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Image description: National Work Zone Awareness Week Starts April 23 to remind drivers to be extra cautious around freeway workers and work zones.
Photo from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Image description: National Work Zone Awareness Week Starts April 23 to remind drivers to be extra cautious around freeway workers and work zones.

Photo from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Image description: The top photo shows cyclists in one of America’s first organized biking tours. The first rider is Charles E. Pratt, first president of the League of American Wheelmen, a national membership organization for cyclists. The riders are lined up outside Readville, MA, in 1879.
The bottom photo is of a 1886 Columbia Light Roadster high-wheel bicycle originally sold for approximately $135. It was available with seven sizes of front wheel, from 47 to 59 inches, and two sizes of rear wheel, 16 or 18 inches. 
Photos from the National Museum of American History

Image description: The top photo shows cyclists in one of America’s first organized biking tours. The first rider is Charles E. Pratt, first president of the League of American Wheelmen, a national membership organization for cyclists. The riders are lined up outside Readville, MA, in 1879.

The bottom photo is of a 1886 Columbia Light Roadster high-wheel bicycle originally sold for approximately $135. It was available with seven sizes of front wheel, from 47 to 59 inches, and two sizes of rear wheel, 16 or 18 inches. 

Photos from the National Museum of American History

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.