Submitted by Whatcom Smart Trips

Everyone in Whatcom County is invited and encouraged to bike to work or school on Friday, May 20th.

“If you ride every day, this day is for you. You’ll see familiar faces on the streets and trails. If you haven’t been on a bike for years but would like to get going again, this day is also for you,” says Smart Trips Outreach Coordinator Michelle Grandy.

“By biking to work or school,” she continues, “you can add exercise to your day, lessen air pollution and traffic congestion, avoid parking frustrations or school drop-off and pick-up lines, and you’ll arrive energized, ready for your day.”

Bike to Work and School Day is a national event. In past years, as many as 10,000 Whatcom County residents have participated by riding their bikes to work and school, and stopping at “Celebration Stations” throughout the county. Those interested in a list of 2022 Celebration Stations, hosted by volunteers and employers throughout Whatcom County, can visit http://www.biketoworkandschoolday.org/.

Businesses, groups, and organizations are welcome to sign up to host their own Celebration Station and can add their spot to the list at http://www.biketoworkandschoolday.org/stations.

New this year: The Port of Bellingham, Kulshan Brewing, and Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition will host the first annual Soul Shakedown Party from 5 to 7 p.m. on the Bellingham waterfront at the pump track and Kulshan Trackside in celebration of Bike to Work and School Day.

To learn more about the Bike to Work and School Day, visit http://www.biketoworkandschoolday.org/.

Bike to Work and School Day is coordinated by Whatcom Smart Trips. To learn more about Whatcom Smart Trips, call (360) 756-8747 or visit https://www.whatcomsmarttrips.org/.

Featured photo by Neil McKay

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