Monday, April 5, 2010

Bike to Work Day May 21!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 31, 2010

Bike to Work Day is May 21
Kick-Off Event April 29

Snohomish County, Wash. - Converting car trips to bike trips is an easy
way to get healthy while getting somewhere at the same time. Burn
calories instead of fuel as Snohomish County celebrates National Bike to
Work Day on Friday, May 21

Event organizers encourage creative commutes that combine biking and
buses, biking to your carpool or vanpool instead of driving, or driving
part way to work and biking the rest.

Last year, more than 900 people stopped by Bike to Work Day
“celebration stations” in Snohomish County and Bothell. This
year, organizers hope to provide refreshments, free bike safety checks
and goodies to 1,000 people on bicycles.

Bike to Work Day Celebration Stations will be open the morning of
Friday, May 21 at: Edmonds Train Station, Lynnwood Transit Center,
University of Washington Bothell, Everett Station, Boeing Everett,
Marysville’s Comeford Park and McCollum Park in Mill Creek.

Bike to Work Day is the kickoff for the Snohomish County Bike Commute
Challenge. The challenge is to organize a team of co-workers or friends
who will continue biking to work at least once a week for a month.

To learn more about Community Transit Bike to Work events, stop by the
Bike to Work Kick-Off between 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 29 at the
Everett Public Schools’ Longfellow Building Annex located on 3715
Oakes Avenue, Everett or visit www.communitytransit.org/biketowork.

Local Bike to Work events are coordinated by Community Transit with
support from Everett Transit, Boeing, Clif Bar, B.I.K.E.S. Club of
Snohomish County, Harvy’s Bike Shop, Seattle Children’s Hospital
and many other community sponsors.

Did you know?
It takes about 30 minutes to bike five miles at an easy pace. That
burns about 300 calories - and gets you your daily exercise while
getting somewhere at the same time.

2009 Bike Commute Challenge Stats
145 Teams
817 Participants
564 Completed the Challenge
14,433 Total Trips
113,820 Total miles
30% New Participants

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