An article in the Digital Journal notes Bike Walk Connecticut's bike to work campaign:
"Commuter bike manufacturer Linus Bike commented on the recent Bike to Work program in Hartford, Connecticut. Reflecting a trend in urban areas, Hartford, Connecticut is doing its part to promote the idea of using a commuter bike to get to work. In an effort to build some interest in the idea, Bike Walk Connecticut and CTTransit have teamed up to sponsor a breakfast where bicycle commuters can learn about safety rules and connect with others in the community of existing bicycle commuters.
According to an article published on their website, Bike Walk Connecticut is, 'dedicated to making bicycling and walking safe, feasible and attractive for a healthier, cleaner Connecticut.' "
Read the full story at : http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/812922#ixzz21pzEaVY2
Hartford, CT – Bike Walk Connecticut and CTTRANSIT invite commuters to try a new way to get to work – riding a bike. Bike commuting reduces vehicle traffic, avoids pollution, saves gas and is the healthy way to travel! For those with long commutes, CTTRANSIT offers bike racks on the front of all its buses – a commuter can bike to the bus, ride to a stop near their work location and then bike to work.
To support bike commuting, Bike Walk Connecticut and CTTRANSIT will host a breakfast social for bicycle commuters on July 20, from 6:30 am to 9 am, at the Old State House in downtown Hartford. The bike to work breakfast is an opportunity for new bike commuters to learn tips from the experienced and for all to enjoy the camaraderie. CTTRANSIT will have a bus at the breakfast so that cyclists can practice putting a bicycle onto the bus rack.
According to CT Department of Transportation Commissioner Jim Redeker, “Bicycling is an increasingly important mode of transportation in Connecticut. It’s an option that more and more of us are considering. It’s ‘green,’ healthy and smart – not to mention fun.”
Join us in Hartford for a Bike to Work Breakfast
When: Friday, July 20, 6:30AM-9:00AM
Location: Old State House, downtown Hartford
Biking to work is easier than many people think. These tips can help novice bike commuters:
East Hartford, CT (July 19th, 2012) – Bike Walk Connecticut, Pratt & Whitney, Goodwin College, and Healthy East Hartford are taking the lead to encourage bike commuting. They will be joined by co-sponsors Healthy Gears, American Eagle Federal Credit Union, and Bicycles East to bring you a breakfast social for bicycle commuters on Thursday, July 19th. Bike commuting reduces vehicle traffic, avoids pollution, saves gas and is the healthy way to travel! According to CT Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Dan Esty, “Cycling is a healthy, cheap, and environmentally friendly alternative to driving to work. Any day that begins with a bike ride is a good day!”
Join us in East Hartford for a Bike to Work Breakfast
When: Thursday, July 19th, 6:30AM-9:00AM
Location: 351 Main Street, East Hartford, CT
(across the street from Pratt & Whitney)
East Hartford Mayor Marcia Leclerc will be speaking at the event at 7:45AM. Mayor Leclerc says, “I am pleased to join Bike Walk Connecticut and all the sponsors and riders in the East Hartford Bike to Work Day. This event serves to encourage more people to commute by bicycle and to promote a healthier lifestyle. The mission of Healthy East Hartford is to reduce childhood obesity and there is no better example to our children than to see adults who participate in an active lifestyle.”
Tips for those planning to give biking to work a try:
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