Active Bike to Work Week

Bike to Work Week 2019 was held from May 13-19. Dubuque area bicycling groups, such as Tri-State Trail Vision, the Bike Coop, and TMBR, actively promote BTWW.  Several activities filled out the week. Free Flight and Bicycle World supplied raffle prizes for BTWW registrants. Mayor Roy Buol proclaimed May 13-19 as Bike to Work Week. City buses gave bikers free busing during the week and sported banners to develop awareness. Bike rodeos were held the prior week to teach bike safety and get the word out to student riders.

Avid Dubuque cyclist Jim Saul created a Bike to Work Week page this year. He encouraged riders and provided timely advice before, during, and after the week via postings. Riders who signed up via the Facebook page could pick up a BTWW 2019 decal from the Bike Coop.  Winners of the raffle prizes from Free Flight Bikes and Bicycle World included:

Bicycle World Water Bottle – Nick Harrold
Free Flight Water Bottle – Kristen Winkler
Kryptonite Cable Bike Lock – Amy English
Park Tool AWS-10 Multi-Tool – Christopher Wilson
Incredibell Original – Denny Thibadeau
Nashbar Seatpost Light – Darrell Clark
Finish Line Dry Chain Lube – Jordan Giesemann
Nashbar Ding Dong Bell – Libby Root
$50 Free Flight Gift Certificate – Brandon Harms

Nearly 1460 miles were recorded by the 41 participants, thus saving the environment and providing good exercise. The weather generally held out as well. Thanks to all the participants and sponsors during this year’s BTWW.

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