Bike To Work Day Success!!

By: Shannon Houser; Brittany Lowe
By: Shannon Houser; Brittany Lowe

National Bike to Work Day turns out nearly thirty people in Parkersburg.

Bikers took off from City Park at seven in the morning making their way through new bike trails in Downtown Parkersburg.

Are you planning on biking to work on Friday?

Plans are finalized for bike to work day this Friday, May 18th.

Bikers should meet at the City Park Pavilion before 7 a.m. From there, they'll travel along the new Little Kanawha Connector Route that leads right up to the Downtown Farmers Market.

From 7:30 to 9:30 free breakfast will be provided for bikers.

It's an event that reminds people of the importance of the environment and staying fit. "You save some money by biking to work as opposed to driving your car and second is it's good exercise to get your day going and get moving," explains City Development Director, Ann Conageski.

There's also plans for making a permanent structure downtown to make it a little easier to bike to work every day and not just Friday.

"We're putting a bike shelter downtown so when people come they'll have a safe place to leave their bike and that they'll make it a tradition of biking to work. On sunny days and beautiful days that they'll ride their bike to work. We're trying to make it safer for them, too with designated paths."

Last year around 25 people rode their bikes to work. Organizers are hoping for more and more people to start riding each year.

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