Norman residents park their cars to celebrate Bike to Work Day
Kyven Zhao, The Oklahoma Daily
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Bicycle enthusiasts across Norman rode to work today, celebrating National Bike to Work Day as a transportation alternative.
Coordinated by the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments, Bike to Work Day a national campaign promoting bicycling as a healthy and efficient transportation alternative, according to the association's website.
The Bike to Work Day event also happens to fall on an ozone alert day, when citizens are encouraged to drive less while ozone pollutant levels are high. Ozone alert days are announced by the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments.
The 7:30 a.m. group ride was from the Moore-Norman Technology Center to the Norman Regional Hospital's Educational Center parking lot. Later group riders, at 8 a.m., began at Norman Regional, Norman Regional Health Plex and the Murray Case Sells Swim Center.
All of the groups rode to Andrew Park to meet up with fellow cyclists and local dignitaries, according to the website.
Bike to Work day is a part of National Bike Month, recognized by the League of American Bicyclists since 1956.
Other participating cities included Edmond, Oklahoma City, Guthrie, Yukon, Moore, Yukon and Midwest City.
For more details of Central Oklahoma's Bike to Work Day events, visit BikeDayOK.com