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Bike to Work Day is Friday

SAN DIEGO, California -- Bike to Work Day is a national event celebrated annually in the United States on the third Friday in May as part of National Bike Month. This year's event is scheduled for Friday, May 15.

Bike to Work Day was originated by the League of American Bicyclists in 1956 to increase public interest in bicycling and to promote it as an alternative for commuting to work.

Locally, Bike to Work Day is organized by the SANDAG iCommute program and several sponsors. The San Diego Bike to Work Day includes several amenities, activities, and pit stops - places where bicyclists can stop to re-energize while they are on the road.

Since 2011, a pit stop was up in the San Ysidro Trolley Station to serve bikers in the area and those crossing the border.

In the spirit of the Bike to Work Day celebration, the City of Tijuana inaugurated a similar program in 2011 which promotes bike mobility and healthier transportation. The City of Tijuana’s program takes place on the same day in May as the U.S. national bike to work day, and is called “Tijuaneando en BiCi.”

Additional information about Bike to Work Day is here.