This Bike About Town column, written by SF Bicycle Coalition member Ben Russo, shares the beautiful benefits of biking to work and shares some of the cool new things that are happening thanks to the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition this Bike to Work Day.
Bike to Work Day: Experience biking’s benefits
by Ben Russo
In years past, my awareness of Bike to Work Day was limited to the day it was taking place. Bicycling downtown, I would notice the increase in the number of people riding bikes and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Energizer Stations were along my route with cheerful volunteers offering coffee, tips and encouragement, and my morning mind would slowly realize what was going on.
My awareness of the event has increased over the years, but this year has special meaning for me: Next Thursday’s (May 13) Bike to Work Day will (hopefully) mark my return to biking to work after two months of not being able to ride a bicycle and having to commute via public transit. Read the rest of this entry »