Text: H.Con.Res.145 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Referred in Senate (07/26/2006)

[Congressional Bills 109th Congress]
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[H. Con. Res. 145 Referred in Senate (RFS)]

  2d Session
H. CON. RES. 145



                             July 26, 2006

   Received and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 


                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

 Expressing the sense of Congress in support of a national bike month 
and in appreciation of cyclists and others for promoting bicycle safety 
                      and the benefits of cycling.

Whereas there are over 57 million adult cyclists in the United States;
Whereas it is estimated that 100 million United States citizens of all ages 
        cycle each year;
Whereas 5 million United States citizens commute by bicycle to work;
Whereas the bicycle industry generates more than $5 billion dollars a year and 
        is an important part of the economy of the United States;
Whereas recreational cycling is a safe, low-impact, aerobic activity for all 
Whereas when an individual cycles as a form of regular exercise, the health of 
        the individual may be increased;
Whereas a national bike month would provide an opportunity to educate United 
        States citizens about the importance of bicycle safety and the health 
        benefits of cycling;
Whereas most communities in the United States officially recognize May 20th as 
        Bike to Work Day; and
Whereas the month of May has officially been celebrated as National Bike Month 
        by the League of American Bicyclists and the majority of the 
        international cycling community since 1956: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That it is the sense of Congress that--
            (1) United States citizens should observe a national bike 
        month to educate citizens of the United States about the 
        importance of bicycle safety and the health, transportation, 
        recreational, and environmental benefits derived from cycling;
            (2) health and transportation professionals and 
        organizations should promote bicycle safety and the benefits of 
        cycling; and
            (3) United States citizens should salute the more than 57 
        million cyclists in the United States and the national and 
        community organizations, individuals, volunteers, and 
        professionals associated with cycling for promoting bicycle 
        safety and the benefits of cycling.

            Passed the House of Representatives July 25, 2006.


                                                 KAREN L. HAAS,