Join SPR for Bike to Work Week 2013


Riding a bicycle can be a fun way to get to and from work while increasing physical activity, reducing traffic congestion, helping the environment, and even saving money. While the yearly cost of owning and operating a vehicle is over $9,000, or 18 percent of the average household's income, owning and maintaining a bicycle can cost as little as $120 per year.

With more people thinking about the pollution and environmental degradation resulting from automobile transportations as well as a national push to reverse the obesity trend in the United States, bicycle commuting is becoming more popular.

Join the SPR Bike to Work Team as we ditch our four-wheeled vehicles for the week of May 13-19 to get to our jobs at the station by two-wheeled transit. This year, the station will be an official Bike to Work Energizer Station on Wednesday, May 15, so stop by on your morning commute to refuel with Cravens Coffee, snacks, and a chance to win a prize or two.

Spokane Public Radio is an official supporter of Spokane's Bike to Work Week, and healthy living, in general. Visit the Spokane Bikes's website for more information about taking May's Commuter Challenge, Bike to Work Week events, and resources about how to incorporate cycling into a new and improved lifestyle.

Bike to Work Week Events

Bike to Work Week Kickoff Breakfast
Monday, May 13 @ 7am
Riverfront Park

Ride of Silence
Wednesday, May 15 @ 6pm
Riverfront Park Runners Sculpture

NEW! SPR Morning Energizer Station
Wednesday May 15 @ 6:30 – 8:45am
2319 North Monroe Street - ground floor
Corner of Monroe and Carlisle

Bike to Work Week Wrap-Up - beer, snacks & giveaways
Friday, May 17 @ 5-7pm
No-Li Brewery
Gonzaga District: 1003 East Trent Avenue, Spokane

For national resource information about to get started, choosing the right bike, and lots more, visit the national
Bike to Work website

Fun Fact Sheet from Bikes Belong pdf.
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