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'CycleMAYnia' Encourages Commuters To Ditch Car

By Joe Buttitta, KEYT - KCOY - KKFX Anchor/Reporter, jbuttitta@keyt.com
Published On: May 13 2014 02:35:18 PM CDT
Updated On: May 13 2014 11:31:16 PM CDT

Save money, get healthy and live a little

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

Save money, get healthy and live a little

That's the motto "CycleMAYnia" organizers are hoping commuters will live by over the next week. Bike to Work Week falls durning the same time the Amgen Tour of California will be rolling through Santa Barbara County. 

Several employers are hosting Bike to Work Day events this week, including Santa Barbara based Sonos Speakers. A breakfast was hosted Tuesday morning encouraging employees and community member to keep the car at home and pedal to work.

BIKE TO WORK EVENTS

Tuesday, May 13
Sonos Bike to Work Breakfast at 223 E. De la Guerra St. 7:30 - 9:00 am.
Deckers Bike to Work Breakfast – 6601 Hollister Avenue, Goleta. 7:30 - 9:00 am

Wednesday, May 14
City of Goleta Bike to Work Breakfast at Goleta City Hall 130 Cremona Dr.
7:00 – 9:00 am
City of Santa Barbara After Work Bike Stop at the Bikestation courtyard at 1219
Anacapa St. 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM.

Thursday, May 15
UCSB Bike Breakfast Celebration at the UCSB Campus Bluffs above Goleta
Beach. 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Friday, May 16
Lynda.com Bike to Work Day Breakfast –6410 Via Real, Carpinteria
7:30 am – 9:00 am

Friday, May 16
Yardi Bike to Work Day Breakfast –430 S. Fairview Ave. 7:30 – 9:00 am

Bicycle Bob’s After Work Pit Stop - Bicycle Bob’s Bike Shop at 320 S. Kellogg
St, Goleta. 4:00 – 6:00 pm 

Bike to Work Day is a great excuse to try bike commuting for the first time. Here are a few simple tips to make the experience more enjoyable:

Tip 1. 

Plan your route. Remember that the route you take by car is often not the best path to take by bike. The County Bike Map published by Traffic Solutions is a great resource and can be acquired at most bike shops or online at TrafficSolutions.info.

Tip 2.

Prepare the day before. Pack your bag, lunch and clothes, check your bike, and estimate your travel time. Being frazzled the morning of your first bike commute may result in an aborted mission.

Tip 3.

Repeat. Your bike commute will get considerably easier the second time. Don’t let your efforts go to waste by limiting your bike commuting to one day a year.

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