Since Friday is National Bike to Work Day, we’ve compiled a bunch of bike-related links to get you ready to cycle the streets. Up above is what cycling looks like in Copenhagen on any given day when 500,000 people ride their bikes every day. While Louisville’s Bike to Work Day won’t be nearly that large, at least we’re trying. Possibility City even has its own bike-booster video in which the bike gets a boost from a rocket, but they say it’s possible here.
A lot of attention is being paid to normalizing bike commuting. Offices are getting in the bike commuting game, too, by becoming bike-commute-friendly by building community and providing shower facilities. Some places are even trying out innovative ways of helping cyclists get around, like a lift up a steep hill.
Back home, we’re still trying to change perceptions of the anti-bike masses. If you need an extra little push to get on a bike tomorrow, check out this motivational plea to bike. Metro Government says you have no excuse.
A big celebration will be held Friday at noon at Fourth Street Live! where lots of bike-related items will be handed out and if you registered for Bike to Work Day, you might win a new bike. And on the chance you’re still going to crawl in on four wheels, pay a little bit more attention on the city streets, as many of the cyclists are new to the whole commuting thing.
I wish I could participate tomorrow! “Unfortunately” I’ve got a job interview. 🙂
Er…yeah, those bicycles only work once you get a job. They just flop over limply when you attempt to ride them to interviews.