Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Inter-Agency Bike Ride, Friday May 21

2009 Interagency Ride Group Photo
When
Friday, May 21st is National Bike to Work Day. It is also time for the 4th Annual Interagency Bike Ride. As part of the Thurston County Bicycle Commuter Contest you are cordially invited to participate! This ride is organized by Washington State Department of Transportation and the Department of Revenue.

How
Want to join other agency staff for a fun and supportive bike ride? It’s easy. Just ride your bike to one of these start locations on Friday, May 21st:

1. Parking lot on the north side of the G. A. building at Union & Columbia, Olympia: 11:30;
2. Revenue Dept. at 6500 Linderson Way, Tumwater, at 11:45; OR
3. The Capital Plaza Building parking lot at the corner of Eastside and Union at 11:25; OR
4. Ride directly to Tumwater Historical Park, arriving at noon…but it would be a lot more fun to ride with the group.

The Capitol Plaza riders will converge with the Capitol Campus riders at the parking lot behind GA and ride together to the Tumwater Historical Park. Once at the park, you are invited to pick up a local or state bike map; enter to win a cool drawing prize; and listen to speakers talking about the benefits of cycling!

Benefits
Cyclists continue to be leaders for improving commuting habits, traffic laws, and energy conservation. I encourage you join me on a lunchtime ride to help raise awareness of alternative modes of transportation that can reduce traffic, save money, and improve your health!

Brown Bag It
This will be a brown bag event if you would like to bring your lunch.

Contact For More Information
For more information and promotional posters, contact Mark Longrie at 360-570-3223
or marklo"at"dor.wa.gov

See you on the ride May 21st!