Celebrating Bike Month: Pedaling Towards a Greener Future in Virginia

May is not just another month on the calendar; it’s Bike Month – a time to celebrate the joys and benefits of cycling! As we dust off our bicycles and hit the roads and trails, it’s also an opportunity to reflect on the importance of sustainable transportation and the positive impact it has on our communities. CSPDC and RideShare join the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) in promoting biking as a viable and eco-friendly mode of transportation.

Bike Month serves as a platform to raise awareness about the numerous benefits of cycling. Beyond its environmental advantages, biking offers a host of personal benefits, including improved physical health, reduced stress levels, and cost savings on transportation. Whether it’s commuting to work, running errands, or simply enjoying a leisurely ride, cycling enriches our lives in countless ways. During May, riders are encouraged to log their bike-to-work trips for a chance to earn rewards and win prizes. DRPT is giving away an e-bike and helmet to one lucky winner! Each trip logged in the ConnectingVA app increases your chances of winning.

Together with our state and regional partners, we recognize biking as an integral part of Virginia’s transportation system. Both the Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro (SAWMPO) and Harrisonburg-Rockingham (HRMPO) Metropolitan Planning Organizations actively promote the development of bike-friendly infrastructure, including dedicated bike lanes, trails, and bike-sharing programs.

As we celebrate Bike Month this May, let’s reaffirm our commitment to sustainable transportation and embrace the power of the pedal. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or just starting out, there’s never been a better time to hop on your bike and explore all that Virginia has to offer. Together, we can pedal towards a greener, healthier, and more vibrant future for our communities!

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