City declares May as National Bicycle Month

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-On Wednesday, the Mayor signed a proclamation officially declaring May as National Bicycle Month. 

The month is dedicated to celebrating the sport of biking and also raising awareness for bike safety. There have been three casualties in South Central Kentucky recently due to a biker being hit while out on the road. 

The month also teaches bikers how to ride safely and always wear a helmet. 

There’s five biking organizations in Bowling Green, and the number of riders continues to grow. 

“A lot of newcomers when they come to this area, they’ll say this is not really a bike friendly town and we’re trying really hard to change that,” said Bowling Green League of Cyclists Vice President Diane Moats. 

Next Wednesday is the annual tradition of the Blessing of the Bicycles and the Ride of Silence. News 40 will be there and bring you the story next week.