Don’t forget that this week is Bike to Work Week, and depending on your region, your Bike to Work Day is likely to be this Thursday or Friday. For the Sacramento Region, Bike to Work Day is Thursday. Here are some details on Thursday’s events at the Capitol:
BikeFest, at the State Capitol Thursday
On May 17th 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., enjoy music, antique bicycles, award presentations, and drawings for bicycles. Bring your bicycle for routine maintenance. We’ll have safe, secure Bike Valet parking.
Held in conjunction with the CalEPA Clean Air Celebration, the Capitol BikeFest will have tables of information from bike shops, bicycle groups, public transit providers, clean air and walking organizations.
There will also be raffles for free bikes and gear.
The Sacramento Region has a great website dedicated to Bike Commute Month (which, if you didn’t know already, is this month). You can pledge a certain amount of miles and keep track of the miles you ride during the course of the month. You can also join a team and/or employer and “compete” against others. I’m not sure if a national site like this exists, but one should. Then you could break it down by regions, counties, or cities.
I’ve only pledged to ride 10 miles this year for May. I wasn’t sure how I would feel on a bike with respect to my slowly-healing broken ankle. I’ve actually already logged 19 miles so far this month. I have had very little pain except for when I step off the bike. Otherwise, I think it’s been a good way to increase my flexibility and speed up the bone healing process. To be honest, the limitations of riding this month will more likely be because I have an uncomfortable old road bike, and not because of the pain.