During National Bike Month, the League of American Bicyclists is promoting the benefits of bicycling and trying to encourage more people to start pedaling.
Last week, communities around the country joined together for Bike to Work Week and Bike to Work Day, highlighting the growing number of workers choosing to cycle to the office.
The number of bike commuters has grown 62 percent from 2000 to 2013, with 882,198 bike commuters in 2013, according to the American Community Survey.
The share of bike commuters in communities designated as Bike Friendly Communities, likewise, has climbed 105 percent during the same time period.
As the national focus shifts more to sustainability and wellness, more workers will be traversing the roads over a set of handlebars.
The League of American Bicyclists developed a tip sheet to help newcomers safely take to the streets, as illustrated in the following gallery.