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May is National Bike Month. Are You Ready?

May 13, 2009

NBR Bike Registry Pack

May is National Bike Month and the League of American Bicyclists is promoting Bike-to-Work Week this week (May 11-15) and Bike-to-Work Day this Friday, May 15.

With bicycling increasing its popularity as a preferred method of transportation, participation in Bike to Work activities around the country is expected to increase as well. According the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, the percentage of trips to work by bicycle in 2005-2007 was 0.45 percent (617,708 of 136,926,294) compared to 0.36% (465,206 of 128,617,952) in 2002. In 2007 alone, this percentage increased to 0.48 percent (664,859 of 139,259,684) (U.S. Census Bureau, 2007 American Community Survey) reflecting a 33% percent increase in the past 5 years.

While many of us will take our bikes to work this week, measures should be taken to ensure a safe and enjoyable ride. Bike safety is a big concern when bike commuting. Along with a helmet and a good bike lock, a bike registration with the National Bike Registry (NBR®) – the only nationwide system – is one of the most important accessories you should have. Here’s a chance to get one.

In celebration of National Bike Month and to promote bicycle safety, starting this week every Friday we’ll be giving away FREE registry packs and ID labels to the first four people who send us a message on Twitter. NBR also offers free bike registry and educational materials if you’re organizing bike events in your community or workplace. To request free materials, e-mail us at nbr@boomerangit.com

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