LA CROSSE, Wis. -

This week, you're encouraged to trade in your car keys for a helmet. It's the annual Bike to Work Week.

The Driftless Region Bicycle Coalition says it's as simple as it sounds. Take the week and try riding your bike to work.

That's something a group who works at Gundersen's Onalaska Clinic took to heart last year, and encourages everyone to try. "It just makes you feel good, it relieves stress, it's good exercise, you're saving on the environment, you're saving on gas, and it's just amazing. I think if I can do it, anyone can," said Gundersen R.N. Sue McFadden.

This is the seventh year for bike to work week in our area.