Here's a shoutout to our American cycling friends, who are celebrating National Bike Month this month, unlike we northerners who wait until the somewhat more predictable weather of June to do our national biking thing.
With the weather this week, there's no reason not to get a jump on Bike Month here -- just ride! Wednesday, May 8 is Bike to School Day in the United States. Based on the forecast, no reason not to encourage your kids to ride to school on Monday, and if you have the time, you can join them.
In the U.S., National Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 17, but there may be fewer of us riding in conjunction with them. It's the Friday before the Victoria Day long weekend, and the migration out of town begins that day. The roads will be jammed with people eager to leave the city -- not the best of circumstances for the occasional rider.
Still, there should be fewer cars in the city that weekend -- ideal conditions for cyclists. Take the lane.