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Bike to Work Week Kickoff Event on May 15th

April 30, 2017 9:32 AM | TLC Monadnock (Administrator)

Monadnock Alliance for Sustainable Transportation (MAST) and the League of American Bicyclists, a national organization of bicyclists, announce that May is National Bike Month.  As part of the month-long celebration, May 15 – 19, 2017 is designated as Bike to Work Week. 

MAST Bike to Work Week Kickoff Event

Join MAST for a Bike to Work Week kickoff event at Railroad Square in Keene on Monday, May 15th from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  Individuals are invited to ride their bike (or walk, carpool, or take the bus) to work that day.  Stop by Railroad Square to enjoy free coffee, bagels and other breakfast items, socialize with other alternative transportation advocates, and learn more about bicycling and alternative commuting in the Monadnock Region. 

Current Event Partners and Sponsors

MAST thanks its current event sponsors: City of Keene, Elm City Bagels, Healthy Monadnock, Monadnock Buy Local, Monadnock Food Co-op, Pathways for Keene, and Southwest Region Planning Commission.  Businesses and organizations interested in sponsoring this effort, by donating prizes or breakfast items, can contact Liz Kelly at lkelly@swrpc.org or 603-357-0557.

Monadnock Commuter Challenge

MAST is partnering with CommuteSmart NH to challenge residents of the Monadnock Region to “commute smart” by carpooling, walking, telecommuting, riding their bike or taking the bus.  The Monadnock Commuter Challenge will be a weeklong competition that will take place during Bike to Work Week (May 15 – May 19).  Participants log each smart commute using the online trip logger and compete with other individuals to win prizes.  Sign up for the challenge at MAST’s Bike to Work Week Kickoff Event or online at www.commutesmartnh.org.

Benefits of Bicycling

National Bike Month is a time to focus on the impressive benefits of commuting by bicycle –from individual health to community wealth.  According to the League of American Bicyclists:

  • The average person loses 13 pounds of weight during their first year of commuting by bicycle.
  • A daily 4-mile bicycle commute saves about 66 gallons of fuel per year.
  • Commuter and recreational bicycling in Iowa generates over $400 million in economic activity for the state.

For more bicycle data, visit http://bikeleague.org/bikemonth.

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