So, try to keep your car/scooter/hog in park tomorrow, resist the bus (or combine it with a bike commute), get off your feet and let your wheels advocate for alternative transportation!
From 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, May 21, to celebrate Bike Month in May, Puget Sound residents are invited to join the 12,000+-strong Cascade Bicycle Club at this year’s Bike to Work Day sponsored by F5. (Seattle-based F5 is “the global leader in Application Delivery Networking and a network appliances company that assists information technology organizations in adapting and realigning with changing business demands within the IT infrastructure.”)
The F5 Bike to Work Day Rally will kick off at 7:30 a.m. outside Seattle City Hall. Speakers will do their spiels, but while they do their thing, you can enjoy music, free water bottles and maps. In 2009, Bike to Work Day rallied nearly 20,000 bike commuters.
Bicycle commuters can stop by one of 44 designated commute stations located throughout King, Snohomish and Kitsap counties for commuting information, snacks, Cascade Bicycle Club materials and swag. Participants may enter the F5 Bike to Work Day drawing to win prizes, including a bicycle and bike gear. They can also have their bikes spot-checked by the bike shop station sponsors.
Founded in 1970, Cascade Bicycle Club is a 12,000+ member, nonprofit organization based in Seattle, Washington, serving more than half a million cyclists in the Puget Sound community. The club is operated by a volunteer Board of Directors, 22 professional staff, and thousands of volunteers. More information about Cascade Bicycle Club’s advocacy, commute and education programs is available online or by calling (206) 522-3222.