Celebrate May Bike Month in Seattle!

Photo: 2011 Schwinn Cream

Ring in the spring with a new, stylish Schwinn bicycle.

Fact: these days, it’s cool to own and use a bicycle. Some choose to cruise down the city streets, while others take their hobby into the rugged outdoors. All of them agree – nothing beats a bike ride on a sunny day. Plus, they give us much-needed exercise that we can’t accomplish by driving a car. And with the gas prices these days, it literally pays to go green.

Photo: 2011 Schwinn Cream

This spring, Seattleites should take a day to burn some calories, enjoy the outdoors and help the environment. Better yet – take 31.

Seattle groups are celebrating this innovative mode of transportation during May Bike Month. Local non-profit organization Cascade Bicycle Club has several events planned for the coming spring and summer seasons. One is the Group Health Commute Challenge, a 31-day campaign to promote getting to work, touring the neighborhood or otherwise getting around by bicycle, instead of motorized vehicles.

Another event is Bike-to-Work Week, scheduled for May 16-20. This weeklong promotion culminates with Bike-to-Work Day on Friday the 20th. Riders are also encouraged to attend the Bike Month Awards Celebration at the Pyramid Brewery on May 21st.

If area residents want to participate, they should start their journey with time-honored bicycle brand Schwinn, who is releasing two exciting new models this year. The Schwinn Cream 3-Speed, complimenting the Schwinn Coffee design is “perfect for riders who want a retro urban cruiser.” A lightweight, steel-framed model, the Cream comes in a variety of vibrant colors, and is outfitted with a cushy saddle seat for maximum comfort while riding.

Photo: 2011 Schwinn Madison

The Schwinn Madison, on the other hand, is a stylish utility bike that is built to last. Featuring a highly durable wheelset and nimble CroMo track frame, the Madison is perfect for any urbanite that wants a low-maintenance, affordably-priced street bicycle.

Every bike enthusiast is invited to gear up and take part in May Bike Month. For more information, a May Bike Month Schedule is available.