Friday was National Bike to Work Day and BACA board member Judy Lansky ramrodded this show. Judy wanted folks to truly ride to work, so caravans were arranged from and to various points in the city. Diane and I joined NLR Mayor Pat Hays at the Park Hill collection point, then went on to meet riders coming in from Lakewood and beyond at a location on North Hills Blvd.
Since I usually work from home my ride to work was a bit of a loop. I was there primarily to report and to support the cause! This group rode to River Trail Station for coffee, juice and bagels. While there, we got a report that the Capital Hotel, one of several merchants offering amenities to riders, had a great pastry bar set up. We had to check that out!
This is not the usual scene at the Capital Hotel banquet room.
The spread at the Capital Hotel was impressive! Silverware and linen napkins complemented the fresh pastries nicely! Your Bike to Work button will also get you a free appetizer through May 24. Many local bike shops offered discounts to button holders and companies like Garver provided refreshment stops.
I love to see the bike community pull together for events like these. Both the Ride of Silence and Bike To Work Day were well organized. well publicized and very positive in nature. Thanks to BACA and to all of the merchants and businesses that offered time and resources to help make the happen.