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Mon, Mar 28, 2016

The Valley Celebrates the Benefits of Bicycling

PHOENIX, AZ — Bicycling is no longer just for kids. It was once seen as a way for youth to get around the neighborhood, but cycling is growing in popularity with all ages. Commuters are discovering bicycling as a smart choice for short trips or to extend a transit trip and it’s improving their health.

“I just enjoy it,” explained cycling enthusiast Bill McComas. “The exercise I can get, it’s invigorating. I come to work after a bike ride, I just feel better than having to fight traffic. It is greener and it saves money.”

To celebrate all the benefits of bicycling, share safety information and to encourage others to ride their bike, Valley Metro along with local communities and organizations will host Valley Bike Month events throughout April. Events will be held across the Valley from Buckeye to Mesa.

Visit ShareTheRide.com to track your bicycling trips, learn more about the Valley Bike Month events, and enter to win prizes.

About Valley Metro: Valley Metro provides eco-friendly public transit options to residents of greater Phoenix and Maricopa County including the planning and operations of a regional bus system and the development and operations of 26 miles of light rail. In Fiscal Year 2015, total ridership for the system was 73 million passengers. Seven high capacity extensions are planned or are under construction that will create a 66-mile system by 2034. Valley Metro also offers transit options including alternative transportation programs for seniors and people with disabilities, commuter vanpools, online carpool matching, bus trip mapping, bicycle safety and telework assistance. Two Boards of Directors set the policy direction for the agency with the intent of advancing the regional public transit system. Get the latest news by following us on Facebook and Twitter or visiting valleymetro.org.

About Valley Bike Month:
Valley Bike Month is held each year to bring attention to bicycling as a fun, inexpensive and safe transportation method. Cities and towns, bike clubs and Maricopa County Travel Reduction Program employers work together to promote bicycling. Sponsors include the Arizona Departments of Environmental Quality and Transportation, Maricopa Association of Governments and Maricopa County Air Quality Department.
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