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5/18: Twin Cities Bike/Walk to Work

The 2007 Commuter Challenge is on May 18th — this coming Friday.

One thing I always find aggravating about these events can be summed up in these two sentences from the promotional web site:

Bicycle parking will be provided for Twin Cities Bike/Walk to Work participants.
Bicycles parked at these racks must be picked up by 6:00p.m., Friday, May 18th.

That’s no way to promote doing this consistently. It’s very hard to state that this is a sustainable choice for an individual when a key facility to support the activity is only available one day of 365.

Generally, I’m very supportive of bike to work programs. I wish I could bike to work, but I don’t know that there’s any route to here that’s not uphill in both directions and 40 miles each way to boot.

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Author: julie

Julie Kosbab is an online marketing consultant and active transportation advocate living in Anoka County, Minnesota. She was one of Minnesota's only League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors when certified in 2005. She is a past member of the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association. She has 2 children and 4 bicycles. Find her on Twitter as @betweenstations.

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