It’s bike to work week in Tulsa, OK. This week celebrates biking to work, with the Mayor and his wife kicking off the event. And, this year, there were city officials on hand to explain more about the plans for installing bike racks all around the City of Tulsa for the convenience of those who bike on a regular basis.
Mayor Bartlett, city officials and Tulsa citizens are joining in to help promote bicycling as a means of transportation and health. It will help cut down on auto exhaust emissions while promoting a very healthy lifestyle. And, this week you will see people all around town biking to show their support. Even the Mayor has been seen biking around his neighborhood with his wife. Walking and biking are excellent forms of exercise and will help bring down the high obesity rate if more people will get involved. It also enhances your overall quality of life.
Quick facts about active commuting:
* Bicycling and walking reduce cardiovascular risk by 11%
* It saves money on gas
* Helps the environment
* Can prevent obesity
If you have been participating in Tulsa’s Bike to Work Week, come out to Joe Momma’s Pizza at 112 S Elgin Ave on Friday, May 18th from 4:30 to 6:30pm. You will have opportunities to sign-up for free prizes and you can sign the Bike to Work Commuter Challenge.