This May is Bike Month in Portland and all across the country. The Portland Bureau of Transportation is celebrating with fun events and activities for cyclists all over the city. For a full list of events visit the PBOT website.
Friday, May 15th, is National Bike to Work Day. Mayor Charlie Hales named this week May 10-16th as Active Transportation Week to encourage people to commute via bicycle. Bicyclists are healthier than car commuters and reduce carbon emissions to help preserve the planet. The bicycling community contributes millions to our local economy and to the resiliency of our city.
Staying safe while bicycling is important when commuting and riding around the city. Wearing a helmet is strongly recommended when riding anywhere. You may be a very experienced bicyclists, but you never know the experience level of others on the roadways and should be prepared for anything to go wrong. Make sure to follow all the traffic laws when riding on roadways and always stay alert around other vehicles.
We encourage cyclists to stay safe on the road to avoid accidents and injuries. We want to see you enjoy Portland Bike Month without any injuries!