As a regular bike commuter who frequently arrives at work rain-soaked and bike grease-smeared, I know how important it is for workplaces to offer proper support for those who choose bicycling as a healthy and sustainable transportation alternative. Of course, at Cascade Bicycle Club, we all have access to training classes in bicycle commuting, ample bike racks and supportive co-workers. But not everyone is so lucky.
Want to support Cascade’s efforts in encouraging bicycling as a viable transportation alternative? Join more than 400 community leaders, as well as special guests King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn for the 2010 Vulcan Bike to Work Breakfast! The event is our only “traditional” fundraiser of the year – and we aim to raise $100,000 this year to support programs that truly get more people out of cars and onto bicycles.
Our keynote speaker this year will be John Burke, CEO of Trek Bicycle Corporation, who is sure to leave attendees inspired. According to Burke, “Getting more people to ride bikes more often by creating bicycle-friendly communities is the biggest opportunity we have to make the world a better place. As bicycle people we have a lot to do and not much time to do it. The time is now.”
Of course, we couldn’t agree more!
For more details or to register (as an individual or table captain), visit www.cascade.org/breakfast. Thanks for your support!