Ready. Set. BIKE TO WORK DAY – May 21

Six morning locations available to grab a light bite on your way to work and get your Car Free Fridays discount voucher!

At BikePGH we’re pretty excited about this year’s Bike to Work Day. We’re seeing more organizations and people interested every year in supporting the choice to bike commute.  Now on the heels of Pittsburgh’s 28th ranking as most bike-friendly U.S. city and recognition as a bronze level bicycle-friendly community more Pittsburghers  are trying bike commuting than ever before.

When you bike commute you’d be surprised how many people notice and wonder .  .  .  . mmmmmmm, could I do that too?  It’s a fun way to do something for yourself and your community.  If you’d like to give it a try, but remain a little reluctant check in at work to see if someone wants to “bike pool” with you, and be sure to check out our Bike Commuting 101 Guide.  The guide is a great way to learn about the ins and outs of bike commuting in a fun comic-book style format.  The BikePGH Messageboard is also great place to meet fellow commuters for advice and/or finding a riding buddy.

Biker Breakfasts and Car Free Fridays registrations around town . . .

This year Bike to Work Day and the first Car Free Fridays of 2010 happens on the same day.  Visit the following stations to grab a free bite, receive a voucher for discounts from local businesses, and be entered into a raffle for a bunch of great prizes.

DOWNTOWN (Main Event): 7:30am-10:00am – At Agnes Katz Plaza Downtown on 7th St and Penn Ave, join the Bike Czar Stephen Patchan and BikePGH head honcho Scott Bricker for a biker breakfast.  A bus mounted bike rack will be on display to experience what it’s like to go MULTI-MODAL.  Ted from Ted’s Excellent Bike Repair will be available for minor repairs. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Trek Development Group will be there too, along with Commute Info in celebration of the new Bike Commuter Center.  Only five of twenty-six spots remain available at the new center.   Verde Good Bean and Whole Foods Market will be providing some food and drink.

OAKLAND: CMU – 7:30am-10:00am – If you’re in Oakland be sure to stop by Carnegie Mellon’s biker breakfast at Merson Courtyard just outside the University Center.  Eryn Hughes from Velomuse will be on hand. Eryn’s organization is working to create more bicycling events and activities focused on youth and women. Chris Beech from Thick Bikes will be there to offer minor bike repairs and answer some questions as well.

PITT – 8:00am-10:00am – The University of Pittsburgh and OTMA will host a Bike Appreciation event at Posvar Patio between Hillman Library and Posvar Hall, including free bike inspections and a breakfast.

SOUTH SIDE: 7:30am-10:00am – Be sure to swing by the Southside Works to grab a quick biker breakfast at REI.

EAST LIBERTY: 7:30am-10:00am – Whole Foods Market will host their annual bike commuter welcome station.  Trek of Pittsburgh will be on hand to provide their bicycle expertise.

MOUNT LEBANON: 7:30am-10:00am – In conjunction with Car Free Fridays, the municipality of Mount Lebanon will be hosting a biker breakfast courtesy of the East End Food Coop and Aldo Coffee at the clock on Washington Road in front of the steps to the Mount Lebanon T platform.

A surprise guest has also tentatively agreed to join us at Agnes Katz Plaza downtown, but his identity will remain anonymous until Friday.  We hope to see you there!

Bike to Work Day is a signature event of Great Outdoors Week. Check out all the great events going on!

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