Bike to Work Week May 4-12

Ecology Action is celebrating 25 years of Bike to Work Day and a week's worth of activities are planned. The celebration ends just as the Amgen Tour of California hits the road. The riders will land in Santa Cruz County Monday, May 14. Kicking the whole thing off will be a bike-themed art expo at the Museum of Art & History 5-9 p.m. May 4. Then, from May 7-12, people who ditch their automobiles and grab their bicycle will be treated to six days of free treats at a different location each day countywide. And, of course, there will free breakfast offered to cyclists around the county Thursday, May 10 -- Bike to Work Day. There also will be event surrounding bike repair, races and rides. Meanwhile, click here to check out this Ecology Action commercial about breaking the routing of driving to work and considering taking a bicycle instead. In related news, if you'd like to bike to work but don't want to ride alone, sign up for Ecology Action's Bike Buddy program, which pairs up beginning cyclists with those who are more experienced to show them the ropes of urban riding. Tips new riders will come away with include the safest routes to their destination, tire patch and light bike repair tips, appropriate riding gear and attire, as well as the motivation to ride rather than drive. There's also the opportunity to make new friends.
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