Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Lake City's first Bike to Work Day station to be set up this Friday

Better get some air in those tires, because Friday is Bike to Work Day.

This Friday, May 18th, is F5 Bike to Work Day. Over 20,000 people are expected to take their two wheels to Seattle streets as they bike to work.

And for the first time this year, Lake City will have its own Bike to Work station from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

The Bike to Work station will be at the Lake City Mini Park, corner of NE 125th Street and Lake City Way. It will be staffed by the fine folks from Kaffeeklatsch and Performance Bicycle.

Cookies, coffee and and mechanical assistance for bike riders will be provided at the Lake City Bike to Work station.

They will also offer free water bottles, maps and other such items handy for bike commuters.

More info is available here on the Cascade Bicycle Club's events page.

And if you need to know the best route here is a handy bike commuter map provided by the City of Seattle.

And while we are on the topic of bicycles, remember that Bike Works is offering two free opportunities for you to learn how to work on your own bike or give it that summer tune up it desperately needs. Both opportunities are on June 3rd at the Lake City Community Center.

There is still plenty of space in the Squeaky Brakes Class but we would recommend signing up now as once people discover what a great opportunity this free class is it will likely fill up fast. The two hour Squeaky Brakes Class is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sunday, June 3rd. A Bike Works instructor will guide students on basic bicycle maintenance.

The second opportunity is the BYOBike Drop-in scheduled from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., also on June 3rd. The drop-in is also free and a Bike Works instructor will offer guidance during the BYOBike program.

Both are a fantastic opportunity to help you give your bike a much-needed tune up.

All are welcome to sign up for the classes. And again, they are free.

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