Bike to Work Day to include events for cyclists

The Sioux City metropolitan area Bike to Work Day will be held May 19.

Bike to Work Day is just one of the events held during Bike to Work Week, which takes place May 15-19. 

Perks for participants include a complementary commuter breakfast at Albrecht's Cycle Shop, 200 Fifth St., from 7-9 a.m. May 19. A food truck lunch will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 19 on Fourth Street between Jackson and Jones. Bicyclists should show their helmets to receive the special lunch offers.

The evening Bike and Brew pub crawl begins at 5 p.m. May 19. Like lunch, bicyclists should show their  helmets at the participating bars to receive special offers. The pub crawl includes bars in Sioux City downtown, including Jackson Street Brewery, SoHo and Work and Church.

May is National Bike to Work Month, which seeks to promote bicycling and educate the public about its benefits. Bicycling is a low-impact aerobic exercise that contributes to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) recommended 30 minutes of daily exercise. In addition to the health benefits, commuting by bicycle is inexpensive and better for the environment, according to an announcement.

Participants or their employers are encouraged to register at Registration enters participants in a drawing for a new bicycle and gift certificates. The bicycle in the drawing was donated by Albrecht Cycle Shop.

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