May is National Bike Month. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling. It is sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. All over the country, bike enthusiasts filled their calendars with group bike rides, social events, classes, volunteer opportunities and panel discussions about biking.

Commuters from all over New Jersey are participating in National Bike Month by incorporating bike rides in their commute to work. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Union County Plainfield Bike Exchange is celebrating National Bike Month with a special offer. All youth bikes 20 inches and under are 50 percent off throughout May. The bike exchange has a huge variety of bikes for youth and adults.

“Our bike exchange offers quality bikes at a reduced rate, and the National Bike Month special promotion on youth bikes is a great value,” said Erin Duffy, Plainfield club director.

“The bike exchange is a wonderful service we provide to the community,” said Russell Triolo, chief executive officer. “Our volunteer bike mechanics are a vital part of the operation, and we thank them for their time and skill that make the bike exchange such a great success.”

Commuters can drive to a park and ride then bike the rest of the way to work. As long as the commute incorporates a bike ride, it counts.