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The Green Life: Bike to Work Week

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May 13, 2009

Bike to Work Week

Bike to work Strap on those helmets and get ready to ride: It's Bike to Work Week. While commuting on two wheels is the norm in some European and Asian cities, many Americans are still warming up to the idea. Bike to Work Week (part of National Bike Month) helps energize communities and spread awareness about green transportation. Now's a great time to participate in a local event or talk to your employer about the benefits of biking. Let your boss know that he or she can build a bike-friendly workplace by providing safe bike storage and employee shower facilities. Sweeten the deal by mentioning that some bike-related expenses are tax deductible. Need more inspiration? The League of American Bicyclists recently announced its 2009 Bicycle Friendly Business program honorees. Here are the top scorers:

  • Bike Gallery (Portland, OR)
  • New Belgium Brewing Company (Fort Collins, CO)
  • CatEye North America (Boulder, CO)
  • David Baker and Partners (San Francisco, CA)
  • Seattle Children's Hospital (Seattle, WA)
  • Bear Valley Inn (Olema, CA)
  • Kona Bicycles (Ferndale, WA)
  • Liberty Bicycles (Asheville, NC)
  • Mad Dog Cycles (Orem, UT)
  • Providence Portland Medical Center (Portland, OR)

See the full list of winners here (PDF).

--Della Watson


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