bikingA bicycle is one machine that helps keeps us lean and green. May is National Bike Month!

To support “Bike to Work Week”, a few of the crew at Ruff Wear pedaled their way to work last week.

Our home state of Oregon has been ranked No. 4 in the most “Most Bike Friendly States” according to the League of American Bicyclists. This ranking was a result of Oregon’s leadership in a Complete Streets Policy, which considers all roadway users, including bicyclists, when constructing roads. Oregon also excels in highlighting its fantastic cycling opportunities through its bike tourism promotion.

While Oregon was ranked No. 4 for Bike Friendliness, our neighboring state of Washington received the title of “Most Bike Friendly State in the US!”

Congratulations to everyone who participated in “National Bike to Work Week” and those who regularly make biking a part of their regular commute.

Did you bike to work last week?  Let us know!

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  1. Tonight is the Ride of Silence in Bend.

    The Ride of Silence invites the Central Oregon community to remember those fallen cyclists by joining in a 5-mile, slow-paced (maximum pace of 10-12 mph) bike ride through the streets of Bend.

    The ride will start and finish at Bend City Hall parking lot. The Ride is neither a race nor a party, but respectful and non-confrontational in character. Cyclists are encouraged to wear black armbands in memory of cyclists who have been killed and red armbands to indicate cyclists who have been injured in an accident. Bicyclists of all ages and abilities are invited to participate. Riders MUST wear bike helmets and obey all traffic controls. Bends Ride of Silence will depart from the City Hall parking area across from the public library at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20. After brief introductory remarks, participants will leave on the easy, mostly flat, 5-mile ride.

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