Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 21!
To recognize Anchorage’s Bike to Work Day, Southcentral Foundation (SCF) and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) will be hosting a refueling station on the Alaska Native Medical Campus (ANMC), along the bike trail at 4000 Ambassador Drive on corner of Elmore and Tudor. Free coffee, snacks and encouragement will be offered to all bicyclists starting at 7 a.m . A Biker Bash will end the day with live music, games, prizes and pizza to celebrate the Bike to Work Day.
SCF and ANTHC have committed to promoting commuting via bicycle and are home to the largest bike to work team in Anchorage. “Team ANMC is over 300 cyclists strong and we feel confident that number will climb even higher in the next few days,” said Teresa Hicks Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Manager at ANTHC. “Many of these are employees are first-time participants in Bike to Work Day.”
The bicyclists of Anchorage are invited to attend the following events adjacent to the bike trail on the ANMC Campus:
- 7 - 9 a.m. Biker Breakfast
- Coho Cup is supplying organic fair trade coffee and string cheese.
- Alaska’s Best Water is supplying the water for the refueling station. Stop by and fill up your water bottle!
- Yummy baked goods and hard boiled eggs will also be there to round out a Biker Breakfast on the go!
- 12 p.m. Bike Blessing
- 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Biker Bash—bring the kids!
- Bike games
- LIVE Music
“Bike to Work Day is a great opportunity for organizations to support cycling and, in particular, the city’s bicycle commuters,” said Laurie Wiese, Health Education Manager at SCF. “As health care organizations, ANTHC and SCF are working to make it easier for our employees to use alternative forms of transportation that contribute to the greater good of the community and improve employee wellness.”For more information on Bike to Work Day, visit the Municipality of Anchorage website: http://www.muni.org/departments/health/planning/pages/biketoworkday.aspx