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From the National Archives’ new Today’s Document blog:

May 20 - Smartly dressed couple seated on an 1886-model bicycle for two
For Bike to Work day, we feature this undated photo of an 1886-model two-seater.  The South Portico of the White  House is visible in the background. Check the Archives’ Bike to Work mini-gallery on Facebook or search our holdings for more bicycle-related records.

From the National Archives’ new Today’s Document blog:

May 20 - Smartly dressed couple seated on an 1886-model bicycle for two

For Bike to Work day, we feature this undated photo of an 1886-model two-seater.  The South Portico of the White  House is visible in the background. Check the Archives’ Bike to Work mini-gallery on Facebook or search our holdings for more bicycle-related records.

Bike To Work Day on Friday

Friday is Bike To Work day and events are being held around the country to encourage bicycle commuting. Riding your bike to work is a great way to save money on transportation costs and improve your health.

Here are ways you can get involved from the Environmental Protection Agency:

  • Pick 5 for the Environment! Biking to work is one of those simple steps you can do to make a difference where you live. When you Pick 5, just select “human powered modes of transportation” under the Air category.
  • Submit photos! If you take pictures biking to work, submit a few to the State of the Environment photo project!
  • Share your thoughts! Check out the Greenversations blog post “Bike to Work Day — Who’s In?" about biking to work, and tell us about your ride to to the office or wherever you go.
  • Learn more! Find more ideas you can use on the road to cut greenhouse gas emissions, reduce the nation’s dependence on oil, and save money.

Find more about bike safety and Bike To Work Day events happening in your area.