Los Alamos County Council Proclaims May As Bike Month And May 13-17 As Bike To Work Week

From left, County Engineer Eric Martinez, Los Alamos Councilor David Izraelevitz and Parks, Recreation and Open Space Manager Dan Erickson hold up a proclamation, which declares May as Bike Month and May 13-17 as Bike to Work Week. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Council proclaimed May as Bike Month and May 13-17 as Bike to Work Week Tuesday during its regular meeting.
County Engineer Eric Martinez and Parks, Recreation and Open Space Manager Dan Erickson accepted the proclamation and reminded the public that County staff will be stationed 7-9 a.m. May 17 on Diamond Drive by Sullivan Field to offer refreshments to those who bike to work.
Additionally, 4-6 p.m. May 17 at Ashley Pond Park there will be a community bike party that will feature a bike rodeo for kids, a demonstration of how to use bike racks as well as free food.
Los Alamos County Councilor David Izraelevtiz presented the proclamation, which states:
WHEREAS: On November 30, 2017, Los Alamos was designated as a Bronze status “Bicycle Friendly Community” by the League of American Bicyclists, and Los Alamos makes every effort to maintain this status; and
WHEREAS:  The bicycle is a viable and environmentally sound form of transportation and excellent form of recreation; May has been named National Bike Month for the past 56 years, celebrated by offering educational programs, races, commuting events, trail work days, helmet promotion, or encouraging individuals to “go for a ride”; and
WHEREAS:  Los Alamos’ trail network attracts hundreds of bicyclists each year, providing economic, health and scenic benefits to our community and the world; bicycling activities and attractions have great potential to impact our economy and tourism industry and stimulate economic development by making Los Alamos attractive to businesses and citizens who enjoy the outdoors and healthy lifestyles; and
WHEREAS: Creating bicycle-friendly communities can improve citizen’s health, well-being and quality of life – it can boost community spirit, improve traffic safety and reduce pollution and congestion – and education is key in providing a quality experience for everyone involved;
NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the Council of the Incorporated County of Los Alamos, I do hereby proclaim the Month of May 2019 as
in Los Alamos County, and the week of May 13-17, 2019 as
We encourage our citizens to participate in planned events, and to share the road safely.