Join SPR for Bike to Work Week 2014
Riding a bicycle can be a fun way to get to and from work while increasing physical activity, reducing traffic congestion, helping the environment, and even saving money. While the yearly cost of owning and operating a vehicle is over $9,000, or 18 percent of the average household's income, owning and maintaining a bicycle can cost as little as $120 per year.
With more people thinking about the pollution and environmental degradation resulting from automobile transportations as well as a national push to reverse the obesity trend in the United States, bicycle commuting is becoming more popular.
Join the SPR Bike to Work Team as we ditch our four-wheeled vehicles for the week of May 13-19 to get to our jobs at the station by two-wheeled transit. This year, the station will be an official Bike to Work Energizer Station on Wednesday, May 15, so stop by on your morning commute to refuel with Cravens Coffee, snacks, and a chance to win a prize or two.
Spokane Public Radio is an official supporter of Spokane's Bike to Work Week, and healthy living, in general. Visit the Spokane Bikes's website for more information about taking May's Commuter Challenge, Bike to Work Week events, and resources about how to incorporate cycling into a new and improved lifestyle.
Bike to Work Week Events
Monday, May 12, 7am - Riverfront Park
Swing by on your ride to work for pancakes and coffee while you listen to live music by Madeline McNeil and mingle. Who knows — you might even find a riding buddy for the week. RSVP by going to www.SpokaneBikes.net.
Log the miles you ride during the week to win prizes! Form a team or ride solo. Register at www.mycommute.org.
Commute of the Century
Spokane City is hosting a supported series of “extended lunch hour” rides covering most of the existing bike lanes and paths in Spokane. Find more info here: spokanebikes.net/commute-of-the-century/
Wednesday May 14, 7am - various locations
Local supporters and businesses sponsor Energizer Stations throughout the week, concentrated on Wednesday, providing snacks, coffee and other goodies to bicyclists during morning commute hours.
Wednesday, May 14, 6pm - Riverfront Park Start
National Ride of Silence
All across the country, cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways.
Friday, May 16, 5:30pm - River City Brewing
Celebrate a job well done with refreshments, snacks and giveaways, and hear final updates on the Commute Challenge.
Bike Month Resources
League of American Cyclists - National Bike Month