May flowers are multiplying and so are the number of bikes on the road. Spring is here and it’s time for National Bike Month.
With its beautiful weather and temperate conditions, May is the perfect time to oil up your bike chain and hit the road. Need some more convincing? Let’s brush up on bikes and their multiple benefits, from physical to mental: Mother Nature’s Pop Science Guide to Cycling.
As you can see, bikes are well-oiled, complex machines – and they keep our bodies running well, too. Take a look.
Need even more inspiration? You’re in luck: Bike to School Day and Bike to Work Day/Week, both in May, are dedicated to getting you out of the car and onto the road.
This year’s Bike to Work Week is May 13-17, ending with Bike to Work Day on May 17. This infographic sums up the benefits of commuting on two wheels quite nicely.
If you’re still a student, fear not; there’s a day for you, too. Pump up your tires and ride to class on Bike to School Day, May 8.
For L.L.Bean employee Kris Wills, every day is Bike to Work Day. Her goal is to bike the length of the Earth’s circumference: roughly 25,000 miles. We caught up with her last year to talk about the role cycling plays in her life.
Have we convinced you of the benefits of biking? Then come by the L.L.Bean Bike, Boat & Ski Store and we’ll help set you up with everything you need to get started.
This Earth Day, the League of American Bicyclists recognized our store with a silver-level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award for leading America toward a greener future. That means our Bike, Boat & Ski store will have access to free tools and technical assistance from the League, geared toward making it even more bicycle friendly.
Interested in L.L.Bean’s bike selection? We have bikes for the whole family.