Saturday, May 22, 2010

A Terrific Bike To Work Day

It was a day of sunshine, smiles, and miles of pedaling as cyclist throughout the Washington Metropolitan region made their way to work by bike and trike.  In Vienna there were 350 riders registered.  For the second year the Vienna Pit Stop was held at the Town Green.  Whole Foods provided beverages and bananas.  Spokes Etc had a number of employees helping and again Jeff Palmer of Spokes was the Pit Stop Manager.  Tim Fricker and I plus Hunter McCleary of Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling had the good duty of handing out the coveted BTWD t-shirts.

As someone wondered aloud ......... why can't we do this several times a year?

From left to right, Jeff Palmer of Spokes Etc, Cathy Salgado, Director of Parks and Recreation for the Town of Vienna, and Tim Fricker of bikes@vienna.

Riders waiting for the crossing light at Maple Ave. The traffic on the W&OD Trail was busy most of the morning.

Our customer on the Catrike Expedition waved just as I snapped the photo.  His arm is hidden by the bollard.  The impression is that the bollard is topped with a realistic looking hand.

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