Posted by Cathaleen Curtiss — 15 May 2012
There is something nostalgic about a bike. It brings back joyful memories of our
childhood, exhausting journeys to work, a romantic picnic on the side of a
country road or the exhilaration of a bike race. Many of us have memories of learning to ride a two-wheeler,
taking a spin to the country store to get a cool drink on a warm summer day or
searching for a place in the bike rack at the university. Remember clipping
cards to the spokes of your wheels, streamers on your handlebars or taking your
pet for a ride in the basket.
Bicycles can be a lifeline to the outside world and an escape
from the rat race. Whether you live on a country road or on a city street, a bicycle can be
an important part of your livelihood. It can be your ride to the office or a ride to the beach, a trusted means of transportation
and sometimes a lawn decoration.
A bike is so much more than a way to arrive at a destination, it lets you hear the birds, wave to your neighbor, smell the new mowed grass and feel the warm sunshine on your face, it is an experience,.
Round and Round by Cindy Armanini
Stopped for tea by Mike D.
bike race by Joseph Rasch
Clyde's New Ride! by Ryan Hebert
Amsterdam parking lot by juan felipe rubio
red bicycle and rice fields by A Rhaditstya Putra
Sunday morning bike by Nancy Whalen
On your bike... by Phil Clarke
bicycle on the beach by Victoria Perelet
handlebars by Pietro Zuco
Green transport by joe navin
Criterium2 by Jared Sorrells
In 1923, the first Bike Week was held in England. May is National Bike Month in the United States. Many cities and communities across the US are holding special events to celebrate biking. Join us in celebrating the bicycle, share your photos and wear a helmet.