In a state with such enormous participation in Commute Challenges, we’re sure lots of folks will jump at the chance to prove your winter bike-commuting hardiness. Friday Feb. 13, 2015 is Winter Bike to Work Day.
You’re proving you’re up for this every day: lots of winter-riding posts in the Facebook group GASUP (Getting Around Spokane Using Pedals), photos of #Festive500 miles shared on Twitter by riders in Ephrata, Instagram pictures tagged #WAbikes that show frost and snow, and the many responses we got when we asked for tips on gear for riding in rain and cold weather biking gear. There’s a closed Facebook group called Icy Bike Winter Commuting Challenge, too (not specific to Washington but has quite a few WA bike folk members).
Sign up at the Winter Bike to Work Day site to put your hometown on the map as a place for hardy, dedicated bike commuters.
Sign up with us and we’ll send you some snazzy “I Arrived by Bike” business cards that you can leave behind when you make a stop along your commute for that all-important hot beverage to warm up before finishing the ride.
The cards, developed by Cascade Bicycle Club and sporting our logo and theirs, provide a brief message illustrating why bikes mean business and help inspire business owners to be bike-friendly. If you don’t want to wait for the mail and you’re in the Seattle area, stop by our Pioneer Square bike gift shop/offices at 314 1st Ave. South, sign up for our e-news, and we’ll give them to you on the spot.
When you sign up you can also request our pocket guide to Washington state bike laws, our “Drive Aware” brochure (great to share with a non-bicycling friend or co-worker), and our “Go By Bike” tips on bike commuting.
Sign Up to Get Awesome “Bikes Mean Business” Cards and More
— Jake Maedke (@ephratajake) January 11, 2015