MARCH IS BICYCLE MONTH IN FLORIDA
Celebrate Bicycle Month by riding to work during the City of West Palm Beach’s Bike-To-Work-Week, March 9th to 13th, 2015.
Each time you ride your bicycle to work, you can register to win prizes of up to $100. The bicycle commuters who log the most trips and reduce the most miles will be recognized by the City Mayor and Commission.
Ride your bike to work on March 13th and meet other bicyclists outside of the West Palm Beach City Hall anytime from 7 am to 9 am. We will be giving out prizes to riders courtesy of the City of West Palm Beach Office of Sustainability, South Florida Commuter Services, a program of the Florida Department of Transportation, and The Bicyclery bike shop in West Palm Beach, Florida.
To start logging your trips, click here or for more information about Bike-To-Work-Week, call 954-224-3180.
Hear what some of last year’s bicycle winners said.
Donald T. McIntosh, Most Emissions Savings, City of West Palm Beach
“I am currently the Utilities O & M Superintendent and I have worked for the City 27 years and I love my job and serving the citizens of this great City. Josh (co-worker) and I thought it would be a good idea to participate, because we both like riding bikes and it’s a great healthy way to relieve the day to day stress. We both believe if we are going to promote sustainability or any other City initiative we must lead by example.”
Joshua McDermott, Most Emissions Savings, City of West Palm Beach
“I love to mountain bike! I ride frequently with my daughter. 17 year City employee. Riding is a great stress relief. Don McIntosh (fellow superintendent) and I rode together in hopes of motivating other employees in our division to do the same.”
Marilynn Pedek, Most Trips, Dreyfoos School of the Arts
“This year I transferred to Dreyfoos School of the Arts from Suncoast High School. One of the reasons I did this was so I could ride my bike to work. As a teacher, I strive daily to make connections for my students between the science concepts I teach and the world we all live in. Riding my bike to work, around town on my daily errands and downtown or to City Place for a little fun, models for my students many of the lessons I feel are important for our young adults. These lessons include living a healthy life by caring for yourself and the environment and being an active part of the community you live in. It feels great to ride a bike to work. I love saying hi to my neighbors and hearing the birds sing on the daily ride. The ride gives me time to breathe in the fresh air and collect my thoughts.”
Nathan Ranieri, Most Trips, Forte Interactive
“I am a recent Palm Beach Atlantic University Graduate, majored in Computer Science and minored in Math. I work for a software company that builds websites and custom solutions for non-profit organizations and we also have a Online Race Registration tool called RacePartner. I am from New York but now live in West Palm Beach. I enjoy fishing, free diving, mainly spending time outside because my job requires me to spend the work day inside. Fitness and my health is important and that is why I enjoy biking to work when I can.”
Visit South Florida Commuter Services at www.1800234RIDE.com or call 1-800-234-RIDE for more information.South Florida Commuter Services is a program
of the Florida Department of Transportation.