Trek Women
May 20, 2008

BIKE TO WORK DAY

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Last week was Bike to Work Week.  Last Friday, May 16th, was Bike to Work Day.  Bike to Work Day is celebrated across the country and is getting bigger every year. 

Bike to Work Day participants help raise awareness of using alternate forms of transportation which promote clean air and reduce traffic congestion. Biking to work also improves your health and saves you money.  Kind of a no brainer, right?

Btw1 The night before Bike to Work Day I asked my son Liam if he had any desire in participating in the ride and rally with the Loveman and I, reminding him that I would be waking him up at 6am.  Of course he enthusiastically said yes, which is exactly what I had expected him to say.

The next morning it was pouring rain and the Loveman suggested that I not wake him.  I knew if I didn't wake him that he would be very upset so I went into his room, told him it was raining and asked him if he still wanted to participate in the ride.  He said said yes, just like I thought he would.

Btw2 We rode into town in the pouring rain and he couldn't have been happier.  When we got to the rally people were snacking on bagels, donuts and bananas and drinking juice and coffee.  Liam was the only kid there and he was taking it all in. 

A few announcements were made, awards were given out and then there was a raffle.  There were lots of cool prizes as well as a new bike for the grand prize.  As they announced the final number for the new bike Liam held tightly onto his ticket.  Low and behold they called his number!  He couldn't believe it...actually none of us could believe it.  The bike shop owner told him that he would take the adult size bike back to his shop and let Liam pick out a bike his size.  What a happy day!

He rode all the way back home in the pouring rain and as he got ready for school he said, "Mom, this was totally worth getting out of bed at 6am."   Now if my kid can do this so can you.  We all can make a difference if we try.  Now hop to it!

Comments

I enjoy your blog very much. Great post. We want to be larger next year.

Posted by: Offie | May 21, 2008 7:25:15 PM

CONGRATULATIONS TO LIAM!!!!! what a great blog ALWAYS and especially today. susan, you continue to amaze and inspire me...i love you! and what an awesome photo of you and jim and biscuit/monkey #1.

Posted by: kathleen fontaine | May 22, 2008 9:03:33 AM

Ohmigosh! That is SO cool! Congrats to him! That's the best!

Posted by: Ginger | May 28, 2008 3:14:09 PM

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