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County manager encourages community to bike to work on Friday

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WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE

Pedaling her way to work this week, county manager Katy Simon is hoping to encourage others to do the same this Friday for a fantastic closing day of Bike to Work Week 2012. Simon, along with members of the Washoe County Green Team, took advantage of the beautiful Northern Nevada weather this week to commute to work.

Simon says, “I had a great ride into work this morning, and even found a new path to get to the County Administrative Building from my house. I would love to see as many county employees and citizens take the Commuter Challenge and bike to work this Friday, not only to reduce pollution and car use, but to get some exercise and feel good.”

Bill Whitney, acting director of community development and the head of the Washoe County Green Team, says, “It was fun riding to work this morning with Katy. The weather couldn’t have been better and what a great way to start the day. Bike to Work Week reminds me how impressed I am with my fellow employees who commute to work year round; they are “for real.”

Go to www.BikeNevada.org, where you can register individually to find a list of coffee shops offering free coffee to riders and enter a raffle to win $500 to spend at a participating bike shop or a $50 voucher for bike commuter merchandise. County employees who work at the administrative complex (9th and Wells) are encouraged to use the outside bike boxes to secure their bike or use the underground garage bike rack. BYOL (bring your own lock).

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