Wednesday, May 19, 2021

May 21 Bike to Work Day

And you don't have to dress like you're a competitor in the Tour de France, either!

Downtown Mainstreet and Drift Cycle are hosting Bike to Work Day on May 21. You could also Bike to the Library, Bike to the Grocery Store, or Bike to School.

Stop by the DMI office at 422 Main Street for a little treat and to learn more about Drift Cycle Bike Share Program.
  • 7 am to 8:30 am
    360 Nutrition will have power teas and power bars.
    DMI will distribute OJ and treats from downtown businesses.
  • 11:30 am to 1 pm
    Meet Mayor Mitch Reynolds!
    DMI will distribute sub-sandwiches and lemonade.
  • 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
    Drift Cycle Swag and Membership Special – half off an annual membership, $50 only $25 at our event.
    Membership includes unlimited half hour rides with each additional half hour is only $1
    Drift Bikes can be returned to any of the six Drift Bike stations in downtown.
  • There will be a Drift Cycle demonstration at each time slot.
    Drift Cycle is offering:
    FREE 1-hour ride Referral Code for new members
    FREE 1 hour Promo Code for existing members.
Go for a solo ride. Take a photo. Share it with the world. Show how #BikesUnite.

Tips for bike commuting:

* Get a comfy upright bike with fenders (or get some light-weight clip-on fenders)

* Wear normal clothes (invest in a rain suit for wet days#)

* Don't race! Easy pace!

* Have a basket, panniers, or rack trunk to carry your lunch, water, wallet, phone, etc. Backpacks work, too, but they might be uncomfortable.

* If it might be rainy, take a bag or seat cap to keep your saddle dry.

* Agitate for secure covered bike parking close to your workplace or classroom.

* Agitate for PROTECTED BIKE LANES on all major routes so anyone of any age or ability (AAA riders) can safely and joyously ride to work, school, or wherever they want to go.

* If needed, you can put your bike on the bus.

And pick a route that you'll feel comfortable riding--as straight as possible. Often, one street over from the busy street is a super quiet street you'll have mostly to yourself. But don't be satisfied with crappy routing and second-class status.

# There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes.

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