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Hartford to Join National ‘Bike to Work’ Day


HARTFORD — Bike Walk Connecticut is promoting bike commuting all around the state this week for National Bike to Work Day.

More than 20 Bike to Work Day breakfasts and events are scheduled in cities, towns, and at companies around the state for the morning of May 17.  Organizers expect up to 30 separate meetups around the state. The Hartford event will kick off at the Old State House at 6 :30 a.m. The program will run from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. rain or shine.

 State government agencies are in on the action too, competing for the “Commissioner’s Cup.”  Bike Walk Connecticut, with Commissioners Jim Redeker (Transportation), Catherine Smith (Economic & Community Development) Dan Esty (Energy & Environment), and Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra are scheduled to speak at the Hartford Old State House program.

The aim is to reduce emissions polluting the environment. Research shows that bike commuting reduces traffic, avoids pollution, saves gas-and burns calories!  More than half of the U.S. population lives within five miles of their workplace, making bicycling a realistic, fun way to get to work.

Rookies, veteran commuters and everyone in between are encouraged to pledge to Bike to Work on May 17 at www.bikewalkct.org/bike-to-work.

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City Partners With Bike Walk Summit


HARTFORD — In an effort to realize a bike and walk friendly city, the city has joined with the Connecticut Bike Walk organization to hold a summiton Saturday at Central Connecticut State Univeristy in New Britain.

The Nov. 13  Bike Walk Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. will create a  forum for city and community leaders to continue the work toward a Healthy Hartford by planning the changes needed to improve resident’s ability to bike and walk across the city, Hartford officials said.

“With the goal of changing the culture of transportation to make bicycling and walking safe, feasible and attractive for a healthier, cleaner Connecticut, the organization Bike Walk Connecticut will bring us together to have these important conversations,” said Carlos Rivera, Director of the Hartford Department of Health and Human Services.

To register for this event,  visit www.bikewalkct.org.

For additional information, call Bike Walk Connecticut at 860-904-2420

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