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Bike to Work Week encourages cycling in the Truckee Meadows



wasabi-02Each year the Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance (TMBA) plans Bike to Work Week to spread awareness about the benefits of bicycles. This year Bike to Work Week is on May 11-17 and features a number of events throughout the community. People can participate by registering for free at www.bikenevada.org and log how many miles they commute by bike during the week.

The first event of the week is the Bike to the Ballpark Day on May 12 at the Aces Stadium where people who ride their bikes to the game will get a discount on tickets. The annual Reno Bike Project (RBP) Pancake Feed is on Friday May 17 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Reno Bike Project on 541 E. 4th Street. Volunteers at RBP will be serving pancakes, coffee and bacon to folks who ride their bikes to this event.

The goal of Bike to Work Week is to spread awareness about cycling and energize the community to use bicycles as an alternative mode of transportation to work and school. Through the Commuter Challenge TMBA organizes a citywide competition that encourages folks to register online and log their miles ridden to work. Local coffee shops also participate by giving away free coffee to folks who ride their bikes during that week.

About the Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance
The Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance is a group of dedicated organizations and individuals who are interested in promoting safe bicycle commuting including the Reno Bike Project, Nevada Bicycle Coalition, RTC Smart Trips, Get Healthy Washoe County, AQMD, Safe Routes to School, UNR Environmental Health and Safety, Nevada Bicycle Advisory Board, Campus Cycling Coalition, Nevada Department of Transportation, UNR School of Community Health Sciences and Safe Kids Washoe County. For more information visit www.bikenevada.org.

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