Bicycle Indiana Celebrates Bike-to-Work Day on May 15
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Bicycle Indiana is preparing for Bike-to-Work Day on May 15 by organizing routes and meeting places across the state that allow cyclists to link up and safely commute to work. Bicycle Indiana will help promote more than 40 different bicycle-related rides, races and events throughout Indiana during the week of May 11-17—a week proclaimed by Governor Mitch Daniels as Indiana Bike Week. Employers in many cities can field teams to participate in the bike-to-work corporate challenge—a friendly competition designed to reward company teams for riding the most total miles.
“Bike-to-Work Day is a nationally celebrated event promoting cycling as an alternative mode of transportation,” said Nancy Tibbett, Executive Director of Bicycle Indiana. “Our mission is to create a bicycle-friendly Indiana, and Bike-to-Work Day is a perfect way to support healthy, green and cost-effective commuting.”
Last year’s Bike-to-Work Day was a huge success, with more than 1,000 participants across the state. Two Indiana cities will host Bike-to-Work Days on dates other than May 15—the event will be on June 5 in South Bend and on May 8 in Fishers.
Children can join the fun, too. As part of Indiana Bike Month, Bicycle Indiana is sponsoring a BikeSmart Poster Contest, designed for students in grades K-12. Contest winners will receive gift certificates, helmets and bicycle safety materials. The entry deadline is June 1, and entry forms are available at www.bicycleindiana.org or at your local bicycle retailer. Bicycle retailers and other tourism centers will be distributing the free Bicycle Indiana Resource Guide that highlights more than 200 bicycle-related rides, races, events and resources throughout the state.
Go to www.bicycleindiana.org or call 800-BIKE-110 for more information about Bike-to-Work Day in your area.
Founded in 1993, Bicycle Indiana (formerly Indiana Bicycle Coalition) is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a bicycle-friendly Indiana through promotion, education and advocacy. Bicycle Indiana represents the interests and concerns of all bicycle users. Visit www.bicycleindiana.org for more information about bicycling in Indiana.