Local commuters participate in National Bike to Work Day

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Friday is National Bike to Work Day and everyone is encouraged to trade in four wheels for two.

Organizers say the event is intended to help promote healthy living, reduce pollution and save on gas.

The Cycle Trade Association announced that May is bike month to promote safe bicycling practices. For some it's just a better way to get around town.

According to a study, the number of Americans commuting by bike has grown by 47 percent since 2000.

Many bicycle friendly communities have more than doubled their bike commuter share as well.

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