Carmel to Participate in Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 19th

Carmel, IN – This month, the City of Carmel is celebrating National Bike Month and Friday, May 19th has been designated National Bike to Work Day. Carmel residents and those who work in Carmel are encouraged bicycle to work or to park their vehicles at the Monon Community Center and ride to work from there.  The Monon Community Center’s parking lot will be available for bike to work commuters to park their cars while they ride to and from work on the 19th.

To make the morning ride to work even more enjoyable, Commuter Connect, Market District, the City of Carmel and the Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation Department are hosting a free continental breakfast at the Monon Community Center at Central Park from 6:00 – 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 19th. It will be free and open to all Bike to Work Day participants. This gathering will be especially convenient for those using the adjacent Monon Greenway to get to their workplace. If you have ever considered biking to work, this is a wonderful opportunity to try it out.

Carmel has been designated a bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists from 2006 through 2019. “Now that Carmel has over 185 miles of paths and trails, we’re focusing our attention on encouraging riders to get out and explore new ways to access, by bike, their favorite things in Carmel. We hope more people choose to participate in Bike to Work Day to see how easy it is to incorporate cycling in their daily commute,” said Mayor Brainard.

Communities across the country are asked each year to celebrate May as National Bicycling Month by the League of American Bicyclists. On May 1st, the Carmel City Council declared May as Bike Month and Bike to Work Day is one of the events celebrating the month. The City of Carmel has also been promoting bicycle safety throughout the month. Bicycling has many health benefits. It is the most energy-efficient form of travel ever devised and can accommodate almost any level of fitness. It is also good for the environment as it helps reduce air, water and noise pollution.