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Washoe County Commissioner and District Health Board Member Kitty Jung will ride her bike to work tomorrow with members of the Truckee Meadows Alliance and Washoe Green Team in recognition of Bike to Work Week. Commissioner Jung and those members participating are expected to arrive at the Washoe County Administrative Complex at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, May 18th.
“Bike to Work Week is a great way for the community to see how easy it is ride a bike to work or on short errands and leave the car at home,” states Washoe County Commissioner Kitty Jung. “Not only are you getting great exercise, but you’re reducing your carbon footprint at the same time.” The group encourages everyone to ride a bike to work or school or just try cycling for fun, fitness or transportation during Bike to Work Week.
The bikers will ride up to the underground garage located on the south side of the Washoe County Administrative Complex, Bldg. A (facing 9th Street) near the bus stop. They will ride their bikes into the garage and park their bikes at the new two-level bike rack which was purchased with award and grant funds received by the Washoe Green Team. The bike rack is also adjacent to the bike commuter changing room and shower also funded by the award and grant funds.
Supporters of this year’s Truckee Meadows Alliance Bike to Work Week event include the Washoe County Health District, RTC SMART TRIPS, the NV Dept. of Public Safety – Office of Traffic Safety, Safe Kids Washoe County, Nevada Department of Transportation, UNR – School of Community Health Sciences, Nevada Bike Coalition, and Tour de Nez. For tips on learning to ride safely visit www.BikeNevada.org or search Facebook under Northern Nevada Bike to Work and School Week.
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