Public encouraged to join OCTA this Thursday on a three mile ride
May 8, 2012
ORANGE – Commuters looking for ways to improve their health, help the environment and cut the cost of driving are invited to participate in Bike to Work Week from May 14 to 18. To kick off the week, riders are encouraged to join OCTA for a Bike Rally this Thursday, May 10.
Bike Rally participants will meet at the Orange Metrolink Station at 7:30 a.m. for a 3- mile ride to the OCTA headquarters alongside OCTA Director Shawn Nelson, OCTA Director Lorri Galloway and CEO Will Kempton, kicking off Bike to Work Week.
“With the weather warming up and gas prices still expensive, now is the perfect time to save money and exercise by choosing to ride a bike rather than drive,” said OCTA Chairman Paul Glaab, also mayor of Laguna Niguel. “Orange County is home to more than 1,000 miles of bikeways, making Bike to Work Week a viable transportation alternative for many residents.”
To date, more than 500 bikers in Orange County have pledged to ride approximately 73,000 miles during National Bike Month in May. Participants can pledge to ride to work, school, shop or play for a chance to win prizes donated by local businesses such as a bike, iPad, Oakley sunglasses and cycling gear.
To be eligible for prizes, participants can visit www.octa.net/ bike and fill out a pledge form. After completing the form, a $25 discount coupon to Jax Bicycle Center is available for download.
Orange County’s Bike to Work Week is sponsored by Jax Bicycle Center, Oakley, Kaiser Permanente, REI, Spectrumotion, Rock N’ Road Cyclery and the Irvine I-Shuttle.