Bike & Walk to Work Day is May 19
Staunton will celebrate Bike & Walk to Work Day on Friday, May 19 by hosting a Commuter Breakfast and Celebration. The event will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on the Johnson Street side of the Wharf Parking Lot.
Walking and biking commuters are encouraged to stop by for coffee and a light breakfast and enjoy music, gear giveaways, and free bike maintenance. Participating commuters can log their commutes online or at the Commuter Breakfast.
National Bike Month has been celebrated since 1956 and is sponsored by The League of American Bicyclists. Then and now, Bike Month is an opportunity for communities and groups to spotlight transportation options like cycling and walking, reiterate their many benefits, and encourage people to consider alternative modes of transport.
Bike & Walk to Work Day highlights the ways walking and biking to work can add physical activity to the day, save money and wear and tear on cars, and make participants feel more connected to their communities. With the return of spring and warm weather, May is the perfect time of year to try a walking or biking commute for the first time, or get back into a warm weather commuting habit. Local officials hope that the event will raise awareness and inspire more people to embrace walking and biking as valuable alternative transportation options.
For more information on Staunton’s Bike & Walk to Work Day event and the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, contact Rodney Rhodes.