May 08, 2014

Bike-to-Work Week begins Monday

The Department of Geography has organized a bicycle team and is challenging other departments to bike to work, Monday, May 12 through May 16.  Those interested can sign up at to form a team and log rides. 

There are three local events to encourage and celebrate biking as a transportation and fitness activity.  On Monday, May 12, a light breakfast kick-off with Carbondale Mayor Don Monty and Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.  At noon, on Wednesday, May 14, there will be a ride with Monty and city hall staff. The ride begins at city hall and there is a meet-up spot at the Communications Building south parking lot at 12:15 p.m.  The route is a little more than 4.5 miles and will be at a leisurely pace.  On May 16, the 12th annual Bike-to-Work luncheon at the Town Square Pavilion takes place, with lunch provided by the Neighborhood Coop.  Prizes will be awarded.