Residents are invited to participate in a variety of programs surrounding National Bike to Work Day Friday.
GreenTrips, in partnership with Allegra Allergy and others, will offer a fun-filled day of biking activities, including a free community breakfast, an afternoon street block party and a dinnertime trek on Stringer’s Ridge.
Bike Chattanooga will offer complimentary 24-hour access passes during the event. Guests can visit any of Bike Chattanooga’s 37 kiosks to take advantage of the opportunity. The pass includes unlimited station-to-station trips lasting fewer than 60 minutes. Access is provided by Allegra Allergy.
Festivities begin with the annual Bike to Work celebration and breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. in Miller Plaza. Volunteers from area neighborhoods are organizing routes and meeting places for those who want to participate in a group ride.
Routes are scheduled for St. Elmo, Highland Park, Chickamauga Dam via Riverwalk, North Chattanooga and Hill City.
Admission to the breakfast is free. Click here for more information.
Later, participants are invited to bike from the Riverfront to the Grass Garden Inversions alleyway for Pedal to Picnic in the Passageways from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Picnic in the Passageways is a pop-up parklet/block party at Garden Grass Inversions in the 700 block of Cherry Street. Guests can enjoy food from Chatterbox Café, music from Swayyvo and a demonstration from the Mozilla Foundation.
Finally, Stringer’s for Your Supper will begin at 5:15 p.m. at the Spears Avenue Trailhead and will feature an after-work ride through Stringer’s Ridge Park. The event is sponsored by Outdoor Chattanooga, Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association, High Point Climbing and Fitness, and Tennessee Solar Solutions.
Meals can be purchased on-site.
Chattanooga’s Bike to Work Day is part of National Bike Month.
GreenTrips, along with various organizations, has organized Bike to Work Day in Chattanooga for the past four years. The day is meant to “encourage residents to help reduce traffic congestion and air pollution while enjoying the health benefits and fun of cycling in the Scenic City.”