Friends of Hyde Park members are volunteering with Bike Austin, Quack's, and other businesses at the Hyde Park fueling station. If you'd like to volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Bike to Work Day will be happening on Friday, May 19th. There will be fueling stations all across the city providing food, drinks and overall support for people riding their bikes to work. It is meant to encourage bikers of ALL LEVELS find new ways to get to work, leave the car at home for a day, and discover (or re-discover) the joys of bike-commuting.
Get your bike ready, dust off your helmet and bike to work on Friday, May 19th!
The Hyde Park fueling station will be located at the Duval Center parking lot, between Dolce Vita and Julios, just off the southbound bike lane on Duval St. The fueling station will be open from 7.00 am to 9.30 am.
Stop by for some complimentary muffins, cookies, water, and coffee from Quack's. Bike Austin will be handing out free tote bags and swag. And Bike Austin will throw a great party that night with free beer for folks that participate!
A few things to keep in mind when bike-commuting for the first time:
1) Be safe. Always wear your helmet and bike lights.
2) Make a plan. There are lots of bike lanes around the city, make sure you've got a good plan of what streets you are taking.
3) Don't forget about public transit. Even for those of us not in the best of shape, bike-commuting is still an option! A good way to start is to bike one way and take the bus the way back. All Austin buses have bike racks.
If anyone has any questions about Bike to Work day, don't hesitate to contact us.
Oh, and for more detailed info please visit http://biketoworkaustin.org/
You can also sign up to be a Friends of Hyde Park member for free here: http://friendsofhydepark.atxfriends.org/join/
-Friends of Hyde Park