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Bike Month-j70e_ujBr0m6d1ejEXm4ckIt doesn’t matter how old you are — when you jump on a bike, it’s like you’re a kid all over again. Riding a bike gives you that wind-in-your face rush of freedom. How awesome! Every May we pay homage to the invention that changed it all.

In honor of National Bike Month, do something special for your mighty steed like giving it a good washing. The people at Schwinn say that a clean bike is a happy bike. It only takes a few minutes to scrub your bike clean and re-lube the chain. Click here for some bike maintenance 101.

Bike to Work Week — running from  May 13 through 17 — is the perfect time to experience what so many people already know: Biking to work is fun, cheaper and healthier! According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, the share of Americans commuting by bike has grown by 47% since 2000.

Chances are you will become a regular in the bike lane during your daily commute. According to a study by the San Diego Association of Governments, one out of five people who participated in their Bike to Work Day promotion as first-time commuters became regular bike commuters.

Before heading out, brush up on your bike riding etiquette!