For those who spend several hours of each day on their bikes riding to and from work the idea of National Bike To Work Day (Friday, May 18, 2012) must seem kind of funny.
Yes, those who ride probably laugh a little with superior mustachioed smirks, at the quaintness of a day set aside when people who usually pilot their monstrous SUVs to work slum it out in the bike lane. But we’re guessing they also smile because they’re happy that “official days” like this get more people thinking about riding their bikes to work every day. And that’s good.
If you need a little encouragement the iCommuteSD website is offering up prizes for people who ride their bikes to work.
Those who register for Bike to Work Day will be automatically entered to win one of many great prizes, including the grand prize — a new bicycle! In addition, every time you bike to work in May, and log your trip in TripTracker at 511sd.com/iCommute, you will be entered for chances to win additional prizes. Register for Bike to Work Day to be automatically eligible for these weekly prize drawings in May. Weekly prizes include San Diego Zoo and Safari Park passes, spa gift certificates, free Car2Go memberships, transit passes, and much more.
Not only that, but if you bike to work on Friday, may 18, 2012 the City of Carlsbadistan is going to help you out with two “pit stops” that will provide free T-shirts, snacks, beverages and giveaways while supplies last. One pit-stop will be on the west side of Carlsbad Boulevard at Pine Avenue and the other at Zone 5 Park on Faraday Avenue and Camino Hills Drive.
For more info on Carlsbadistan’s Bike to Work Day follow the jump.City hosts “pit stops” for Bike to Work Day May 18
Cyclists participating in Bike to Work Day Friday, May 18, can stop at two “pit stop” locations as they pass through the City of Carlsbad, one way the city is encouraging participation in the region wide event.
The City of Carlsbad will host two pit stops from 6 to 9:30 a.m. One will be on the west side of Carlsbad Boulevard at Pine Avenue and the other at Zone 5 Park on Faraday Avenue and Camino Hills Drive.
While supplies last, cyclists will receive free T-shirts, snacks, beverages and giveaways. Bike to Work Day, organized regionally by SANDAG, promotes bicycling as a healthy, economical and environmentally friendly commute choice.
“Bike to Work Day fits right in with the community’s vision of promoting biking and walking throughout the city,” said Mick Calarco, recreation services manager for the City of Carlsbad. “We encourage biking – whether to work, school or just for fun – as a great way to stay healthy and enjoy the city from a different perspective.”
Bike to Work Day is presented by the San Diego County Credit Union, and the Corporate Challenge is sponsored by Tri-City Wellness Center. Other sponsors include eLiveLife.com, the San Diego Zoo, REI, Clif Bar and State Farm. Bike to Work Month is made possible, in part, by funding from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, through the County of San Diego.
For more pit stop locations or to learn more about Bike to Work Day, call 511 and say “iCommute” or visit www.icommutesd.com.