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San Diego Regional Bike to Work Day

Pedal-Powered Commuters to Commandeer the Region's Roads on May 20

05.02.2005
San Diego Region

From Giant to Specialized, and trikes to tandems, bicyclists are lubing chains and tightening brakes in anticipation of San Diego Regional Bike to Work Day on May 20. A localized effort of the larger statewide California Bike Commute Week, SANDAG's region-wide call to bicyclists will energize participants with more than 25 ZonePerfect Nutrition Pit Stops at convenient locations throughout the county. If registered at www.RideLink.org, the more than 5,000 leg-powered commuters expected to brave the early morning air from 6:30 to 9 a.m. will each have chances to win prizes such as roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines, Commuter bicycles from REI, tickets to the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Wild Animal Park, and more.

"We want to help put the brakes on America's growing obesity and environmental pollution problems," said event organizer K.C. Butler. "Bike to Work Day encourages people to try a fun and healthy commuting option."

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 61 percent of adult Americans are obese. The 1995 Nationwide Personal Transportation Survey discovered that 40 percent of all trips are within two miles of home and 50 percent of the working population commutes five miles or less to work. SANDAG's Regional Bike to Work Day aims to educate commuters about the two-wheeled commute option for both physical and environmental health, and ultimately, organizers would like to see it lead to a decrease in traffic congestion along the region's highly used roadways.

Those interested in learning more about or how to get involved in Bike to Work Day should call SANDAG's RideLink program at 1-800-COMMUTE (choose option 3) or log onto www.RideLink.org. SANDAG is the San Diego regions primary public planning, transportation, and research agency, providing the public forum for regional policy decisions about growth, transportation planning and transit construction, environmental management, housing, open space, energy, public safety, and binational topics. SANDAG directors are mayors, councilmembers, and a supervisor from each of the region's 18 cities and county government.

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Contacts
San Diego Regional Bike to Work Day
1-800-COMMUTE
www.ridelink.org

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Pedal-Powered Commuters to Commandeer the Region's Roads on May 20
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