Wednesday, July 30 2008 @ 09:38 AM UTC
Contributed by: B' Spokes
Wow, what a great turnout for the ’08 Bike to Work Day on May 16! Despite the torrential rains, nearly 85 of the record number of 171 registrants participated. I am happy to announce that Harford County has kept its “title” as the second largest rally in the Baltimore region. For the past two years we have more than doubled the number of registrants and are confident, with your support, that this trend will continue. In this edition, you will find highlights of the rally and some really great photographs from the soggy morning event.
There are other growing trends in the cycling world as well. Since the price of gas has topped the $4 a gallon mark, many folks are rethinking the use of their bicycles to commute to work. This is a good news/bad news kind of situation. It’s great that more people are taking their bikes out, riding them, getting their exercise, reducing pollution and traffic congestion, and saving the environment. But more bikes mean more accidents. For many it has been a long time since they have ridden a bike and they really could benefit from a “bike mentor” to help them brush up on their safety skills.
If you want to learn more about bike safety, or want to sharpen your cycling skills, check out the Harford County Commuter Assistance Website at www.harfordcountymd.gov/commuter/ to contact a mentor. You might even want to sign up to become a mentor. Contact us. We welcome all the help we can get.
Pat Fielder Harford County Commuter Assistance Program