The nationwide event held in May promotes bicycling as an option for commuting to work. The date varies by city.
Commuter stations offer snacks, maps and bike tips. To find a station near you, go to www.cascade.org/commute-stations.
In Everett, Mayor Ray Stephanson and other city officials will lead a celebration ride at 7:30 a.m. from the Snohomish County Courthouse to Everett Station. The ride starts at the plaza at Wall Street and Rockefeller Avenue. Bike to Work Day T-shirts will be given out on a first-come basis.
Free bicycling maps, refreshments and safety checks will be offered from 5 to 9 a.m. at Everett Station, 3201 Smith Ave.; Everett Boeing station, 75th Street and Seaway Boulevard; South Everett station, Beverly Park and Commando Roads; and Lynnwood Transit Center, Interurban Trail at 202nd St. SW and 46th Avenue W.
For more information, visit www.ci.everett.wa.us.
The Edmonds bike commuter station is from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Copper Pot Indian Bar & Grill, 102 Main St., near the bus, train and ferry transit hubs.
Jan Niemi of Edmonds Bicycle Advocacy Group said any bike will do.
“Last year, one lady found a bike in her garage that was dirty and dusty with a flat tire. She dusted it off, pumped it up, took the ferry across to Edmonds and went to her job in Lynnwood,” Niemi said.
“Another one came on a child's bike. It was a dad riding a purple-and-pink bike.”
“It's always kind of entertaining,” Niemi said. “Some get dressed up in zany costumes.”
A celebration ride begins at 7:30 a.m. at the PCC parking lot, 9803 Edmonds Way. For more information, got to www.edmondsbicyclegroup.org.
Andrea Brown; 425-339-3443; firstname.lastname@example.org
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