Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Bike to Work Day 2009: Duluth

Bike to Work Week is May 11th thru May 15th. Here's what I know so far about Bike to Work Week and Day, 2009 in Duluth. (I'll add more if more info becomes available)

From Fitgers, KQDS, 92.1 Lite FM and Continental Ski and Bike & Red Rock Radio

"Fitgers, KQDS, 92.1 Lite FM and Continental Ski and Bike & Red Rock Radio have joined together in an effort to encourage Duluthians to ride to work!

We're hosting "BIKE TO WORK DAY" all day at Fitgers, Friday, May 15th.

We'll have free gift bags for cyclists (full of cool stuff), free safety checks, free Fitger's coffee & food, prizes and local celebs! We encourage cyclists to challenge their co-workers and pledge that they'll ride to work for Western Lake Superior Habitat for Humanity. The cyclist with the most pledges will win a bike from Continental.
Pledge forms available at Fitger's front desk, Continental Ski and Bike or Red Rock Radio.
For more information stop by Continental Ski and Bike - behind Plaza Walgreens - 1305 East First Street - 218 728-4466"

From the Bike to Work Committee
Date – Friday, May 15, 2009
Time – 7:00am – 9:00am
Place – Minnesota Power Plaza – Lake Ave & Superior Street

Event will include:
  • Refreshments provided by the Radisson Hotel.
  • Bike inspections from local bike shops.
  • Demonstration on how to use the bike racks on a DTA bus.
  • Bicycle commuting tips and information.
  • Bike storage for bicyclists that day will be available at the YMCA.

The event is presented by the Bike to Work Committee, comprised of
representatives from the following:
Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC)
Duluth Area Trails Alliance (DATA)
Duluth Transit Authority (DTA)
Fit City Duluth
Greater Downtown Council (GDC)
Radisson Hotel Duluth Harborview

For more info, contact James Gittemeier at ARDC (218) 529-7556 or

From the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota

Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota will put on a traffic skills class May 15-16.

Traffic Skills Flyer
Traffic Skills Registration

If anyone wants help coming from the Lakeside, I'd be willing to lead a group. Contact me here and I'll work on getting a starting place, etc...


Doug said...

Jeff, Thanks for posting this info. It isn't info that is readily available unless you really look for it.

Christine said...

Transportation for America is co-sponsoring events as well. I am helping organize a bike to work fashion event to be held on Fri. May 15th, 11:45-12:15. We'll have models showing off the latest gear and cool clothes to ride to work. Look for them handing out goodie bags at Fitger's and on the lake walk.

For more information about the Transportation for America campaign, please visit or contact me, Christine Goepfert, MN Field Organizer at (612) 991-9497.