And what better day to do it than on National Bike to Work Day?
This year's Bike to Work Day is on Friday, May 18. Participating is easy – all you have to do is ride your bike to work. Or, if you aren't going to work on Friday, just ride your bike somewhere.
Here are a few things to know before you bike to work:
- Memphis has added tons of bike lanes to city streets, so if you're a newbie commuter, check out this bike lane map to plan your route.
- If your commute is too long to do solely on your bike, MATA is offering free rides to cylists on Friday. They've got bike racks on all of their fixed-route buses. Here's how to use them:
- Your entire office can get involved in Bike to Work Day, especially if you live downtown. The Downtown Memphis Commission is having a contest to see which company has the highest participation in Bike to Work Day.
- Stash a change of clothes for work in your bag and don't forget to wear a helmet. You'll need your brains when you get to the office.