FRIDAY, MAY 20!5:00-9:00PM
Join us after work at Columbus Commons for music, food, drink, and all things BIKE!
If you can't help out, be sure to stop by the COP booth and say hello!
We will be recognizing all of the new Bike Friendly Businesses https://www.columbus.gov/publichealth/programs/Healthy-Places/Bike-Friendly-Business/ that have achieved designation over the last year, celebrating our city's latest bike infrastructure investments https://www.columbus.gov/protectedbikelanes/ , and releasing a new and improved Columbus Metro Bike Map! http://www.morpc.org/transportation/bicycle-pedestrian/columbus-metro-bike-map/index
AN EVENT LIKE NO OTHER
Columbus Commons, our presenting sponsor, provides a truly unique backdrop for this annual event in the heart of Downtown Columbus.
Bike to Work Day will officially kick off the 2016 season of Concerts at the Commons http://columbuscommons.org/happenings/concerts/ with a free concert featuring Saintseneca, http://www.saintseneca.com/ an American-folk rock band from Columbus.
BRING YOUR BIKE Complimentary bike valet parking will be provided by Yay Bikes! thanks to our friends at Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District. http://downtowncolumbus.com/home/about-us/capital-crossroads-sid/
COGO TO THE COMMONS
Ride a CoGo bike http://www.cogobikeshare.com/ to the Columbus Commons station between 5:00-6:00pm to be entered into a prize drawing! Winner will be announced at the event. You do not need to be present to win, but if the winner does not claim their prize within 7 days, another winner will be chosen.
NEED SOME POINTERS? Interested in biking to work but not sure where to start?
Stop by your local bike shop
http://www.yaybikes.com/blog/2016/2/22/central-ohioarea-bike-shops to get your bike in shape or get a CoGo Bike Share http://www.cogobikeshare.com/ membership
Brush up on your rights http://www.yaybikes.com/blog/2015/12/bike-life-101-cyclists-rights-under-the-law and responsibilities http://www.yaybikes.com/blog/2016/1/14/bike-life-101-cyclists-responsibilities-under-the-law as a bicyclist
Plan your route http://www.yaybikes.com/blog/2015/10/planning-a-route ahead of time and ride safely and confidently http://www.yaybikes.com/blog/2015/12/bike-life-101-where-to-ride-on-the-road
Make sure to dress for the weather http://www.yaybikes.com/blog/2015/11/bike-life-101-dressing-for-weather and have a back-up plan http://www.yaybikes.com/blog/2015/11/bike-life-101-planning-for-contingencies
Click here for more answers to common bike commuting concerns http://bikeleague.org/sites/default/files/overcoming_commuting_concerns.pdf
JOIN THE CENTRAL OHIO COMMUTER CHALLENGE
MORPC RideSolutions, COTA, CoGo, and car2go are sponsoring a Commuter Challenge to give Central Ohio commuters the opportunity to take alternate transportation (carpool, vanpool, transit, bike, walk and car2go) and win awesome prizes at the same time!
Win a $500 gift card, a $200 gift card, Chipotle for one year or other cool daily and weekly prizes. To win, simply register as a commuter and log each trip you take. The more days you participate, the more chances you have to win.
Registration opens May 1st, and the challenge begins June 1st. Join the Commuter Challenge today. It's easy, affordable and healthier for you and the planet. #MakeYourMilesMatter
Go to www.morpc.org/commuterchallenge http://www.morpc.org/commuterchallenge to sign up or log into your account, then log the days you use an alternative form of transportation.
JOIN THE NATIONAL BIKE CHALLENGE
The National Bike Challenge is a nationwide event uniting thousands of current bicyclists—and encouraging countless new riders. It is a free and easy way to challenge yourself, your colleagues and your community to ride more. Users compete on a local, state and national level. The Challenge aims to unite 75,000 riders to pedal 35 million miles from May 1 through September 30.
Learn more and register here https://nationalbikechallenge.org/homeFacebook event page for sharing: https://www.facebook.com/events/1709116659346513/