Bike to Work Day: May 14, 2009

Ames Center Director S. Pete Worden encourages all NASA staff to participate in Bike to Work Day on Thursday, May 14, 2009. The Center Director’s Office, the Ames Bicycle Club, and Code V are hosting a Bike to Work Day Celebration Station on May 14, from 7 - 10 a.m. along Arnold Avenue, next to the NASA Ames sign, just outside the Arnold Ave Gate. Stop by to refuel on food and beverages, enter the raffle and pick up local city bike maps and other bike information.

Biking to work is a great way avoid congested freeways, reduce your carbon footprint, enjoy the fresh air, and get some exercise.

Why should you try bicycling to work?

  • Almost 40 percent of Bay Area commuters live within five miles of their workplace, a distance considered ideal for bicycle commuting.
  • If every person living this close to their workplace pedaled to work on Bike to Work Day, more than 60,000 vehicles would be off the road, reducing tailpipe emissions by more than 150,000 pounds.
  • Bicycle commuting also eases the parking crunch—twelve bicycles can fit in the space needed to park a single car.