Friday's bicycle to work rally at Andrews Park drew several dozen cyclists but there were just as many and more who needed to get to work. We saw several cylists who looked like they had destinations in mind after the rally.

The national bicycle to work day calls attention to cycling as a form of commuter transportation. We know it's not for everyone. Several westside residents said they feared crossing the interstate on Main Street or Lindsey Avenue.

Those 35,000 folks who leave Norman for work and school each day would find the interstate less than bike friendly. But for those who can get to work or school on two wheels, it's an economical, healthy mode of travel.

Mayor Harold Haralson, a physician, addressing the park rally Friday morning, said bicycling is also a great form of cardio-vascular exercise. It's the ultimate multi-tasking: commuting and exercising.

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