Bike to Work Month
Today is the start of Bike to Work Month. Cascade Bicycle Club is hosting the 2008 Group Health Commute Challenge in which groups of cyclists around the Sound will compete against each other to see which teams can commute the most and possibly the farthest in the month of May. Teams should consist of four to ten cyclists and each cyclist must commit to commuting via bicycle at least five times during the month. There are many opportunities to educate yourself about bicycle commuting.
REI also offers free bike maintenance classes, as well as a basic bike assistance class for women only.
Please, please remember (and I cannot stress this enough), when cycling in pedestrian areas and on trails with other cyclists and your intent is to pass a pedestrian or fellow cyclist, either ring your bell or call out “on your left”. I often walk along the waterfront and from Sodo to West Seattle, the other day I walked to West Seattle and only one cyclist, ONE out of the 26 that passed me managed to call out “on your left”. As a fellow cyclist, this horrifies me. Stay visible and make your presence known to others.