Princeton, NJ (April 11, 2017) - May is National Bike Month, and Greater Mercer Transportation Management Association (GMTMA) is celebrating this year with another Bike to Work Week event to promote bicycling as a viable transportation option. Greater Mercer TMA is a non-profit transportation management association dedicated to promoting environmentally-friendly transportation options.
"Bicycling is practical and joyful, good for your health and good for the environment. Bike Month and Bike to Work Week celebrates the unique power of the bicycle," said Cheryl Kastrenakes, GMTMA's Executive Director, "and we encourage everyone to get on a bike and participate in our bike month activities."
GMTMA's biggest event is its annual Bike to Work Week event, which is May 15-19. Registration for the event is open on GMTMA's website, www.gmtma.org. The first 150 registrants will receive a free Bike to Work t-shirt. After the week is up, all registrants who log their miles on GMTMA's website will automatically be entered in a drawing to win one of the terrific prizes provided by Bike to Work Week's sponsors: Kopp's Cycle, REI Princeton, Greater Mercer TMA, St. Lawrence Rehab Center, Sourland Cycles, and Whole Earth Center.
Other GMTMA promotions during Bike to Work Week are the Employer Bike Challenge for groups of fellow employees, the Visions of Bicycling photo contest, and Bike to Food and Friends for people who can't bike to work, but replace as many car trips as possible with bike trips - taking your kids to school, to the post office, to the store, going out to eat with friends and family, or any other errands. Participants in these promotions are also entered in prize drawings.
Throughout the year, GMTMA offers information and safety tips for bicyclists and pedestrians of all ages and can provide onsite bike safety and pedestrian education programs at corporate locations, for schools and camp programs, as well as seniors. GMTMA can also help your community do a walkability audit and identify concerns for pedestrians related to the safety, access, comfort and convenience of the walking environment. An audit can also help identify potential solutions such as engineering treatments, policy changes or education and enforcement.
Check out the Bike Commuter Journal series on our blog at gmtma.org, and email us if you'd like to share your bike commuting experiences or if you have any Bike to Work Week questions.