Bicycles took over the Burgh for the Bike to Work Day Morning Commute!
It was a beautiful, sunny Pittsburgh morning on Friday, May 18th and bicycles were everywhere as people took National Bike to Work Day to heart and left their cars at home. We were blown away by the level of participation. Last year about 250 people attended our Bike to Work Day celebration, so we prepared for twice that and made 500 Swag Bags to be given out at the fourteen Hydration Stations. All of the Hydration Stations set up in neighborhoods throughout the city were inundated with bicycle commuters and almost every single one of them ran out of bags (and early)! Next year we promise to make lots more.
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl met up with a crew of fellow riders on the Northside to mark the first time a Mayor has biked to work on Bike to Work Day in Pittsburgh. At the City-County Building Portico, Mayor Luke, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, and BikePGH’s Scott Bricker addressed the gathered crowd.
A big thanks to all of our sponsors and partners who pitched in to make Bike to Work Day a big success: ALCO Parking, Fiks Reflective, Colin Burch, Whole Foods Market, the East End Food Coop, ACTA, NuGo, the Port Authority, Dirt Rag, vitaminwater, and Mullen among many others really helped take this Bike to Work Day to the next level. The Swag Bag was a big hit and it could not have happened without the support of the businesses and organizations that stepped up this year. We also need to mention that we had over a dozen volunteers putting in the equivalent of two full-time staff people for Bike to Work Week. We couldn’t have done any of this without you!
If you haven’t had a chance it’s a great time to sign up or renew your membership to help keep programming like Bike to Work Day and Car Free Fridays coming back year after year. You can easily do it here! _________________________________________________________________
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