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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Peddling pedaling to work - Dispatch article

Hundreds to take part in 2 programs encouraging commuting by bicycle; many also will ride to promote safe sharing of roads

Tuesday,  May 11, 2010 2:50 AM


Dan Magestro didn't need the Bike to Work Challenge to get interested in biking to work. He frequently rides his bike from his Upper Arlington home to his Downtown job as an investment adviser at Nationwide, even making the 6-mile commute in the winter.

But he's still participating in the challenge, which began yesterday, in an effort to get people to bike to work as much as possible over 10 days. The event is organized by Yay Bikes!
"It kind of gives the (biking) practitioners a chance to show what they do," said Magestro, 37.
Motorists can expect to see more bikes on the road in the coming weeks. In addition to the Challenge, another group called Consider Biking will have its third annual bike-to-work event on Monday, launched by a 7:30 a.m. ride from Ohio State University to the Statehouse. It will be led by Mayor Michael B. Coleman and as many as 70 local business leaders.
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