Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Bike to Work Day 2006
Friday, May 19, 2006 was Bike To Work Day, and what great weather we had!! Last year, we had a cold and drizzily day, and when I pulled up to the pit-stop in Old Towne Alexandria, there were only a few people there. This time, I was happily surprised to see a good size gathering (as you can see from the bottom photo)! I spent a little time chatting with my bicycle mechanic, Bill, from Spokes, Etc., and then with the "Biker Boys" (Jack and Greg) who heartily commute year-round.
Then it was on to the big rally in downtown (photo at top) held at the Freedom Plaza. It's always neat to see how many people are there! This year, I heard that 6,200 bicyclists registered and rode their bike to work! This was the largest gathering in the country, according to the Washington Area Bicyclist Association! There are bagels to be eaten and short speeches given by local biking-related officials. When I finally head to my office, I'm all jazzed up about bicycling to work (as if I need more enthusiasm!).