Bike to work week highlights benefits of bicycling

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May is National Bike Month. State and local officials came together for an executive bicycle ride in Harrisburg to launch Bike to Work Week. The week celebrates the importance of bicycle paths and lanes.

Proponents say building bike paths and lanes is a smart investment for communities. There are many benefits to biking including physical fitness, encouraging local shopping, slowing traffic and easing traffic congestion. National Bike Month was established in 1956.