Bicyclist Wins The 11th Annual New York City Commuter Race
Commuting By Bike Is Fun And Efficient
Transportation Alternatives and Flavorpill held a commuter race from Williamsburg to SoHo this morning to highlight the benefits of commuting by bicycle in New York City. Three Flavorpill employees commuted by bicycle, subway and car from Brooklyn to Flavorpill's Manhattan offices.
"If you want to get where you need to go with the least amount of frustration, bicycling is for you," said Paul Steely White, Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives. "Commuting by bicycle is not only good for you; it's good for New York City. More than 200,000 New Yorkers commute each day by bicycle and bicycling is the fastest growing mode of transportation in the five boroughs. Today's results highlight why more and more New Yorkers are choosing to get to work on two-wheels -- it's fun and efficient."
The travel times in the 11th Annual Commuter Race were:
Bicyclist: 15 minutes
Transportation Alternatives organizes a Commuter Race each May in honor of National Bike to Work Day and as a way to encourage more New Yorkers to bike to work. This year, Bike to Work Day falls on May 18th, and T.A. will host commuter rest stops at all of the East River bridge crossings, the Staten Island Ferry, near Yankees Stadium on Grand Concourse in the Bronx and along the West Side Greenway. More information about Bike to Work Day and other bike-related events in New York City is available online at BikeNYC.org.
"Biking has long been a part of the culture here at Flavorpill and we're proud to support BikeNYC.org's efforts to bring biking events to more and more New Yorkers," said Sascha Lewis, CEO and co-founder of Flavorpill. "Flavorpill is very enthusiastic about how biking, particularly in major cities, has become increasingly a cultural and global phenomenon and we're looking forward to encouraging our community to get out on their bikes during Bike Month and National Bike to Work Day."
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