May is National Bike Month and part of that effort is the Bike-to-Work Week, which is typically held in mid-May. In 2012 for example, Bike-to-Work Week runs from May 14 to 19. Both the month and the week are sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, a national non-profit promoting bike friendly communities, advocating for cycling rights, promoting events raising awareness of using bikes for transportation and health, and educating cyclists about safety and political issues.
Local info on the day activities is listed here. There's a little contest here. If you ride your bike to Garlini’s on Friday between 12 and 4 pm, you'll receive a free margarita pizza.
An article to help you prepare for bike commuting and to help you ride more safely around Central Washington is Five Steps to Better/Safer Riding . This article links to dozens of other brief but useful articles in the resource center at the website of the League of American Bicyclists. These articles cover a wide gamut of topics that will be particularly useful to less experienced riders:
Equally important to the tips gleaned from the articles above, is local knowledge about how to move around your community safely on a bike. Bob Bugert, an experienced bike commuter, has written an excellent article about Bike Commuting Around Wenatchee.
The WenatcheeOutdoor Road Riding Guidebook is also useful for riders looking for low-traffic bike routes connecting towns throughout the Wenatchee Valley. Index of that guidebook.
Finally, here is an article from our archives written by Jim Russell that will be help you prepare psychologically for bike commuting. Bike Commuting: Tales of Joy and Fear.