How do you get to work? Today is national Bike to Work Day and cyclists and two-wheeled commuters across the country have taken to their bikes for today's commute. Begun in 1956 as Bike Month -- an industry event meant to promote bike sales -- Bike Week and Bike to Work Day now mean much more.

HuffPost blogger and Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune suggests that if more Americans biked to work, the country could save a lot of gas, and money. Noting that 40 percent of car trips are under two miles, Brune argues that "if every American driver made just one of those trips each week on a bicycle instead of a car, we would collectively save nearly 2 billion gallons of gas in a year."

The percentage of Americans that regularly bike to work may not be large, but the number is growing. According to a 2010 survey from the League of American bicyclists, "more than half of one percent of American workers use a bicycle as their primary mode of transportation to work." They note that the number rose by "nearly 40 percent" between 2000 and 2010. Cities like Eugene, Oregon and Fort Collins, Colorado lead the nation with over five percent of workers biking to their jobs.

If you're ready to start biking to work, check out these commuting tips from and Bicycling. Learn about some of the bike amenities that offices are providing to their employees here.

If you're unsure about cycling and Bike to Work Day resources in your area, click here for a list of Bike to Work Day events across the country. Bikely offers maps of user-submitted bike routes across the world.

Did you bike to work today? If so, send us a pic of you and your bike and check out other cyclists below.

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  • PETA's Lettuce Ladies on Bike to Work Day in Washington, D.C.

  • PETA's Lettuce Ladies on Bike to Work Day in Washington, D.C.

  • Weehoo

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">drwds</a>:<br />I great way to travel!

  • National Geographic Pit Stop, Washington, DC

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">jwc123</a>:<br />This year was the first year National Geographic hosted an official pit stop. Hundreds of bikers stopped by for free food, shoulder rubs, giveaways and raffle prizes.

  • Natracare SISTER Susie Hewson

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">natracare</a>:<br />Cycle to work or cycle for pleasure just cycle! Bristol UK

  • SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 13: A bicyclist rides her bike down Market Street on Bike to Work Day May 13, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Thousands of bicyclists are expected to participate in the 16th annual Bike to Work Day event that promotes exercise and helps reduce pollution. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

  • CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 12: A cyclist rides past a Bank of America branch on September 12, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

  • A cyclist waits for a passing vehicle to cross the intersection at Florence and Normandie in Los Angeles on April 27, 2012 in California. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages

  • Biking to work!

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">alary</a>:<br />Today is biking to work day! I love biking to work and bike most of the year.

  • Happy aloha Friday from Honolulu!

    <a href=""><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="" /></a><a href="">BluePlanetFound</a>:<br />Blue Planet Foundation staffers David and Catharine bike to work today. Thanks to The Bike Shop for sponsoring a Bike-to-Work Day event with lots of goodies for commuting cyclists!

  • Bike to Work

    When working people in Jakarta bored with daily traffic conditions where they have to spend hours and pay more for gasoline, they thought of riding their bicycles to work so they can avoid traffic jam and at the same time the save more fuel, act more green, and get more healthier. They're cycling to work though Jakarta's local authority does not provide any facilities ie bike lane, parking space, etc.

  • Perks for biking to work

    Catharine and David from Blue Planet drop in at The Bike Shop Bike to Work Day event at Thomas Square for some yummy snacks and goodies.

  • NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 17: A man rides his bike along a controversial bike lane on Prospect Park West on August 17, 2011 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. In what is being viewed as a victory for the Bloomberg administration, a judge on Tuesday dismissed an effort by Brooklyn residents to remove a bicycle lane installed by the city on Prospect Park West. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, along with his transportation commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan, has attempted to make New York more bicycle and pedestrian friendly with numerous bike and pedestrian lanes around New York City. The effort has angered some in the city who see the lanes as adding to traffic, taking up parking spaces and a danger to pedestrians. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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