City counts 219 bicycle commuters on Bike to Work Day

June 7, 2011

By Staff

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 in 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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