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Entries filed under 'Bike to Work Day'

    The Tale of My First Bike; What's Your Story?

    Bike to Work Day is Friday (May 18), which got some of us here at REI thinking about the first bikes we ever rode. What's YOUR first bike story? Here are a few of ours: Me: Knowing my family wasn't the richest, a buddy gave me my first bike. He lived on a farm in northwest Ohio, and from inside a barn he pulled out what looked like the International Harvester of bicycles: big, brawny and bright blue. From fender to stem to fender, everything was blue. My buddy's mechanical-genius dad had ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on May 22, 2012 2:32 PM & Tagged Bike to Work Day, Cycling and my first bike | permalink | Comments

    Bike to Work Week is Underway; Are You In?

    fileHats off (helmets, too) to everyone who is pedaling to work this week. May is National Bike Month, this week (May 14-18) is Bike to Work Week and, if you still need an excuse to jump in the saddle, Friday, May 18, is Bike to Work Day. The benefits of riding to work are fairly obvious. Chief among them: No gasoline is involved, you get some exercise and the whole trip feels like a mini-adventure. Plus cycling involves some above-average health benefits. So if you're on the fence about pedaling ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on May 17, 2012 1:33 PM & Tagged Bike to Work Day, Cycling, bicycle and national bike month | permalink | Comments

    Bike to Work Day: Does It Inspire You?

    Today is National Bike to Work Day in most areas, a feel-good day of busy bike trails and happy, if a bit sweaty, commuters. Did you ride in today? Here at REI headquarters in Kent, Wash., Bike to Work Day is a pretty big deal. Employees were encouraged to participate both in the day's ride and the month-long commuter challenge. On Bike to Work Day itself, employees who checked in got a free breakfast, an energy bar, the chance to win a raffle and even minor bike adjustments, if needed. The ...

    Posted by Steve T on May 20, 2011 1:21 PM & Tagged Bike to Work Day, Cycling, bike commuting and national bike month | permalink | Comments

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