Happy Spring! This Friday, May 25, is Walk/Ride Day! Check-in your commute NOW or any day through Tuesday, May 29 to enter the raffle & redeem retail rewards. (You can always check-in again to modify; the last version is the one that is recorded!)
Dear Green Streets friends,
Celebrate May's Walk/Ride Day and check-in your commute anytime between Friday, May 18 and Tuesday, May 29. Walk/Ride Days are an opportunity to experiment with your commute once a month or to celebrate your normal commute - either is fine! Simply checking in your commute is the most important action to your workplace's leaderboard rank and enters you into a raffle for fabulous prizes.
May Walk/Ride Day Theme: Biking
Check-in Question of the Month is:
What are your favorite items of bike commuting gear and what might you like to add?
Check-in Raffle Prizes:
(5) Free day-long rentals of a Superpedestrian powered bike. (Superpedestrian is also a new retail partner. Checking in for Walk/Ride Day entitles you to $5 off the day long fee to rent their cool electric bike! Click here to request a code.)
(2) Gift certificates for 2 round-trip tickets on the CapeFLYER (bike friendly train travel to Cape Cod)
(3) Bike Benefits helmet stickers
New Feature: Retailer Coupons!
You can now download or print coupons to use with our retail partners after you check-in on Walk/Ride Day. Visit the retail partner map and select the coupons you would like to redeem using the checkboxes. Let us know what you think!
Events (many more listed here!)
Pre Walk/Ride Day
May 23, 6:30 to 7:30 pm: Livable City Social with Cambridge Bike Safety and Whole Foods, 115 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Walk/Ride Day - May 25
Free yoga classes, free ice cream, free coffee, and other free and discounted goodies throughout our region
Somerville Bike Committee / Whole Foods Commuter Breakfast 8 am to 9 am, Beacon Street, Somerville
Free Pancake Breakfast at Ferris Wheels Bike Shop in Jamaica Plain starting at 7 am
Free electric bike demos and trials every Friday at Superpedestrian's Cambridge headquarters
Post Walk/Ride Day
June 10: Bikes Not Bombs Annual Bike-a-thon
Superpedestrian, maker of the Copenhagen wheel. "Transform the bike you already love."
Clif Bar is donating 15,000 bars to Walk/Ride Day workplaces.
May Non-Profit Partner: Bikes Not Bombs
Bikes Not Bombs uses the bicycle as a vehicle for social change, reclaiming thousands of bicycles a year to reuse in their local youth programs and bike shop in Boston, and for projects with international partners. Bikes Not Bombs programs provide skill development, jobs, and sustainable transportation while mobilizing youth and adults to be leaders in community transformation. Register now for their 31st Annual Bike-A-Thon, June 10th. Ride 10, 30, 50, or 100 miles yourself or with a team. Enjoy free food, a t-shirt, ride support, and an after-party, all while making a real difference!
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Have a great rest of your day, week, and weekend, and please stay in touch!
Janie Katz-Christy, Director