A little bit after the fact, but the two “Energizer Stations” in Sebastopol for Bike to Work Day (May 13) recorded more riders than ever, although overall numbers for the County were similar to last year. LITE Initiatives sponsored a station for Analy High School that was responsible for some of the good numbers, but there were also several families who stopped by the station at the end of the Rodota Trail at Petaluma Ave.

I enjoyed seeing all the cyclists out on Bike to Work Day and hope at least a few will be inspired to keep cycling. I’ve talked to two or three new (to commuting) cyclists in the past two weeks who were planning to keep going. The Sebastopol City Council issued a after-the-fact proclamation for Bike to Work Day at their May 18 meeting, as well as a nice proclamation honoring me for being selected as bike commuter of the year.

I convinced four of my colleagues at the Sonoma County Library to form a team for the Team Bike Challenge, Team Read & Ride. While we weren’t in the top ten (several of those spots belong to Marmot employees again), we were a long way from the bottom. I hope to organize a few more folks into teams next year — maybe we’ll even be able to break into the top 20.

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