Tomorrow, Friday May 16th 2014, is National Bike to Work Day. What better way to celebrate National Bike Month than an early morning ride to work? There will be several stops throughout the Albuquerque area where riders can stop, take a break, have a snack and get a free t-shirt.
Here is a fun fact to help motivate you to bike more:
With 350 calories, a bicyclist can travel 10 miles, a pedestrian 3.5 miles, and an automobile 100 feet. So, give your car a break for a day and get out and ride!
You do not need special gear to ride to work. I have seen many men and women wear appropriate office attire while riding their bikes to work. It is not a race so you can take a leisurely pace.
I found a few great resources for women and men who might be concerned about being able to ride a bike while wearing office attire. I decided to do a little research on the topic when I saw a few tweets from women who though that employers encouraging their employees to participate in Bike to Work Day meant it for departments that (what I assume) had only men or where everyone in that department wore pants and flats.
“Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel.” — Susan B. Anthony, 1896