Bike, Walk and Wheel Week
But some Columbians have already incorporated this idea into their every day routine.
Glen Cameron loves to ride his bike to work on the mkt trail, and Columbia's bike, walk and wheel week doesn't change what he's been doing every day for 32 years.
"No matter what the weather is, even in the winter, it's often times, you know, one of the highlights of the day just to get out and ride," Cameron said.
Steve Spellman feels the same way.
"If nothing else goes right today, at least i'll get to ride my bike," Spellman said.
Spellman has been riding to work for the past seven years. He keeps his bike and clothes at work. For those who don't bike on a daily basis this week gives others a chance to try it out.
"Saving money, a bike for a few hundred bucks sure beats a car payment or two," Spellman said.
For Cameron, it's not saving money. It's the relaxation he enjoys. Both men agree columbia is better for bikers than most cities.
"Rider-friendly on the trails and on the streets both," Cameron said.
And neither of them anticipate giving up biking to work anytime soon.
"I wouldn't want to go back to driving everyday," Spellman said.
Bike, walk, and wheel week aims to show the city why Cameron and Spellman keep on riding.
For a full list of events, follow the links on this page to the full schedule.