Knoxville celebrates Bike to Work Day

Knoxville celebrates Bike to Work Day

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If you noticed a few more bikes on your Friday morning commute, it wasn't your imagination. The city was celebrating National Bike to Work Day. If you noticed a few more bikes on your Friday morning commute, it wasn't your imagination. The city was celebrating National Bike to Work Day.
Many of the people who took part in the event already bike to work every day, so this event has become a chance for them to have a little fun with it. Many of the people who took part in the event already bike to work every day, so this event has become a chance for them to have a little fun with it.
Monika Miller (right) won the award for best dressed. Her friend Tina Rosling (left) also got into the spirit. Monika Miller (right) won the award for best dressed. Her friend Tina Rosling (left) also got into the spirit.
By DREW GARDNER
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - If you noticed a few more bikes on your Friday morning commute, it wasn't your imagination. The city was celebrating National Bike to Work Day.

Many of the people who took part in the event already bike to work every day, so this event has become a chance for them to have a little fun with it.

"We just thought for Bike to Work Day to dress up to bring awareness to biking, and that it's fun, and you don't always have to wear spandex if you're going a short distance," said Monika Miller, winner of this year's best dressed award.

Her friend Tina Rosling also got in the spirit by dressing up in a doctor's uniform, which is not too far from what she's used to. Rosling works in the medical field and says she takes part every year to promote the health benefits of biking to work.

"It's really easy to take care of your health and you don't need us you can do it yourself," said Rosling.

"I hate working out so when I have to get to work I just get on my bike and ride and that's how I stay healthy," added Miller.

The bikers will tell you it not only benefits your physical health, but also your mental health.

"Not getting stuck in your car every day is like heaven not to be stuck in traffic or driving and have that aggravation and absolutely you save money," said Rosling.

They encourage others to join them on their daily commutes, even if it is just a few times a week.

The entire month of May is bike month and if you would like more information about other biking events and programs click here.

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