Starbucks Bike To Work Day is Friday, May 18!
Throughout Puget Sound, riders can stop by Commute Stations to pick up free schwag, snacks, city and county maps, bicycle commuting information and to have bikes checked for free by our fantastic bike shop station sponsors. This is your day to be counted and recognized by the city!
If you’re already a seasoned bike commuter then help us spread the word and encourage colleagues to try a bike ride as part of their workday. Stop by one of the 37 Commute Stations located throughout the region; pick up a cool free water bottle, snacks, maps & other useful goodies. Enter the Starbucks Bike To Work Day raffle & have your bike spot-checked by our bike shop station sponsors. Many shops have substantial discount offers for participants throughout the month.
For more info click HERE.
I originally saw this amazing video on Dr Logan’s Blog…“Not Another Bike Blog”
Here’s another tip for y’all: Be Visible. May sound basic, but I see a lot of bike commuters that blend with parked cars and the road. Since mornings tend to be cool in So. Cal, I ride with a Hi-Viz jacket or a Hi-Viz Vest.
If you are worrying that your panniers are too dull, the answer is simple, attach a blinky to it.
I’ve also read that people use those reflective triangles that Bike Tourers use.
Whatever works for you, being as visible as possible is the best way to get home safely.
On my way in to work today I hit some road construction. They had the traffic take a detour…
As I was riding through the detour path, I saw a friendly sign that stated…”Bike Trail”
I’ve actually seen this bike trail before on my way home but I’ve never taken it since it would take me away from my route. Anyhow, it was great to see this path because it was right in the middle of Santa Ana…not the best place to ride a bike.
This morning’s little detour ended up costing me an additional 10 minutes on the bike, not such a bad thing since I was riding more, but bad when you have to be at work on time.
Again my legs seem to be sleeping through out this morning’s ride…