As an all-volunteer organization we rely on you, our supporters and volunteers. You are the reason we are successful, from getting out and demanding more funds for Bike Plan implementation to making Anchorage’s Bike to Work Day a success. BCA wanted to express its thanks to everyone who helped out to make Bike to Work Day awesome.
First, we wanted to thank those at the Municipality for organizing the Day, registering teams and making sure counters were out. A big thanks to Anne Schlapia for leading the charge for the Muni. Thanks to Kelsey Preecs at Northwest Strategies for all the great BTWD graphics and promotional materials. Thanks to Lori Schanche for organizing all the bike counters. And a huge thanks to the 2014 BTWD counters: Alden Woracheck, Dean Campodonico, Nim Ha, Jennifer Witt, Pat Jarrett, Paul Leitman, Karen Lakey, Tyler Robinson, Tanya Eide, Aimee Rathburn, Amanda Johnson, Lisa Kenning, John Weddleton, Jason Breece, Roger Shaw, Craig Lyon, Karol Fink, Mandi Seethaler, Bob Shipley, Mark Butler, Jon Spring, Keri Clark, Mark Fitch, Howard Teas, CRW Engineering, Gordon Jones, and Anne Brooks.
Second, we wanted to thank all the amazing businesses, organizations and agencies that hosted Bike Stations across town. This year we had a record 18 Bike Stations. Our Bike Station hosts were: (1) the Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game; (2) Alaska Public Media and Alaska Pacific Univ.; (3) Alaska Regional Hospital; (4) the Anchorage Police Department and Anchorage Police Dept. Employees Assoc.; (5) Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Southcentral Foundation; (6) Bayshore Clubhouse; (7) the Calista Corporation; (8) CRW Engineering Group; (9) Dark Horse Coffee; (10) Denali Federal Credit Union; (11) Kumin Associates; (12) PDC Inc. Engineers & Bettisworth North; (13) Public Employees Local 71; (14) RIM Architechts & Corvus Design; (15) Trek Store of Anchorage & House of Bread; (16) USKH Inc.; and (17) Visit Anchorage.
Third, we wanted to thank the amazing sponsors of the BCA Bike Station. Great Harvest Bread Co., Kaladi Brothers, Steamdot Coffee, Midnight Sun Brewing Co., Modern Dwellers Chocolate Lounge, and Spenard Roadhouse.
Finally, we wanted to thank the amazing BCA volunteers who helped make this event happen: Thanks to Lindsey Hajduk, Nick Moe, Brian Litmans, Kim Duffy, Amy Dalton, Eeva Latosuo, Galen Flint, Mike Morganson and those at REI that helped with the tables, Chelsea Ward-Walker, Barbara Rowland, Sienna Berglof, Mel Langdon, Brad Sandison, Jed Smith, Gina Jacobson, Brendan Babb, and a whole bunch of other folks that I am sure I am forgetting (sorry, if I missed you please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can be sure to include you).
You are all amazing and one of the major reasons we are becoming more and more bike-friendly as a city. Thank you from all of us at BCA!