment-friendly image. Bicycling is a virtually zero-emission form of transportation.
- Bicycling reduces parking and transportation hassles and costs, leaving bicyclists with more disposable income. Bicyclists also have time to notice and visit the shops they ride past. Washington State in general, and Ocean Shores specifically, is bicycle friendly (we don't have any hills!).