Web Wise: Pedaling the ’Net

May is National Bike Month™

Troy Corley

ss=MsoNormal>Stop spinning your wheels and pedal your way to fun family fitness by joining millions of bicycle enthusiasts who bike for a healthier, happier environment. May is National Bike Month™ so surf the Web to to become part of the bicycle revolution.

ss=MsoNormal>The League of American Bicyclists has been touting the benefits of bicycling through this national day for 48 years. Click on the media tab at the Bike Month site for articles on how to choose the right bicycle, how to make a bike ride more comfortable and how to keep your tires in shape.

ss=MsoNormal>As more urban and suburban residents heed the Journal of American Public Health’s ( suggestion to get up and move by cycling, the league has also taken the lead in promoting safe biking communities at The Bikes Belong Coalition also offers solutions to creating safer bicycling environments.

ss=MsoNormal>Has it been a while since the last time you were on a bike? Check out the Pedestrian and Bicycling Information Center’s tips.

ss=MsoNormal>Get the kids on the road the right way by reading several friendly yet comprehensive articles at Bicycling Magazine’s Web site. Click on the “Go Biking” link for information on bike skills, helmet how-tos and a bicycling timeline. You can also sign up for two free issues of the magazine.

Kids learn all about pedal power at the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Bike Safety Page. Be sure to download and print out the free bicycle-safety fun book, which features a coloring page, connect-the-dot activities and word games.