10 May '12, 3pm
Biking for a Safe Climate
© Ben Houdek, Sierra Club Bicyclists ride in the annual bicycle "conference on wheels" in Minneapolis. There are few things I love more than getting on my bike and pedaling to the office or taking a ride around the city. It's a great way to stay in shape and avoid the hassles of driving--be they high gas prices or getting stuck in traffic--and it’s also a key to reducing our dependence on climate-disrupting dirty oil. So I'm excited that May is National Bike Month. This means we can educate more Americans about the fun of bicycling and the importance of creating more bike-friendly communities. Biking is a key part of a 21st century transportation system that fights climate change by eliminating the use of dirty oil, and building bike-friendly communities is important for allowing more people to safely get on their bikes. I'm not alone, of course. Millions of Americans use ...