Bike to Work Day 2013

Bike to Work Day 2013

The City of Modesto, along with a number of other organizations, will host Modesto Bike to Work Day. This event will be held on Friday, May 10 between 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. at Tenth Street Plaza, on 10th Street, between J & K Streets. Residents are encouraged to bike into downtown before starting their work day. All-day secured bicycle parking is available. A continental breakfast will be provided to all bicycle riders who commute to work on a bicycle. The first 150 riders will receive a free tee-shirt and bicycle incentives. All riders can enter the prize drawing and win one of several prizes. A new addition for Bike to Work Day 2013 will include a Ride with the Mayor route. Everyone is invited to meet Mayor Marsh at Plantation Coffee & Cafe, located at the intersection of Floyd Avenue and Roselle Avenue in Village One Plaza. Mayor Marsh plans to arrive at Plantation Coffee at approximately 7:15 a.m. and then depart for his bike commute at approximately 7:30 a.m. Bike commuters will be led by a motorcycle unit from the Modesto Police Department. For more details on the route, please visit modestogov.com/bikes.

The goals of Bike to Work Day are to develop bicycling as a form of transportation to the work place, decrease traffic congestion, improve air quality, and promote safe bicycle commuting. For those whose commute may seem too daunting to complete entirely by bicycle, all buses operated by Modesto Area Express (MAX) and Stanislaus Regional Transit (StaRT) are equipped with user friendly bike racks. No additional fare is required. For more Bike to Work Day information, contact Megan (209) 571-5193, or email mdistaso@modestogov.com. For information on MAX, please visit www.ModestoAreaExpress.com or call (209)521-1274. For details on StaRT, you may visit www.srt.org or call 1-800-262-1516.

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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.