Monday, May 24, 2010

Bike To Work and School Day Activities a Success!

Photo by Jim Colt, WSDOT

Interagency Bike Ride

Members of the Intercity Transit BCC team "Crank IT" participated in the Interagency Bike Ride during the noon hour, and were rewarded with not only goodies from the Bicycle Alliance and Maple-Bacon donuts from Twisters Donuts, but a break in the weather, as the afternoon shaped up into a pretty nice day. Nearly 60 riders turned out for the ride altogether, despite the threatening weather at the outset.

Bike to School Day

The late May cold, wind, and rain did not stop students, parents, and teachers from making a good show at Pioneer Elementary School in Olympia on National Bike to School Day. 108 Pioneer students (30 percent of the student body) rode their bikes to school. Countless other students walked or rode their scooters. The bike racks are filled beyond their holding capacity. Parent volunteers Stacey Brewster and Denise Pantelis distributed green bicycle lapel pins, provided by Intercity Transit, to students who rode their bikes to school.

Bike To Work Day

Around 150 dedicated bike commuters stopped at the City of Olympia's Bike Stations between 7 and 9 am on Friday, many of them participants in the Bicycle Commuter Contest. BCC participants received as thank-you gifts: 15 Planet Bike light sets, 60 Planet Bike rear flashing lights, and many reflective leg bands from Jandd Mountaineering. The City had muffins, bananas, Clif Bars and their own reflective leg bands, plus coupons for local bike shops.