This week is National bike to work week leading up to National Bike to work day this Friday (May 21st) I know, everyday is bike to wherever day. The organization People for Bikes is trying to gather 1 million cyclists who are united to improve the future of biking, and they want you to have a chance to win a free bike just for signing on.
Here in NYC, ING bank is getting into biking to work week:
ING DIRECT USA TO CELEBRATE NEW YORK CITY BIKE MONTH BY HOSTING FREE EVENTS FOR BIKERS
WHAT: With Spring in the air, there is no better time for New Yorkers to tone up their physical and financial fitness. ING DIRECT USA â€“ the nationâ€™s largest direct bank â€“ wants to help by encouraging New Yorkers to bike to work.
In May, ING DIRECT USA will celebrate Bike Month to recognize bikers for choosing a healthy and money saving mode of transportation. New Yorkers can save time by not sitting in a cab or on the subway and save money on those pesky fares that can add up along the way. To help bikers save money, ING DIRECTâ€™s 3rd Avenue CafÃ© will host free events for area bikers to learn more about innovative bike products and bike safety, and win bike-related prizes from Manhattan Portage, creator of the original New York messenger bag.
Events will include:
May 21st: Bike to Work celebration featuring live music, a sale on Dahon Speed D7 bikes and bike trivia with chances to win bike repair kits, water bottles, whistles and free drinks from the ING DIRECT CafÃ© from 8am to 10am.
May 22nd: Join Bfold Bikes, a local bike company specializing in folding bikes, for an â€œEasy Bike Maintenance 101â€ seminar and a chance to win a messenger bag from Manhattan Portage from 1pm to 3pm.
Bikers commuting to work can enjoy a free â€˜biker breakfastâ€™ every Friday in May. Stop by on your bike and receive a free coffee and pastry compliments of the ING DIRECTâ€™s 3rd Avenue CafÃ©.
Free New York City bike route maps will be available at the CafÃ©.
WHERE: ING DIRECT USA New York City CafÃ©
968 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022