National Bike To Work Day

While we might not be the most internet savvy folks in the world, we know our way around a Google search, and think that we are pretty up to date with the goings-on of the Twin Cities bike scene.  That leaves us scratching our collective heads about this one, where is the Minneapolis, Saint Paul, or Twin Cities Bike to work day event for this Friday.

After all it is a thing (you know, National Bike to Work Day), but despite our best efforts, we can’t seem to find any events scheduled or at the very least, any promotion for those events.  We know about the Bike Walk to Work Day in June, but that really isn’t the same thing is it?

Is it possible that the number 1 biking city in the country, just doesn’t feel the need to participate?

Someone please drop some knowledge in the comments.

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6 Responses to National Bike To Work Day

  1. Nicole says:

    We do host ours later in June instead of now since weather can be questionable.

  2. Reuben says:

    My understanding is that MSP likes to wait until June to participate because May weather is too unpredictable and the feel that it would be a more successful event in June when they can count on better weather.

  3. Hey!

    After several years of hosting the Twin Cities Bike Walk Week celebrations in May with other cities, we talked with participants, businesses, and organizations and decided to move our local celebrations to the first week of June. Since then, participation has soared and we’re expecting more than 10,000 registered participants this year! For more information about the local events (ie, Bike Walk to Work Day, Women’s Wednesday, Cyclovia, and celebration locations) visit http://www.bikewalkweek.org . You can also register at that site for local prizes (we’ve got some great stuff from 02 Rainwear this year!)

    Best,
    Bike Walk Week 2011 Organizing Committee

  4. Jenna says:

    Wow, what’s the cause of the snarky tone? I think the Bike Walk To Work Day makes a lot of sense, because it’s more accessible to people. Please keep in mind many people are not able to ride a bike, regardless of their interest. After I was in a bad wreck, I have experienced problems with my hips that prevent me from riding frequently or for long periods of time. Walking to work, however, is still accessible to me and I’m not excluded from the event.

    Not sure why Cycle TC needs to take such a confrontational tone here.

    • Wow is right! No snark intended on our part. We have been in other parts of the country with quite involved bike to work day programs, and were more surprised than anything. Apologies for the mis-coummunication in tone! The comments section of this post was exactly what we had in mind, dropping knowledge on us CTCers!

  5. Mary says:

    Having biked on several of those May events, and having been rained on every time — even when clear skies were expected — I can really understand the reluctance to celebrate this event in May. I’m happy to ride to work in the rain, but I do not enjoy standing around drinking watered-down juice and eating soggy bagels during a downpour.

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