Embracing Winter Bike to Work Day 2016!

Source: winterbiketoworkday.org

Source: winterbiketoworkday.org

Congratulations to all those who participated or who are participating in Winter Bike to Work Day 2016 on Friday, February 12th. This is terrific event that inspires people to get outside and embrace Winter and all its glory. Well done!

I am particularly proud to see my new hometown of Traverse City to be listed as the leading American city for pre-event registrants. Booya!  Here is a list of the Top 25 cities for committed registrants (over 10,000, as of 1:30 pm EST) around the Northern Hemisphere and a weblink to the complete list of over 1,500 cities.

  1. Zagreb, Croatia
  2. Oulu, Finland
  3. Novi Sad, Serbia
  4. St. Petersburg, Russia
  5. Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  6. Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  7. Moscow, Russia
  8. Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  9. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  10. Almaty, Kazakhstan
  11. Helsinki, Finland
  12. Bergen, Norway
  13. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  14. Skopje, Macedonia
  15. Gothenbeug, Sweden
  16. Traverse City, Michigan, USA
  17. Oslo, Norway
  18. Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
  19. Trondheim, Norway
  20. Tampere, Finland
  21. Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
  22. Bratislava, Slovakia
  23. Washington, DC, USA
  24. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  25. Stockholm, Sweden

Source: http://winterbiketoworkday.org/2016-city-scoreboard-full/




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5 Responses to Embracing Winter Bike to Work Day 2016!

  1. Tim Potter says:

    Thx for posting this Rick. I saw something about this earlier this week but didn’t realize there was a registration process or a big survey til doing it just now. Very cool.

    For those of you who think riding thru the winter isn’t for you or impossible given your commute distance, consider my strategy as a way to still ride each day but not as far. This is especially helpful if you have to pay for parking privileges at your workplace (like we do at MSU). Consider keeping a winter bike in or on your vehicle for the cold winter months and riding from a free parking area close to work. It’s pretty easy to ride a short distance thru nasty weather w/out having to buy special clothing, etc. Studded tires are still a must IMHO and a couple other winter-specific things, but don’t think you have to ride all the way from home to be a regular bike commuter! I call it “Bike commuter lite” for 3-4 months of the year!

    Also, I’ve accumulated all my winter riding tips here which I’ve refined over the years of actual winter riding for your reading pleasure!


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