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'National Bike to Work Day' arrives in Lowcountry

Cyclists enjoy an afternoon ride. Cyclists enjoy an afternoon ride.

"National Bike to Work Day" has arrived and Lowcountry cyclists will be hitting the streets today.

Tom Bradford of Charleston Moves, a nonprofit which promotes healthy modes of transportation, hopes the event continues to grow in popularity.

"The more people we can get out doing a little bit of exercise, the better.  Listen, a huge number of we take a day are a mile or less and a huge portion of these are in a car."

"Think about it for a second, you have to go to the store for a loaf of bread, you fire up a V6 to go 8 blocks. You know you could have done it in the same amount of time on a bike and probably burned about 150 calories."

Bradford said participants should make sure and plan their route specifically before hitting the road today.

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