Bike To Work 2016
Bike To Work
Wednesday, May 11
Thursday, May 12
Swing by our stores on Wednesday May 11 for 20% off clothing, parts and accessories as part of Ecology Action’s Gear Up Day for Bike To Work Week.
Then, come see us at a new breakfast site for Bike to Work Day on Thursday May 12! We’ll be stationed at The Picnic Basket on Beach Street in Santa Cruz from 6:30-9:30 am offering FREE basic bike maintenance. Grab your free breakfast courtesy The Picnic Basket and we’ll fix up the minor issues that ail your fine steed.
About Ecology Action
For nearly 30 years, Ecology Action has been organizing the Bike To Work program in Santa Cruz County. The program happens every May and October and now represents the largest sustainable transportation event in the region and serves a combined total of over 13,000 residents every year. For Spring 2016, Bike To Work runs from May 6-13.
The mission of Ecology Action Bike Programs is to increase the number of people using active forms of transportation by providing education and resources for youth and adults to make their active commute safer and more frequent.
Ecology Action strives to get people to act today to create more sustainable living and our bicycle and walking initiatives hit the mark for more sustainable health, financial well-being, community connections and environment. The simple act of pedaling, walking or pushing a scooter for regular around town trips can transform and improve lives. Our active (legs moving, lungs pumping, and heart beating) transportation effort encompasses a number of distinct programs with a focus on school children, families, commuters, businesses and public agencies.
Some of Ecology Action’s bicycle and walking programs have been in existence since 1987. For example, their Bike to Work/School initiative has grown both organically and through intentional innovation and refinements to meet the evolving needs and interest of our community. This flagship program now serves over 13,000 participants annually with a strong youth presence. Simply put, Ecology Action believes and invests in our community’s children. Their direct services engage kids in healthy, positive, educational, and maturing activities. Biking, walking, skateboarding, and push scootering to school and around town is an act of self-reliance, discovery and exercise that grows better children. This also holds true for adults; less money on costly vehicles, more regular exercise and reduced carbon footprint are some of the benefits of leaving the car in the driveway.
Learn more about Ecology Action here