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Iowa commuters urged to ride bicycles to work

IOWA (AP)-- If you notice more bicycles on Iowa roads this week, there's a good reason.

Monday marks the beginning of Bike to Work Week. May is Bike Month in Iowa.

Commuters are encouraged to ride their bikes to work this week, even if it's just for part of the way.

In Cedar Rapids, the rapid transit division is offering free rides to bicyclists this week. Bikers can load their bikes onto the rack on the front of buses. Each bus can hold two bikes.

Last year, 2,400 people registered for Bike to Work Week.

Organizers say Bike Month is intended to get people to try riding their bikes for transportation and to promote a "healthy alternative to driving a car."

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