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While we may be some of the lucky few who can ride their bike to work everyday, we recognize the chance to do so may not come so easily to the average daily commuter. Cycling is great exercise, but who has the time? Cycling to work may not be a daily option for you right now, but wouldn’t you love a reason to do it anyway, even just for a special occasion?

It turns out, May 16th happens to be National Bike to Work Day! Instead of grabbing the keys to the four-wheeled cage, why not grab your helmet and cycling gloves instead? The best things in life are better with company, so join all of us who are going to be out on two wheels and experience the freedom only a bike can offer!

Check out some of the events being hosted in Portland for Bike to Work Day:

Go Lloyd Bike to Work Day Party: Start the day off right with a party! Breakfast smoothies, fruit, coffee and other snacks will be available for your tasting pleasure. There will also be live music, free minor bike repair, bike registration and lots of great new and returning vendors. Bike parking is available, so bike straight to the party! The event starts at 7:30 AM and continues until 9:00 AM.

Portland Employers Bike Summit: Come learn how bicycle commuting is an option for anyone! The summit will include a Keynote address from Commissioner Steve Novick, a few expert workshops, some post-workshop group facilities tours, and a post-workshop happy hour! The Summit starts at 1:00 PM and lasts until 4:00 PM.

Bike Ride and Happy Hour: Bike to Work Day ends on a high note, with a bike ride on the east side of Pettygrove Park and a happy hour at Bambuza in South Waterfront.

For more details on how you can bike to work and more information on how you can take advantage of PDX Bike Month, take a look at the full schedule. Show us how you’re going to commute to work on Friday on our Facebook Page and on Twitter!