Bike to work and school day is Friday

Published on Thu, May 15, 2008
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Bike to work and school day is Friday

This Friday, May 16, hundreds of Blaine, Birch Bay, Custer and Whatcom County residents will hit the road on two wheels and on their own two feet as part of the county’s annual Bike To Work and School Day.

The event is now in its eleventh year and has grown more than 5,000 percent since 108 participants turned out for the first day in 1998.
Last year, more than 5,400 people participated in the event, said Margaux Mellott, a spokesperson for the Whatcom County Council of Governments.

Hungry cyclists can fuel up with free muffins, cookies, juice and coffee at more than 30 celebration stations at schools and businesses throughout the county.

One of those stations is planned for 7 a.m. in the Blaine middle school parking lot at the corner of Mitchell and H streets.

Blaine teachers Dan Steelquist, Mike Dahl and Glen Tuski will be present to hand out coffee, refreshments and other goodies. For more information, call 676-6974.