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Bike to Work Week in Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. - Thousands will ditch their cars and hop on a bike this week, for Spokane's Annual Bike to Work Week. It's a movement organizers say that's gaining momentum as Spokane's mayor officially declares Spokane a bike friendly city.

By registering to ride in Spokane's Bike to Work Week, bikers now have a way to be counted, which shows city officials how big of a part they are to the state's transportation system.

"I bike because of the environment, but also because of my health," said biker Bill Heaton. " We become a physically inactive culture. People should save money, save gas and bike to save your life. "

This week also provides a chance to honor the lives of those lost in biking accidents across the Nation and works to inspire today's youth to get out and get active.

"We have a real childhood obesity problem nationwide, " said co-chair Barb Chamberlain. "Kids develop lazy habits early on and we must work together to inspire hop in America and set an example to ride your bike to school."

Bike to Work Week will continue through Friday night, with a final celebration at the Steamplant Grill. The dinner is free for all who registers online and RSVP's to the event.

 

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