FARMINGTON -- Bike riders from across the country are being encouraged to get on their bikes and commute to and from work today as part of National Bike-to-Work Day.
The day is set aside to demonstrate how bikes can serve as an alternative source of transportation, Davis County Commissioner Bret Millburn said.
Millburn, an avid bike rider, said on occasion he rides his bike from his Centerville home to the County Courthouse campus in Farmington.
The commissioner was uncertain whether he would get to participate in today's event, as he was scheduled to be dropping off children at school.
The month of May is National Bike Month, and 2013 is being billed by Salt Lake City as "The Year of the Bike,'" Davis County Planner Scott Hess said.
As part of this week's Great Salt Lake Bird Festival, a by-bike bird-watching tour is planned from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday along the Legacy Parkway Trail, Hess said.
In addition to May's bike events, "Road Respect" events that encourage mutual respect between cyclists and motorists are scheduled beginning May 29 in Cedar City, and concluding June 15 in Ogden, Hess said.
The Road Respect campaign is designed to educate both motorists and cyclists in how to safely share the road.