Commuter Services Issues Annual Challenge for Bike to Work Week
On: May 7, 2015 Filed Under: Member News
York, Pa. (May 7, 2015) – Commuter Services of Pennsylvania is teaming up with local partners Bicycle South Central Pennsylvania, Bike Harrisburg, Eat Play Breathe York, the Harrisburg Bicycle Club, Healthy Adams Bicycle/Pedestrian Inc. (HABPI), the Lebanon Valley Bicycle Coalition, Lighten Up Lancaster and ReDesign Reading to challenge regional employers and commuters to participate in its sixth annual Bike to Work Week, May 10–May 16.
Commuters who ride their bicycles to work during the week will be entered to win a Bike Prize Pack valued at more than $50. The employer with the greatest number of bicycling commuters will also be recognized. To qualify, bicycle commuters should log their activity for Bike to Work Week at http://pacommuterservices.org/biketoworkweek2015/ beginning Friday, May 15.
The challenge is open to all employers and commuters in Adams, Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties. The employer with the most employee participants will win a healthy lunch for those participating.
rabbittransit/rabbitEXPRESS in York and Adams County is offering a FREE ride for any rider who brings their bike on the bus for any part of their trip on Friday, May 15th and Lebanon Transit in Lebanon County is offering a FREE ride for any rider who brings their bike on the bus for any part of their trip from Monday, May 11th until Friday, May 15th!
Last year more than 3,459 miles were logged by 112 participants during Bike to Work Week.
Bike to Work Week is a national activity that promotes commuting by bicycle, which offers health and fitness benefits as well as reduces vehicle pollution and traffic congestion.
About Commuter Services
Funding is provided by the Federal Highway Administration through PennDOT and the region’s metropolitan planning organizations.
Commuter Services board includes transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations and chambers:
- Capital Area Transit (CAT, Cumberland-Dauphin-Harrisburg), Lebanon Transit (LT), South Central Transit Authority (BARTA, Berks & RRTA, Lancaster) and York Adams Transportation Authority (rabbittransit, York & Freedom Transit, Adams).
- Adams, Franklin, Harrisburg (Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties), Lancaster, Lebanon, NEPA (Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Schuylkill counties), Reading and York MPOs.
- The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC; the Gettysburg Adams, Greater Chambersburg and Lebanon Valley Chambers of Commerce; the Greater Reading and Lancaster Chambers of Commerce & Industry and the York County Economic Alliance.