Thursday, September 29, 2011
Bicycle Commute Challenge - Day 19 Introducing Your Friends to Cycling and the Services Offered.
It was great to see the multitude of new people exposed to cycling associated with the Bicycle Commute Challenge. I was responsible for four cyclists that hadn't been commuting regularly. I am very proud of them and it will be interesting to see if they continue on as the weather turns and the days become shorter. It makes me wonder why bikes don't just come with lights. Some of the "Dutch" bikes have those features, but it's one more barrier to getting on your bike in the morning and of course lights are important for safety. One of the best programs to that end is the "Get Lit" program. It's another smart program put out there Portland volunteers that are motivated with the goal of getting more people on their bikes and getting them there safely.