Thursday, May 19, 2011

Keweenaw's Bike 2 Work Day to be held Friday, May 20

HANCOCK -- Bike 2 Work Day will be held tomorrow, Friday, May 20, in Hancock, Houghton, Calumet and Laurium with morning and afternoon snack and bike-safety-check stations in all three communities.

Ann Pace of Hancock, a member of the Houghton County Bike Commission, offers snacks and bike safety information to biking commuters in Hancock during the May 2010 Bike 2 Work Day. Pace prepared home-made snacks, and the 5th and Elm Coffee House donated coffee. Both will be donating these again. Click on photo for larger version. (Photo by Keweenaw Now)*

Celebrate National Bike 2 Work Day to save money on gas and get healthy. Snack stops and free water bottles will be handed out in Calumet, Laurium, Hancock and Houghton from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at various stations manned by volunteers.

Volunteers will be contributing healthy snacks. The Fifth and Elm Coffee Shop and the Keweenaw Co-op will donate coffee for participants.

Click here to register on line for the event to win prizes.

In case of rain Friday, Bike 2 Work will take place on Monday, May 23.

This is the third year of Houghton's participation in National Bike 2 Work Day and the second year for Hancock and Calumet.

Visit the Keweenaw Bike 2 Work Day 2011 Web site for the detailed schedule and location of snack and bike-safety-check stations.

* Editor's Note: See the May 23, 2010, article by Kate Flynn on last year's local Bike 2 Work Day and see more photos.

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