Press Release: Bike to Work Week 2016 in Coeur d’Alene Idaho

Bike to Work Week 2016

Starts Sunday, June 5th and end Friday, June 10th

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2016 INFO & EVENTS:

Sunday the 5thRoots Pursuit & Awards Ceremony. This bicycle scavenger hunt-type event begins at the Community Garden on the corner of 10th and Foster Ave at 10 am. After-party and awards are from Noon to 2 pm. PRIZES AND GIVE-A-WAYS TO PARTICIPANTS!!!

Monday the 6th: Kick-Off Ride. We will meet at 7:30 am in the Riverstone Park Parking Lot and ride down the Centennial Trail to Java on Sherman, where we will gather for coffee and doughnuts to talk about the upcoming bike events.

Tuesday the 7th: Beer Tasting and a Movie. We will meet at Pilgrims market for beer tasting, free bike tune ups and a movie about cycling: “With My Own Two Wheels”. Beer tasting starts at 6:00 pm and the movie starts at 6:30 pm.

Wednesday the 8th: Moonlight Ride. We will meet at Vertical Earth on Sherman Avenue at 8 pm and embark on a moonlit ride on a route yet to be determined. We will gather at one of Coeur d’Alene’s many new breweries afterwards for refreshments. Bring a bike light and wear reflective clothing.

Thursday the 9th: “Raise the Bridge” Fundraising GalaThe North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation is hosting a fundraising event to paint the stateline bridge. The event with be held at Java on Sherman beginning at 5:30 pm. More details to follow.

Friday the 10th: Bike to Work DayAlthough we’d prefer you to ride your bike all month long, this is the day you should plan on riding for sure! Friday is the day we take to the streets in force to show our love of biking!

Corporate Challenge. Get your company to participate. Each Company will be judged on percentage of employees riding their bikes to work the whole week. Prizes and trophies will be given to the winners of each category at the Saturday Roots Pursuit and award ceremony.

How to Participate: Talk to your boss or fellow employees to see if there is interest in participating; sign up for the Corporate Challenge using the link below; keep track of everyone at your place of work who is riding and how many trips they’ve made (2 max per day) during the week using the tracking sheet below; email the results to mmccully@cdaid.org by Friday at Noon. Then a representative from your company should attend the Roots Pursuit on Saturday to collect your medal. Good Luck!

For more information on how you or your business can be involved with Bike to Work Week please contact Monte McCully at (208) 292-5766.

Donations: If you would like to donate prizes, food, drinks or services please contact Monte!

This year local businesses are offering deals to anyone who rides their bike to their business!
Call Monte at 208 292-5766 to learn more about sponsoring Bike to Work Week.

Interested in Bicycle commuting but don’t know where to start? Click here

2016 “Bike Coeur d’Alene” shirts will be available soon:
email mmccully@cdaid.org to pre-order a shirt
Shirts will be a poly blend and will cost $20 each

Call (208) 292-5766 to place your order!!

This year’s bike to work week is sponsored by:
  

Don’t have a bike or aren’t interested in biking?
Participate by WALKING to Work.

Live too far away to commute?

WHY NOT PARK AND RIDE?

Consider driving your bike to a location a comfortable distance away from your work. Park your car there for the day and ride your bike from there.

Some things to keep in mind:

Make sure it’s ok to park your car at whatever location you chose

Get permission if the location is a business

Some locations in Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls and Hayden:

Coeur d’Alene: Seltice Trail HeadRiverstone ParkCherry Hill Park

Post Falls: Wal-Mart (get permission), Post Falls City HallThomas Hammer Coffee (get permission)

Hayden: Super One Foods (get permission), Hayden City HallFinucane Park

Jamie Lynn Morgan

A woman on a bicycle, working 4 self, carnivore, coffee, murder mysteries, red wine, sci-fi, micro-brews, & purple. Let's all be car(e) free together! #idahobike

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