It’s May! The April showers are gone, it’s starting to feel like summer, and that means … Bike Everywhere month!
This year WT has assembled a team of 22 riders to participate in the Cascade Bicycle Club’s Bike Everywhere Challenge. Our goal: raise money for Bike Works, a local non-profit whose mission is to build sustainable communities by educating youth and promoting bicycling. Through their repair and re-cycle shop in Columbia City, they teach kids (and adults) about bicycle assembly, maintenance, and safety. In addition to the health benefits, their programs establish a community centered around the freedom and sustainability of bicycling. Weber Thompson is hoping to raise $1,000 in donations, so even that 1¢ per mile pledge can add up fast! Although commuting is a large percentage of this mileage, we believe fun rides and trips to the supermarket are equally important to reduce our carbon footprint, so we are counting every mile toward this goal.
In addition to this charitable goal, we always try to address another goal: having fun! We are planning a number of office rides, for lunch, happy hour, and even a tour to check out some of our WT projects (they are popping up everywhere, from Luma on First Hill, to DATA 1 in Fremont, to Evergreen Park out in Bellevue!). Add in the other great events associated with Bike Everywhere Month and it’s going to be a fun month of May!
So if you have your own team and want to compete with the “Weber Thompson Wheelies,” or if you like Bike Works and want to participate in our fund raising challenge, join us—get out and ride!