TGIF? Bike to Work Week is never over

Free coffee and bakery for all who arrive on two wheels!

Sure, most working folk are glad to see Friday come. A paycheck, an Old Fashioned, a fish fry and the weekend off are welcome reward for 40 hours at the grindstone. Even if you work to live rather than live to work, riding a bike to your place of employment bookends each day with some fun. I know that for many of us, every week is bike to work week, but I must say that anecdotally I saw a lot more people getting around on two wheels the last four days than I have in previous weeks. Bike to Work Week really does encourage people to give cycle commuting a try. For that alone, we can say thanks to everyone who helped organize so many fun events in communities across the Wisconsin.

From the commuter stations like “Bratcakes on the Bike Path” to getting kids involved at our Valid Bike Shop in Milwaukee’s central city, Below are just a few of the highlights from Bike to Work Week. If you have some photos of a bike to work week in a community other than Milwaukee, Madison or Eau Claire, email them to us and we will put them together in a slide show for a blog post next week.

Madison area folks should check out our Week-Ending Celebration at Cronometro from 4:30pm – 7:00pm today! Beverages from Capital Brewery, food from Whole Foods Market Madison Wisconsin. Milwaukee still has the Bicycle Film Festival and closing party Saturday night to look forward to, so don’t miss that if you live nearby. Otherwise, keep riding and long live Bike to Work Week!

 

 

AJ and Jake help neighborhood kids learn to fix their bikes at our Valid Bike Shop open house on Wednesday. Turnout was great for the event and 20 kids with signed permission slips came back the next day for Valid’s open shop hours!

 

The oldest bicycle in the United State was at the Milwaukee Public Museum yesterday for an antique bike show and bicycle history presentation organized by Vulture Space.

 

Sturgeon Bay Bike to Work Week commuter station.

 

The Bike Fed’s own Matt Andrews showing he don’t need no stinking car to get to Bike to Work Week events in Eau Claire!

About Dave Schlabowske, Deputy Director

Dave was the first full-time staff member hired to open the Bike Fed's Milwaukee office 11 years ago. A former professional photographer and life-long Milwaukee resident, Dave lives with his wife Liz and daughter Frankie in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's west side.

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