For Immediate Release
Hartford, CT (May 14, 2012) – Bike to Work Day is May 18, and Bike Walk CT invites bicyclists to take part in events in Hartford or West Hartford. The weather looks good for Friday, but Bike to Work events will be held rain or shine.
Bike commuting novices and veterans alike are invited to join Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, Dan Esty, at the West Hartford and Hartford events. For the second year in a row, Commissioner Esty is doing the 35-mile ride from his home in Cheshire to West Hartford, then continuing on to Hartford.
Asked why he backs bike commuting, Esty says “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!”
Bike to Work Breakfast at REI in West Hartford
REI is sponsoring a free breakfast beginning at 6:30 am, with a ride departing for the downtown Hartford event at 7:15 am. REI is located in Blue Back Square, at 71 Raymond Road, West Hartford. Click here for map and directions.
Or Join Bike Walk Connecticut at the Old State House in Hartford
Bike Walk Connecticut will provide free breakfast to bike commuters from 6:30 am to 9 am, with a short program at 8 am. The event will be held on the east lawn of the Old State House, where numerous rides will be converging from all directions. Check http://www.bikewalkct.org/bike-to-work/meet-ups/ for the full schedule.
Need Bike to Work Tips?
For tips on biking to work, visit our tips page at www.bikewalkct.org and see the full list of bike to work activities at http://www.bikewalkct.org/bike-to-work.
For more information contact Sandy Fry, Bike to Work and National Bike Challenge Chair for Bike Walk Connecticut at firstname.lastname@example.org , or Kelly Kennedy, Bike Walk CT Executive Director, at email@example.com.
Bike Walk Connecticut is taking the lead to encourage bike commuting in Connecticut. Bike commuting reduces vehicle traffic, avoids pollution, saves gas—and burns calories! We are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to making bicycling and walking safe, feasible and attractive for a healthier, cleaner Connecticut. Visit us at www.bikewalkct.org.
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