Monday, May 16, 2016

Salisbury Celebrates Bike to Work Week

Salisbury Celebrates Bike to Work Week

 

Salisbury – Grab your helmet and join Mayor Jake Day in celebrating Bike to Work Week, May 16th —20th.  Bike to Work Week, which is part of the League of American Bicyclists’ Bike Month, promotes bicycling as a healthy and safe alternative to automobile commuting.  The Mayor encourages citizens to join the movement to make commutes more environmentally friendly, fun, and affordable by riding their bikes to work.

 

More than half of all U.S. citizens live within 5 miles of their workplace, making bicycling a feasible way to get to work.  Cycling is sustainable, affordable, healthy, and enjoyable. 

 

Bike-SBY founder and cycling advocate Matt Drew said he looks forward to biking to work not just this week, but almost every day.  "I love to ride my bike to work.  I arrive refreshed, energized, and in a great mood!  I can't say the same for the days that I drive!"


The week culminates in National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 20th.  At 7:30 Friday morning, Mayor Day will lead a group bike ride from the Philosophy House at Salisbury University to Main Roots in Downtown Salisbury.  Main Roots has graciously offered to provide free coffee to bike commuters that day, presenting the perfect opportunity to fuel up with your morning joe before finishing your ride to work.  After you leave work for the day, ride your bike to 3rd Friday where Bike-SBY will valet it so you can enjoy the festivities. 


“Biking to work saves money, reduces the amount of airborne pollutants our community produces, and comes with a host of tremendous health and economic benefits.  Cyclists spend, on average, 40% more per capita into our local economy than those who commute by car.  I encourage everyone to put on their helmets and get out and about in our Bicycle Friendly Community this week,” said the Mayor.

 

Visit www.Bike-SBY.org for information on Salisbury’s bike initiatives, current bike routes, and Bike-Friendly Merchants that offer discounts to cyclists.

 

 

6 comments:

the truth hurts said...

The REAL mayor should be doing this NOT the ASSHOLE X Liarton.

Anonymous said...

I see PARENTS putting the kids on school buses and the school is 1 block AWAY.

Anonymous said...

the truth hurts said...
The REAL mayor should be doing this NOT the ASSHOLE X Liarton.

May 16, 2016 at 2:23 PM

You must be mistaken??? There is no real mayor in Salisbury and hasn't been in nearly 20 years.

Anonymous said...

Bike to Death Week. These bike paths are dangerous in Salisbury.

Anonymous said...

So you drive your car to work(which is parked in his spot) to promote riding your bicycle to work? That makes sense

Anonymous said...

Jake why don't you put chief Duncan on your tricycle handlebars and ride down Rt13 and drop her off in another county.