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National Bike Month
Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the human race.
One of the top sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States is from the burning of fossil fuels for transportation—here in Santa Cruz County it is 50% of our carbon footprint. Switching to a bike for your commute not only reduces air, water and noise pollution in our towns and cities but can make our community healthier and happier. Bike Month is our way of encouraging our local community to ditch their cars for bikes during the month of May and beyond.
National Bike Month is a celebration of bicycling held every May. It is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and to encourage more folks to giving bicycling for every day trips a try.