City counts 219 bicycle commuters on Bike to Work Day

May 31, 2011

By Staff

NEW — 8 a.m. May 31, 2011

The city Resource Conservation Office declared National Bike to Work Day a success in Issaquah.

Cascade Bicycle Club, the largest such organization in the United States, helped put on Puget Sound’s F5 Bike to Work Day event May 20.

Issaquah set up a station at state Route 900 and Northwest Sammamish Road to count cyclists, offer bike repairs and hand out snacks. Officials counted 219 cyclists on Bike to Work Day in Issaquah — more than last year but shy of the record 254 from 2008.

Participants met bike commuters coming from as far away as Duvall and headed as far as Kent.

Resource Conservation Office employees, alongside Pacific Bicycle Co. owners Scott and Kristie Fredricks, and Cycle the Wave ambassadors from the Lakemont Ladies Cycling Club staffed the station. Issaquah-based Costco donated fruit and Pacific Bicycle Co. offered bike repairs.

Bikers received free Clif Bars, water bottles, maps and information about bicycling in the Puget Sound region.

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3 Responses to “City counts 219 bicycle commuters on Bike to Work Day”

  1. Anonymous on May 31st, 2011 10:33 am

    This is news? People blocking traffic in their cute little tights

  2. Goretex Guy on May 31st, 2011 2:45 pm

    Bicycle Commuters ARE traffic.

  3. Anonymous 2 on May 31st, 2011 3:49 pm

    Keep in mind if they weren’t “People blocking traffic in their cute little tights”
    they would be People blocking traffc in their cute little cars”.

    1. They are people.

    2. They are going to work or making the same trips those in cars are and
    their choice of transportation has nothing to do with the importance of
    their trip.

    3. They are people.

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