Wire*— It might be time to rethink how you travel to work. The number of Valley residents using alternative modes of transportation to commute continues to grow.

According to a recent survey, 44 percent of commuters use alternative modes at least one day a week, including bicycling.

There’s no better time to experience the benefits of bicycling than in April for Valley Bike Month. Valley Metro is partnering with cities across the region on everything from family rides and races to a Bike Prom.

Visit ShareTheRide.com to learn more about Valley Bike Month events, find a bike buddy, track your bicycling trips and enter to win prizes.

Did you know? The benefits of bicycling include:

  • Improved health – Burn more calories and reduce stress and the risk of heart disease.
  • Money saved – Cyclists save on commute and parking costs.
  • Environmentally friendly – Reduces emissions that cause air pollution, fuel consumption and traffic congestion.

Here are some of the events taking place in during the Valley Bike Month:

4/6 Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists Statewide Bicycling Summit, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

4/8 Cycle The Arts – Downtown Family Friendly Ride, 8:30 a.m.

4/14 Phoenix Spokes People/Bicycle Nomad Café Second Saturday ride, 8 a.m.

4/13, 4/20, 4/27 Phoenix Spokes Rise & Grind meet up, 7 a.m.

4/18 Phoenix/Maricopa County Bike to Work Day, 6:30 a.m.

4/21 Phoenix Spokes People Bike Prom, 7 – 11 p.m.

4/30 PSP/FilmBar Bike-In Movie, 7 p.m.

Featured Image courtesy of Valley Metro. 

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