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Bike to Work Week rides again — May 11-17

By ThisIsReno

wasabi-02Each spring the Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance plans Bike to Work Week to promote cycling in the Truckee Meadows. This year the event is May 11-17. Participants are encouraged to register online for free at www.bikenevada.org and ride their bikes to work and school during the week. Businesses can also register in the Commuter Challenge, a friendly competition to promote health, morale and green living among employees. Workplaces with the highest percentage of employee participation in their size category will win bragging rights for the year, receive a commemorative keepsake and be recognized on the website and in post-event media.

The kick-off event for Bike to Work week will be on Sunday, May 12 at the Aces Ballpark for the Bike to the Ball Park day. The Reno Aces will be playing the Iowa Cubs. Anyone who rides bikes to the game will receive a discount ticket and the Reno Bike Project will be valeting bikes for free.

The finale event for the week is the Reno Bike Project’s Pancake Feed on Friday May 17 from 6am-10am. Folks can cycle to the shop at 541 E. 4th Street and eat free bacon, pancakes and enjoy free coffee.

About the Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance

Founded in 2005, Bike to Work, School and Fun Week is organized by the Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance, a group of dedicated organizations and individuals who are interested in promoting safe bicycle commuting. Bike to Work Week 2012 is brought to you by: Get Healthy Washoe, Nevada Bicycle Coalition, RTC Smart Trips, Safe Routes to School, Reno Bike Project, UNR Environmental Health and Safety, Nevada Department of Transportation, UNR School of Community Health Sciences and Safe Kids Washoe County.

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