National Bike to Work Day takes place May 20 and, like the name suggests, it’s a day to encourage people to make their commute by pedaling instead of driving.
Held the third Friday in May, the day highlights the benefits of biking — it’s a chance to exercise, reduce your carbon footprint and save at the pump.
As an added bonus, Cincinnati cyclers can refuel on the Purple People Bridge with free Lil’s Bagels and Trailhead Coffee during the 13th-annual Breakfast on the Bridge.
The event takes place 7-9 a.m. on the Newport side of the structure and is for “first-timers, casual riders, and die-hard commuters,” says Tri-State Trails, the area’s bikeway advocacy group and an event host.
Metro, the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) and Butler County Regional Transit Authority are also offering free rides on May 20 to anyone who utilizes the bike racks on the front of buses.
“The day will showcase just how easy it is to bike and ride every day,” says Metro in a release.
The transit authorities will also be at Breakfast on the Bridge to demonstrate how to use the bus bike racks.
For more information on Breakfast on the Bridge, visit tristatetrails.org.
Watch the video below for how to load your bike onto a Metro bus:
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