Bike to Work Week helps grow cycling community
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Bike to Work Week started Monday and the cyclists say it's going great.
Tuesday began with a “bike bus” as well as snack tables and cheering stations that popped up across the city.
Adele Plunkett said she bikes because she loves being outside and seeing the beauty of Charlottesville. She said the best part is finding a community.
"There's a lot of people from Charlottesville that we know or we're getting to know through biking. And we like to find ways to bike and sort of find ways to support our community through it," she said.
Sara Pennington is in charge of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission's rideshare program, which promotes alternative transportation.
She said Bike to Work Week pushes its message and is getting people involved in the biking community.
"I think it's really scary the first time or to think about it, and I think having someone who can lead and guide you makes all the difference and helps people understand that it is a good choice," she said.
Pennington says if people log one of their bike trips in the ride share app, they could win some cool prizes.
Bike to Work Week events end Thursday with an electric bike demo at the Albemarle County Office Building on McIntire Road from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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