May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated throughout the US. In Fort Worth, the Trinity Trails offer 72 miles of entertainment for bicyclers and runners alike. This month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride.

May 14–18: National Bike to Work Week
May 18: Bike to Work Day is May 18

BICYCLE COMMUTING DATA

The number of bicyclists is growing rapidly from coast to coast. The National Household Travel Survey showed that the number of trips made by bicycle in the U.S. more than doubled from 1.7 billion in 2001 to 4 billion in 2009.

For bicyclists of all stripes, there’s nothing like Bike to Work Day (BTWD), an annual celebration of active transportation. Thanks, in part, to encouragement efforts like BTWD, the number of bike commuters is on the rise, as well — especially in Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC). From 2000 to 2013, bicycle commuting rates in large BFCs increased 105% — far above the national average of 62% and more than double the rate in non-BFCs (31%).