Are you wanting to get fit? Or lose some weight? Are you trying to reduce your carbon footprint and be better for the environment? Well, bike to work week might just be the perfect solution for you! If you’ve not got a bike then check out the Ecosmo folding bikes because they’re well worth the investment. While it might take some getting used to, you will end up loving the challenge of biking to work. A lot of the people that took part last year have carried on doing it all year round.
Be sure to log your commutes each day!
Log every day between now and Friday. Each day we’ll choose some winners for over $1000 in raffle prizes from those who logged their commutes! The first prizes of the week will be announced tomorrow…if you’ve logged already, stay tuned to see if you’ve won for today.
If your Worksite has the highest percentage of bike riders for the whole week, y’all could win a SCOTT Sports Sub Speed 40 or Specialized Bicycles Sirrus commuter bike to use for your workplace bicycle transportation!
This morning, Mayor Jerry Nabours read the City of Flagstaff Official Proclamation for 2016 Flagstaff Bike to Work Week at our Monday Kick-off Ride this morning!
Additionally, we awarded David Blanchard, longtime Flagstaff cycling advocate, a Brick Award to be placed at Heritage Square in recognition of his contributions to cycling in Flagstaff.
After we ate some delicious breakfast burritos, we were escorted throughout the downtown area by Flagstaff Police Department. (Thanks for the support FPD!)
HEY KIDS! Tomorrow is Bike to School Day!
Kids can also log their rides to school each day and be eligible to win fabulous prizes. Click here and log in each day.
Also, some teachers have chosen to participate in the Classroom Challenge Competition on Tuesday! Help your teacher win a gift certificate for classroom supplies, just by having a great time riding to school!
Flagstaff Medical Center – Tuesday, May 19th, McGee Auditorium. 6:30 – 7:30pm
Taught by League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor, Martin Ince and FBO Board Member Dave Needham.
Do you feel timid in traffic? Are you not sure where you should be when riding in the street? Do you want to feel safer and better equipped for your commute to work or on your road rides?
This class is a great primer for the League of American Cyclist’s training program and will help even the most confident bike commuter or road rider ride more safely.
Everyone who attends will receive a raffle ticket to win various bicycle safety gear! The raffle drawing will occur after the safety seminar.
Lowell Observatory “Mars Hill Challenge Ride”
Mars Hill Road …. yep, you probably know it, the paved ½-mile winding climb from Thorpe Park to the scenic overlook and then up to Lowell Observatory that beckons cyclists to pit their aerobic prowess against its steep 10-12% grade.
As a regular BTWW work site participant, Lowell Observatory is sponsoring the “Mars Hill Challenge Ride” again this year as a featured event.
Ride anytime between 10:00am and 5:00pm, we challenge local cyclists to bike up Mars Hill to the Lowell Observatory Steele Visitor Center and experience first-hand what Lowell BTWW riders contend with all week long. The reward? A FREE “2 for 1″³ guest pass to Lowell Observatory, and a refreshing bottle of water. Just show your bike helmet to the front desk greeter in the Visitor Center when you reach the top. For directions and questions, contact Catie Blazek, email@example.com, phone: 928-233-3280
Bonus! Anyone who checks in with Lowell Observatory on social media or posts about the ride, and tags Lowell Observatory, will be entered to win a TELESCOPE!
Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope.