Can we make this the biggest year ever for Spokane Bike to Work? See the press release below:
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Bike to Work Week: May 16-22
Spokane, WA – Registration for Bike To Work Week 2010 is now open. This popular
annual bike commuting celebration is packed with events and will take place May 16-22, 2010.
Last year’s participants can update their records by signing in on the home page,
www.biketoworkspokane.org. New registrants will create a record at http://bit.ly/BTWS2010.
Last year over 1,400 people participated in Bike To Work Week. The goal for 2010
is 1,700 registered riders.
“It’s really important that you register! We want to have good data showing the importance
of biking as part of our transportation system and we need you to stand up and be
counted,” said Barb Chamberlain, co-chair of the Bike To Work Organizing Committee.
Bike To Work Week is about more than just riding your bike to work, the following
is an overview of the week’s events:
May 16 – Education Fair at River Park Square. Bike Corral on Main Avenue. Commute
May 17 – Pancake Breakfast in Riverfront Park, 7-9am
May 19 – Walk & Roll to School Day: participating Spokane Public Schools
Various days that week – Energizer Stations: locations countywide TBD will be announced
on the Web site. Businesses and organizations sponsor a site and offer beverages
and small snacks to fuel you on your ride during specified hours.
May 21 – Wrap-up Party at Steam Plant Grill, 4:30-6:30pm. Registered participants
June 12 – Four-week Commute Challenge ends. Make sure you’ve logged your biking!
June 30 (tentative–date/location still being confirmed) – Conclusion of four-week
Commute Challenge; picnic and results announced
Bike commuting provides benefits to commuters, employers and the community as a whole.
Commuters can be healthier, save on transportation expenses and enjoy the trip to
and from work. Employers benefit by having healthier, happier employees and lower
health care costs. And, the community benefits from less vehicle traffic, less pollution
and a healthier population.
Bike To Work Week is supported by the following sponsors:
Gold Wheel: REI, Spokane Public Radio
Silver Spoke:OutThere Monthly, Steam Plant Grill/Coeur d’Alene Brewing Company, Mountain
Bronze Gear: Alt 29 Design, North Division Bicycle Shop, Silver Collector Auctions,
Pedal Partners: Emde Sports, Interlink Advantage, Liz Rognes, Moss Adams, Roast House,
Spokane Regional Transportation Council, WSU Spokane
Bike to Work Spokane is organized by a volunteer committee as a project of the SpokeFest
Association, a 501c3 non-profit organization.
For More information: Barb Chamberlain: 509-869-2949