Many things have changed this year due to COVID-19, and our beloved "Bike to Work Day" is not the exception.
As its name says, the event focuses on counting, encouraging, and rewarding all of those biking from their homes to their workplaces; treat stations are located all around the city, and cyclists can stop by and have a snack, participants can also get a commemorative shirt.
Anchorage Bike to Work Day is a local celebration of the national event initiated in 1965 by the League of American Bicyclists. Each May, Bike to Work Day is a celebration of community and health.
Rider participation has increased 260% since 2007; and in 2017 a total of 4,189 riders were counted. Thank you to our dedicated volunteer counters, snack/treat station hosts and partners!
A large number of people are still working from home, that's why this year we've changed the name to "Take a Bike Ride Day", meaning that we will be celebrating all of those riding a bike around the city.
Take a Bike Ride Day will take place on September 22nd in conjunction with World Car-Free Day!
You can register individually and ride solo, or register the members of your household and/or family and encourage them to ride with you on this day.
Treat stations will be available from 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM and 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM with pre-packaged food and beverages, a map with the location of the treat stations will be available soon!
We ask everyone to follow all physical distancing and face-covering requirements, we also encourage everyone to wear a helmet, if you don't have one you can get one for free by completing this online bike course.
Mark your calendar, and register!