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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Winter Bike To Work Day?

12/06/11 #235

Arrgghhhhh. I did not ride today. I planned to ride after I had lunch with some friends, and in fact I brought my bike along. The company was good and the time passed by and it was 3pm with sunset at 4:53 and launching into drizzly darkness just challenges my assumptions.

I discovered a new concept on the Google the Internet: Winter Bike To Work Day. How cool an idea is that?

December 14, 2011 is Ft. Collins Winter Bike to Work Day.
January 18, 2011 is Boulder Winter Bike to Work Day
March 3rd is the date for Madison, WI WInter B2WD

Chicago has done Winter B2WD on Jan.20th, no easily found info on this winter's upcoming date, but here's a photo from 2010 Winter B2WD--

I hope we can have a Winter Bike To Work Day in Pittsburgh. It delivers a few benefits:
  • Public awareness and media coverage of bicycling
  • expanding awareness of bicycling and commuting into winter months
  • motivation and celebration of bicyclists
  • Chanting We're Here, We Steer, Get Used to It! (needs a little work)

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