Blue Zones Project – Southwest Florida is celebrating National Bike Month in May along with other local partners like Collier Area Transit (CAT) and Naples Pathways Coalition. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and encourage everyone to give cycling a try. National Bike Month is sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast.
Although the entire month offers opportunities to get out and ride, National Bike Week takes place May 13-19. Blue Zones Project invites anyone to take public transit, walk or bike to work that week. If you do, take a selfie of yourself and share it to the Blue Zones Project- Southwest Florida Facebook or Instagram page. All participants will be entered to into a prize drawing to win a $100 gift basket including a gift certificate to a Blue Zones Project Approved restaurant, a Naples Pathways Coalition t-shirt, passes to Naples Botanical Garden and more!
Whether you bike to work or school; ride to save money or time; pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment; or simply to explore your community, National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons people love to ride. If you are riding before dawn or after dusk, please make sure that your bike is equipped with reflective lights. In addition, always ride with the flow of traffic, wear a helmet and reflective or bright colored clothing when cycling.
Brought to Southwest Florida by NCH Healthcare System, in collaboration with Sharecare, Inc. and Blue Zones, LLC, Blue Zones Project is a vital part of Southwest Florida’s well-being improvement initiative that encourages changes in the community that lead to healthier options.
For more information about Blue Zones Project Southwest Florida, visit southwestflorida.bluezonesproject.com.