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Monday, May 24, 2010

Bike to Work Day Success

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so, in lieu of writing a short story, here are pictures of the Bike to Work Day stop hosted by the Bicycle Alliance and JRA Bike Shop.

At 6:30 am, we only had a few takers, but we were ready for anything. Notice the brand-new BIKE PORT signage, indicating the completion of the long-awaited transition from Bikestation.

A happy Seattle bicycle commuter: Dry, fed, and well-caffeinated.

Executive Director Barb Culp oversaw the 6:00 am to 8:00 am shift and even had a good time doing it.

By 7:30 or so, a steady flow of commuters came for coffee, pastries, Clif bars, and the chance to win a free bike or Bicycle Alliance jersey.

I'm pretty sure the Bicycle Alliance was the only Bike to Work Day stop that had a Metro bus come by.

This father-and-son duo said they participate in Bike to Work Day every year. Way to go, starting them biking early!

We had quite the hopping stop during the prime commuting hours. The two large travel containers of coffee and pastries vanished by the time our second shift -- Eileen and Ref, of King County Metro Transit -- came on board. Later commuters happily snapped up Seattle and King County bicycle maps, free water bottles, and the opportunity to win a bike or Bicycle Alliance jersey.

Eric Berg of JRA Bike Shop performed on-the-spot repairs for commuters.

Commuters even had the opportunity to try out and practice with the Metro bike test rack.

All in all, our unofficial poll (results below) indicates that the Bicycle Alliance & JRA Bike Shop's Bike to Work Day stop was a success.

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