Just get out there and ride! Don't need lycra or special shoes. A helmet is optional...your choice.
I am just a guy with a love of the bicycle and a firm believer it is a viable form of transportation. The bicycle is an amazing invention. It allows a small human to transport a large load over long distances easily. It is THE MOST ENERGY EFFICIENT FORM OF TRANSPORTATION...PERIOD!!!
First time I saw this sign I did a double take. It is on a 5 lane road about as close to the middle of nowhere you can get along the eastern seaboard. Anybody want to hazard a guess? Solution will be posted later. ;-)