Well, really, all of May is National Bike Month. May 11-15 is National Bike to Work week.
Your area may have events planned. Minneapolis-St. Paul are events are listed at http://www.bikewalkweek.org/.
However, if you’re thinking about using the week as an attempt to try biking to work yourself, start planning now.
Some questions to consider:
- What route might be safest/most effective for your cyclecommute? Check out a few options in the next week or so. How’s the shoulder? Traffic volume? Intersections and crossings?
- What’s your situation at work in regards to dress code? Some people find stocking their cube/office with a few changes into office-appropriate clothing keeps their baggage light for the bike commute, and can be done once a week or on days when driving is unavoidable for whatever reason.
- Do you have other necessities to pull it off? May is a month of good light, but you might still wish to consider riding with a lightset, just in case. Do you have wipes or makeup or whatever else would be bueno to make you not an odor burden on your work plans?
- What are your obligations? You might be able to get away with blocking early hours now on a date you want to try a first commute, so you don’t accidentally miss a morning meeting, piss off your boss, and end up never cycling to work again because you are a bum with a bike and no job.
Plan ahead, be safe, and be successful!