WASHINGTON (AP) - May is Bike Month and Bike to Work Day organizers want you to take two wheels to work on May 20.
Organizers of the Washington event say they hope to register more than 10,000 riders. This year's event features 50 regional pit stops throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia where participants can get a free T-shirt, snacks and drinks and meet other bike commuters.
Baltimore-area organizers say events are planned not only in the city, but across central Maryland, including Annapolis, Bel Air, Columbia and White Marsh. Organizers say biking is good for your health and the environment, noting that single-occupancy vehicles account for 20 percent of ozone-creating pollution in the Baltimore area.
--- Online: Washington-area registration: http://www.waba.org/blog/2011/03/bike-to-work-day-registration-is-no w-open
Baltimore-area registration: http://bmc.baltometro.org/b2w
Bike Month: http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/bikemonth