Pandemic times has brought scores of people outdoors seeking respite, connections with nature, and stress relief.  One great way to enjoy the outside is to ride a bicycle!  For readers with more than a couple gray hairs (like yours truly) the song “Bicycle Races” by Queen comes to mind….LOL!  Check this song out on YouTube and you’ll be tapping your toes!

My friends Eric Ziegmont and Michele Scribbick are the NEPA team for Commuter Services of Pennsylvania  

Both recently connected with me and sent this note for readers about a Facebook event to be held all day Monday, May 11 with plans for a bigger event for this September:

“With so much news being released we wanted to send you a reminder that May is National Bike Month.  Normally, Commuter Services conducts a weekly bike challenge during “Motorless May.” However, this year we are following the League of American Bicyclists and will postpone the event until September 21-27, 2020.  When more details are available, we will be sure to pass them along.”

(Note: Quills will keep you informed about this event for this fall.)

Eric and Michele continued:  “We still want to celebrate Bike Month so we will be holding a virtual Bike Month Kick Off event on Monday, May 11th via Facebook that can be shared.  There will be safety messages, bike tips and a ton of local bike resources posted during the day!”

So, mark your calendars and get that opportunity to better appreciate the outdoors on two wheels!

Check into this on Facebook Motorless May Event –

Motorless May_Get Biking

For additional information:  Toll free phone: 1-866-579-RIDE (7433) or

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The term bicycle was coined in France in the 1860s.  The first bicycle did not appear until the 1800s, when a two-wheeled device known as the velocipede made its debut in Europe. The velocipede was invented by the German Baron von Drais in 1817 to enable people to replace draft horses for plowing fields – a necessary invention after a crop failure the previous year had led to the widespread slaughter of horses. This contraption was constructed entirely from wood and lacked pedals, instead requiring users to push off the ground with their feet to move forward.