GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - A week-long event called Active Commute Week in Grand Rapids began Monday.
It was created to highlight the benefits of active transportation to improve your health and the environment.
If you're interested in biking to work, there are tips on the Active Commute Week website about what to wear, benefits of the exercise and how to combine a bike commute with transit.
To encourage people to try commuting by bike, 15 "pit stops" will be set up Friday throughout the city for National Bike to Work Day. Cyclists will be provided free snacks, beverages and giveaways from 7-9 a.m.
The Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition is a non-profit organization that advocates changing Grand Rapids into a more bicycle-friendly community.
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