National Bike Month began yesterday. It's an annual push by the League of American Bicyclists to celebrate and promote all things bicycling, and it's probably best known for Bike to Work Week, which culminates this year on Bike to Work Day (May 14). I love this event because for a few short days there's an appreciable spike in bike traffic on the roads and motorists are generally more courteous to cyclists. There are festivals and seminars and Critical Mass Rides all over the country, and for a brief moment the world seems like it's moving in the right direction. I mean honestly, does anyone really enjoy sitting in a car in traffic?