Let’s go for a ride

May is the perfect month to appreciate Chico’s bike-friendly atmosphere

Riding a bike in Chico is easier than in many other communities. That’s because, in addition to being a fairly flat city, cycling advocates and city and county administrators have made bicycle lanes and safety priorities over the years. As you’ll see in our feature package this week, which is all about those two-wheeled contraptions, that work is paying off. In fact, Chico recently received the designation of Gold Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. Woohoo!

Let’s keep it up, Chico. As you may know, May is Bike Month. A national campaign spearheaded by the League of American Bicyclists, this is an opportunity to bring the community together to enjoy life on two wheels. Then there’s the National Bike Challenge, which encourages individuals and organizations to log their miles pedaled between May and September. The CN&R has participated in the past and found it to be a fun exercise in … ahem … getting outdoor exercise.

So, come on, Chicoans—let’s get out there and ride. Create a profile at www.nationalbikechallenge.org and start logging your miles. And check in on Chico Velo Cycling Club for events happening throughout May to celebrate cycling. Let’s show the world why we deserve the Gold.