Eugene Friends Meeting

Eugene Friends Meeting

of the Religious Society of Friends ("Quakers")

May is National Bike Month

May is National Bike Month, sponsored and promoted by the League of American Bicyclists, and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is “a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to give biking a try.”

I like to include all active modes of transportation in my celebration: Walking, biking, scootering, skateboarding, and taking the bus (because – let’s face it – that involves a lot of walking, too). Eugene is a pretty bike-friendly town, and even has an Active Transportation Committee that advises the City on active transportation planning projects (walk, bike, roll, bus), and program implementation. 

What are the many benefits of active transportation? Number one in my book is that it doesn’t create green house gasses or pollution, and production of the equipment has a low environmental impact. While active transportation may not fit completely in to your lifestyle, any time you are able to choose an active mode is a reason to celebrate.

Some dates of note:

  • Sunday, May 5, is National Ride A Bike Day“Let’s spend the first Sunday of every Bike Month rediscovering that simple joy of riding a bike!”
  • Thursday, May 9, is the monthly Active Transportation Committee Meeting (hybrid)
  • May 13-19, 2024, is Bike to Work Week.
  • Friday, May 17, is Bike to Work Day.
  • Sunday, May 19, is Bike (or walk) to Meeting Day. Let’s celebrate with a group photo, and cake!


How have you changed their transportation habits to be more environmentally and socially responsible?

What barriers have you encountered (such as personal disability, cost, lack of infrastructure, time pressures)?

What support could the Eugene friends Meeting give you to improve your ability to choose active transportation?

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