By Jena Williams

May is National Bike Month and the mild May weather encourages people to dust off their bikes and choose to commute to work by bike or put in extra time riding with the kids. Many companies and organizations also begin friendly competitions to get themselves back in shape after the long winter.

Do you believe that since you are a truck driver, you are left out of cycling as a sport? In this article by Public Radio International, one trucker says no way!

 “Scott Grenerth owns and operates an 18-wheeler, which he drives cross-country hauling thousands of pounds of cargo. His truck also carries something lightweight, which most truckers don’t carry: a bike.”

If Scott can do it, so can you, with or without the spandex! He has a web site called Ride and Roll devoted to helping truckers get cycling, complete with safe locations to park, trail guides and encouragement. Check it out at http://rideandroll.yolasite.com/.

Employers – have you considered some sort of competition at your worksite where drivers can earn a bike? Maybe even just a commitment to ride might be enough to invest in keeping drivers fit.

Do you have success stories on how you or your company has instituted participation in cycling? We would love to hear about it in the comments below.

Are you aware of additional places for truckers to ride or organizations that support truckers cycling? Please share them as well.

*Image from Public Radio International. Scott Grenerth with his truck and his bike.

Link to article: http://www.pri.org/stories/health/long-haul-truckers-turn-to-bikes-and-spandex6217.html

Link to League of American Bicyclists: Link to article: http://www.pri.org/stories/health/long-haul-truckers-turn-to-bikes-and-spandex6217.html

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Long haul bike transport: http://www.truck-drivers-money-saving-tips.com/trucker-bike.html