It’s finally Bike to Work Week, and if you haven’t registered, it’s not too late to do so. Our team at SRTC is known as the ‘Cranky Bureaucrats’ and we have big plans to rack up miles. So bring it on other transportation teams, challenge us. Not the ‘Hauling Asphalt’ team from WSDOT though; you guys are hardcore. In a good way, of course.

Here’s an article from today’s Spokesman-Review about the different kind of riders that Bike To Work Week brings out of the wood work and here’s an interview with John Speare,a well-known local bicycling advocate.

And here’s what’s coming up this week for Bike to Work Week:

– May 19 – Walk & Roll to School Day: participating Spokane Public Schools (we encourage kids/parents at all Spokane County schools to choose active transportation, though!)

– May 19, 6:30-8:30 a.m. – Energizer Stations: locations countywide listed and mapped on the Web site (some sites still being added). Businesses and organizations sponsor a site and offer beverages and small snacks to fuel you on your ride.

– May 19, 7 p.m. – Ride of Silence: Spokane participates in this international silent procession to mourn those who have been killed and to raise awareness of cyclists on the road. Riders will meet by the “ghost bike” at Sprague and Division and ride in silence through downtown at 12mph wearing black arm bands (supplied).

– May 21 – Wrap-up Party at Steam Plant Grill, 4:30-6:30pm. Registered participants only–must RSVP.

– June 12 – Four-week Commute Challenge ends. Make sure you’ve logged your biking!

For more information on any of these activities, or to register for Bike To Work Week go to the BTW website.

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