Winter Bike to Work Day, Feb 14th

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Ahlir
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pbeaves
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umm, isn’t that everyday between dec 1 & feb 28th?


Ahlir
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Well, technically, 21 december to 20 march…

But, hey, we seem to have celebratory days for all sorts of stuff. On the whole I think it’s a healthy sign, for now.


Mr. Destructicity
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You know, if the goal is to get casual folks cycling to work more often, holding your event on Valentine’s Day seems like a really bad idea…


stefb
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Valentine’s day is a Hallmark holiday.


Ahlir
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In a conversation earlier today I ended up trying (and probably failing) to explain the differences between Martin Luther King Jr Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Labor Day (national? , civic? , semi-religious feast?, …) The word “holiday” is clearly overloaded. And then there’s “Hallmark”.


Mr. Destructicity
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At least Valentine’s Day has some actual history behind it, as opposed to totally manufactured holidays like (ugh) Sweetest Day.

But the point remains – it still seems weird to hold the event on a day when causal riders are likely to have plans that might make a bike commute problematic.


Eric Lundgren
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I think it’s funny that I am generally least likely to ride my bike to work on “bike to work days”, which are always on Fridays.


reddan
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Historically, I’ve treated official “bike to work days” as an excuse to take a day off and enjoy a bike-instead-of-work day.


jonawebb
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@reddan++ Seems fair. Cyclists who ride every day get bike to work days off.


edmonds59
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Thanks for reminding me about valentines day. I despise it.
I hope people ride.


JaySherman5000
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tetris_draftsman wrote:I think it’s funny that I am generally least likely to ride my bike to work on “bike to work days”, which are always on Fridays.

this. every. damn. time.


Pierce
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My problem is that I usually don’t work until later in the day, after bike to work stuff has already ended


helen s
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My usual work week is Sunday through Thursday, so I get to just ride around to different stations on bike to Work days. If one does not work until later, one could do the same.


StuInMcCandless
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Oh, this is gonna be troublesome. The wife has something planned for after work, and I can just see either her fighting traffic in town to pick up me and a bike, or me trying to leave early to bike home in time to shower and change for whatever-it-is.

I’d’ve been happier with a Thursday.


kitaira
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I took the day off and hope to be riding in the woods dressed in tremendous amounts of pink.


Ahlir
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riding in the woods dressed in tremendous amounts of pink.

I’m pretty sure it’s not (yet) flamingo season in PA, but be careful out there…

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