Thursday, May 13, 2010

Bike to Work Week 2010

With all the calamities that have occurred recently at coal mines and natural gas and oil rigs in the past couple of months, I had hoped that people would make the connection between their personal behavior and the loss of life and environmental degradation.

I haven't seen a reduction in LA traffic.  Have you seen people use less fossil fuels and conserve more?

Help us turn this around.  Spend this weekend getting your bike and gear ready for Bike to Work Week 2010 (link goes to the national site).  If you live in the LA metro area, visit the Metro Bike Week LA website for the calendar of events.  If you live in the South Bay, read on.
A record number of cyclists are expected to give bicycle commuting a try and leave their cars at home in honor of Bike-to-Work Week, which will be held May 17 through 21. The following events are planned.


Bike-to-Work Week Events

Tuesday, May 18: The 11th annual Bike-to-Work Challenge with other El Segundo employers (Boeing, DirecTV, Equity Office/Howard Hughes Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Los Angeles World Airports, Northrop Grumman, Playa Vista, and Raytheon)will be held.

The Aerospace Employees' Association (AEA) Cycling/Bike Commuter Club and Aerospace Commuter Services will cosponsor a challenge to see who can attract the most bicycle commuters. All cyclists who ride their bikes to work that day, regardless of the starting point or whether they rode with the group, will receive a continental breakfast, a T-shirt, and promotional items.

When cyclists arrive at work, they should go to Aerospace's Visitor Lot/Gate C (located on Douglas Street), turn left before the security guard shack, and sign in anytime between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. to receive their cycling rewards.

In addition, Los Angeles World Airports will hold a Westside Welcome Station/Pit Stop at World Way West for all Bike-to-Work Challenge participants who ride in from the Westside. Beach cities riders can make a pit stop and join others continuing the ride to the Aerospace Welcome Station.

Thursday, May 20:  In addition, Raytheon and The Aerospace Corporation will co-host a Pit-Stop at the El Segundo/Nash Green Line Station from 6 to 9:30 a.m. in honor of the 16th annual Bike-to-Work Day.   All cyclists are invited to stop by for refreshments and giveaways.  This is but one of the 40 pit stops throughout the LA region.  View the Google Map of all Bike to Work Day Pit Stops.

Pledge at the link below to be part of the solution and win prizes. In addition, obtain information about 40 pit stop locations, local events, free rides, and bike safety tips. Visit
http://www.metro.net/around/bikes/bikes-metro/bike-to-work/ for more information.

Friday, May 21: Bike to School Day
Help the next generation develop life-long bicycle commuting habits.

2 comments:

  1. Earlier this week, I was asked what I thought about the recent BP disaster (FYI - I'm a geologist and I was repping my mining company at a community event) and my comment was, "It makes me want to walk everywhere".

    The person honestly replied. "Why?"

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  2. Vinnie, I was puzzled by the lack of connection in the MSM. I thought the omission might have been due to the obviousness. It is patently obvious that the oil is being pumped to feed our collective oil habits. But, perhaps we need to spell it out for people.

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