By Nina Wu
Today is official Bike to Work Day in Honolulu. May is Bike Month and National Bike Month.
So if you can, hop on to your two wheels and give it a go!
"Biking to work is an efficient and fun way to get the exercise you need, without having to find extra time to work out," said Andy Clarke, president of the national bicyclists' organization, League of American Bicyclists. "And this year, with gasoline prices as high as they are, biking to work makes more sense than ever."
This morning, dozens of bikers stopped by the refresher station at Punchbowl and Civic Center Path to register and pick up refreshments, according to Hawaii Bicycling League membership and volunteer director Bobby Evans. In ridership, Hawaii ranks No. 12 among the top 70 largest cities in 2012, according to a report by The League of American Bicyclists.
Rachel Brians commutes by bike from upper Punchbowl to her job downtown at the Beach Bum Cafe on Bishop Street in downtown Honolulu. She says it's a lot quicker to bike it than to drive it. Plus, it's fun.
Coming up on Sunday, May 18: Bike to the Zoo Day. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., ride your bike to the Honolulu Zoo and get free admission. Free valet bike parking and free prizes will be available, too. Enter from the Monsarrat Avenue gate.
For additional bike month activities, visit hbl.org/bikemonth.