Celebrate Bike To Work Week With Free Breakfast

By Lindsey Miller in News on Jun 15, 2010 5:40PM

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Photo by Steven Vance.
Despite a rainy beginning and a sweltering end, Active Transportation Alliance's Bike to Work Week continues through Friday with bike commuter stations situated throughout the city and a rally in Daley Plaza on Friday. It's too late to sign your company up for the bike-to-work competition, but there's still time to strap on your helmet and enjoy the sun on your way to work tomorrow - and Thursday and Friday.

On your way, stop at one of the bike commuter stations and enjoy free coffee and snacks - tomorrow, the stations will be in the city at Lincoln/Clark/Wells, the Polish Triangle (at Ashland/Division/Milwaukee), the Village Cycle Center (at 1337 N. Wells St.), and everyday at the ING Direct Cafe (21 E. Chestnut St.). Or, catch a one at your local Metra stop - Downers Grove, Palatine, Lisle, Highland Park, or Bartlett. Check the online schedule for locations on Thursday and Friday. Or, stop by Daley Plaza anytime on Friday (7 a.m. til 7 p.m.) for the annual Bike to Work Rally with snacks, entertainment, and giveaways for bike commuters.

If you don't want to bike, at least consider sticking it to BP and leaving your car at home on Thursday, which is annual Dump the Pump Day. The CTA is offering reduced rates at its Park & Ride Lots in honor of the occasion, and the RTA is having a drawing for free transit passes, gift certificates, or tickets to area attractions if you take the pledge on its website.