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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Bike/Walk to Work Day Tomorrow

Tomorrow, May 14, is Bike Walk to Work Day. I'll be leading a ride from the Birchwood Cafe, where there will be free coffee and baked goodies for anyone with a bike helmet. The ride leaves for the downtown celebration at 7:30am, and we'll stop to pick more people up at Currie Park at about 7:45. The downtown event will feature music, appearances from local officials, prize giveaways, free food and vendor exhibits. To find a ride near you, go here.

Even if you can’t join me at the Birchwood or walk or bike to work on your own, the event is a great reminder that many short trips can easily be replaced with biking or walking. In the Twin Cities, 40 percent of trips made each day are less than two miles. That would take about 12 minutes on a bicycle or 30 minutes to walk. And, you’d be saving gas, helping the environment and increasing your fitness.


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