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.