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COP Table at Bike to Work Day

  • 05/20/2016
  • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Columbus Commons, Downtown Columbus, Ohio


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COP table at

Bike to Work Day

FRIDAY, MAY 20!5:00-9:00PM

Join us after work at Columbus Commons for music, food, drink, and all things BIKE! 

If you can't help out, be sure to stop by the COP booth and say hello!

We will be recognizing all of the new Bike Friendly Businesses  https://www.columbus.gov/publichealth/programs/Healthy-Places/Bike-Friendly-Business/ that have achieved designation over the last year, celebrating our city's latest bike infrastructure investments https://www.columbus.gov/protectedbikelanes/ , and releasing a new and improved Columbus Metro Bike Map! http://www.morpc.org/transportation/bicycle-pedestrian/columbus-metro-bike-map/index

Columbus Commons, our presenting sponsor, provides a truly unique backdrop for this annual event in the heart of Downtown Columbus. 

 Bike to Work Day will officially kick off the 2016 season of Concerts at the Commons  http://columbuscommons.org/happenings/concerts/ with a free concert featuring Saintseneca http://www.saintseneca.com/ an American-folk rock band from Columbus.

BRING YOUR BIKE Complimentary bike valet parking will be provided by Yay Bikes! thanks to our friends at Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District. http://downtowncolumbus.com/home/about-us/capital-crossroads-sid/

Ride a CoGo bike http://www.cogobikeshare.com/ to the Columbus Commons station between 5:00-6:00pm to be entered into a prize drawing! Winner will be announced at the event. You do not need to be present to win, but if the winner does not claim their prize within 7 days, another winner will be chosen.

NEED SOME POINTERS? Interested in biking to work but not sure where to start? 
Stop by your local bike shop
 http://www.yaybikes.com/blog/2016/2/22/central-ohioarea-bike-shops to get your bike in shape or get a CoGo Bike Share  http://www.cogobikeshare.com/ membership 

Brush up on your 
rights http://www.yaybikes.com/blog/2015/12/bike-life-101-cyclists-rights-under-the-law and responsibilities http://www.yaybikes.com/blog/2016/1/14/bike-life-101-cyclists-responsibilities-under-the-law  as a bicyclist

Plan your route
 http://www.yaybikes.com/blog/2015/10/planning-a-route ahead of time and ride safely and confidently http://www.yaybikes.com/blog/2015/12/bike-life-101-where-to-ride-on-the-road

Make sure to 
dress for the weather  http://www.yaybikes.com/blog/2015/11/bike-life-101-dressing-for-weather  and have a back-up plan  http://www.yaybikes.com/blog/2015/11/bike-life-101-planning-for-contingencies

Click here for more answers to common bike commuting concerns  http://bikeleague.org/sites/default/files/overcoming_commuting_concerns.pdf

MORPC RideSolutions, COTA, CoGo, and car2go are sponsoring a Commuter Challenge to give Central Ohio commuters the opportunity to take alternate transportation (carpool, vanpool, transit, bike, walk and car2go) and win awesome prizes at the same time! 

 Win a $500 gift card, a $200 gift card, Chipotle for one year or other cool daily and weekly prizes. To win, simply register as a commuter and log each trip you take. The more days you participate, the more chances you have to win.

 Registration opens May 1st, and the challenge begins June 1st. Join the Commuter Challenge today. It's easy, affordable and healthier for you and the planet. #MakeYourMilesMatter

Go to www.morpc.org/commuterchallenge   http://www.morpc.org/commuterchallenge to sign up or log into your account, then log the days you use an alternative form of transportation. 

The National Bike Challenge is a nationwide event uniting thousands of current bicyclists—and encouraging countless new riders. It is a free and easy way to challenge yourself, your colleagues and your community to ride more. Users compete on a local, state and national level. The Challenge aims to unite 75,000 riders to pedal 35 million miles from May 1 through September 30.

Learn more and register here https://nationalbikechallenge.org/home

Facebook event page for sharing: https://www.facebook.com/events/1709116659346513/ 

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