May is "Bike Month" in Alaska

Governor Sean Parnell has proclaimed May to be ``Bike Month'' in Alaska.

He also has declared May 14-18 ``Bike Week,'' May 9 ``Bike to School Day'' and May 18 ``Bike to Work Day.''

Parnell, in his proclamation, says that during the month bike clubs, schools, parks and recreation departments, civic groups and others will promote cycling as a ``wholesome transportation activity'' and an ``environmentally friendly supplement'' to automobile travel.

He also talks about the benefits of biking and the need for cyclists and motorists to be safe on the road.