Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 15

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Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 15

Posted: 05/12/2015
Bike to Work Day May 15 is National Bike to Work Day, and local bike commuters are invited to participate by stopping by Market Square on their way to work. Free coffee and biscuits will be available to participants between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. The annual Best Dressed Commuters Awards will be presented at 8 a.m.

Bike to Work Day is a way for people who have considered biking to work, whether to save money or to improve their health, to try it out. Bike convoys leave from north, south, east and west locations and travel to Market Square. See http://www.ibikeknx.com/biketoworkday for a list of meeting locations.

“It’s fine if you drive to the convoy meeting location and then bike in with the group,” says Kelley Segars, Principal Planner with the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization. “You’re still saving money on gas and making physical activity part of your daily routine.”

Downtown not your destination? Not a morning person? Have no fear: There are other ways to get a “thank you for biking” on Bike to Work Day. Many local businesses are offering a free cup of coffee or other items all day on May 15 to people who biked to work.

Trio Café will be providing coffee for the commuter breakfast, and Pete’s Coffee Shop is offering discounts on biscuits. For more details, see http://www.ibikeknx.com/biketoworkday.