As avid bicyclists, the attorneys at New Jersey’s Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., are excited that May is National Bike Month. National Bike Month was established in 1956 and is sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists. National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and to showcase the many benefits of bicycling, both to the rider and the environment. This year’s events include Bike to Work Week, May 14th through the 18th; Bike to School Day, May 9th; and Bike to Work Day, May 18th.
Founded as the League of American Wheelmen in 1880, the League of American Bicyclists’ mission is to create a bicycle-friendly America for everyone. The League believes that “Bicycling brings people together. When more people ride bikes: Life is better for everyone; Communities are safer, stronger and better connected; Our nation is healthier, economically stronger, environmentally cleaner and more energy independent.”
The League also hopes to get more people interested in bicycling. Citing the fact that 40 percent of all trips taken in the United States are less than two miles, cycling is a healthy and environmentally friendly way to run many errands and commute to work. Statistics show that between 2010 and 2013 the number of bicycle commuters in this country rose by more than 62 percent. More bicycle commuters also mean less traffic congestion in urban and suburban areas. To find out more about the League of American Bicyclists and National Bike Month, visit their website.
Never Forget Bike Safety!
We at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., are strong advocates of bicycling, and we’re also passionate about protecting biker safety. If you’ve been injured while riding a bicycle, you may have grounds for a civil suit to recover medical bills and pay for equipment damage. To find out more, call the Princeton offices of Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., at (609) 240-0040. Your initial consultation is free.